5ouncesbeetsabout 2 medium beets, cleaned and roasted
4medium garlic clovesroasted (I like garlic so feel free to use less if you have a date or something)
1/2cupchickpeascanned or cooked
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
½cupchickpea liquid or water
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.
Now to make the hummus! Put beets and chickpeas in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped.
Then add lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, roasted garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and blend.
Add enough chickpea liquid or water and blend until smooth.