Roasted Beet Hummus

roasted beet hummus

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love living in Texas. Tasty BBQ, 80 degree temps in February, burly men in cowboy hats, no complaints here. Though I’ll never been a real Texan, I’ll sure do my best into fooling locals that I am still 23 was born and raised in this fine state. Maybe it’s my love of big, blond hair, affinity for rhinestone belt buckles, or how I gracefully climb into a pick-up truck (that’s a lie) but people tend to think I am a native, even after I open my big Yankee mouth. Hmmm. Either way, I made this little photo on Facebook to show my special love for Jews of this fine state. 

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Yee haw, y’all! Besides Texas, and cowboys, and Jews, you know what I love? Beets. Not your first guess? Well besides the fact that they are delicious, they make natural neon pink food. What’s not to love? I like to dream of adding beets to my other favorite foods (don’t you?) like this hummus. The beets add a subtle sweetness that is super tasty. You should try it! Here is all Jew need.

roasted beet hummus

First up, clean and roast your beets and garlic. Drizzle beets in 1 tablespoon olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast at 375 degrees F for about 90 minutes until they are fork tender and the peel rubs off easily. After 50 minutes, add the garlic cloves drizzled in 1 tablespoon olive oil and wrapped in aluminum foil and continue to roast for remaining 40 minutes. Then cool and chop beets into pieces.

roasted beets

Now to make the hummus! Put beets and chickpeas in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.

roasted beet hummusThen add lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, roasted garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and blend. Add enough chickpea liquid or water and blend until smooth.

roasted beet hummus

roasted beet hummus

See?! Neon pink food! Maybe you could serve this at a baby or bridal shower? Or just Tuesday?

roasted beet hummus

I was tempting to cover the whole thing in edible glitter and call it a day. Kidding, of course. Sort of.

roasted beet hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus
 
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Just like normal hummus but neon pink and better tasting thanks to our friend the beet!
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Vegetarian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces beets (about 2 medium beets), cleaned and roasted
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, roasted (I like garlic so feel free to use less if you have a date or something)
  • ½ cup chickpeas (canned or cooked)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chickpea liquid or water
Instructions
  1. First up, clean and roast your beets and garlic. Drizzle beets in 1 tablespoon olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast at 375 degrees F for about 90 minutes until they are fork tender and the peel rubs off easily. After 50 minutes, add the garlic cloves drizzled in 1 tablespoon olive oil and wrapped in aluminum foil and continue to roast for remaining 40 minutes. Then cool and chop beets into pieces.
  2. Now to make the hummus! Put beets and chickpeas in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
  3. Then add lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, roasted garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and blend.
  4. Add enough chickpea liquid or water and blend until smooth.

 

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Comments

  1. Great idea, was just wondering what to do with all these beets I had!

  2. Know what’s in my fridge drawer? Two beets looking for a reason to live. So Tuesday beet hummus is it. And pink? The daughter will love. :)

  3. While I’m not much of a beet or humus person I know this might be a huge hit with the family!

  4. I LOVE beets and I LOVE hummus! and I make both…well I dont make beets but you know what I mean. I am so stealing this from you! :)

  5. Awesome recipe and post! My wife and I love beets and hummus – never thought to combine the two! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. This looks to fresh and flavorful, Amy! Love that bright pop of color and flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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