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Delicious Beet Hummus

Updated on July 19, 2014

You Can't Beat Beets!

But you can food process them!

I'm falling in love with beets all over again. When I was a kid, I was the pickiest eater in the land, especially when it came to vegetables, but I loved beets. Whenever my mom served them, I was one of the only ones at the table that would touch the vibrantly-colored dish even though I would sit at the table for hours to avoid eating many other veggies.

Now that I'm an adult and a vegetarian, I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare the vegetables I love (there are many more of them now). And Beet Hummus, with a few little additions of my own, is one of my new favorites! It's a delicious, satisfying and healthy way to enjoy lunch or even just a snack. I hope you like it too!

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Have you ever tried Beet Hummus before?

Have you ever tried Beet Hummus before?

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I found the original recipe online and had to make it my own. One one clove of garlic? Puh-lease! The garlic blends perfectly with the sweet earthiness of the beets and the nutty flavor of the tahini and a little salt brings out all the flavors. This dip is excellent served with baked pita chips.

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 -3/4 cup fresh beets (roasted and peeled)
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Toss all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust salt and garlic to taste.
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Make It Easy on Yourself Later - Prepare ahead and freeze

I love preparing foods in the season when they're most plentiful, and these beets are no exception. I spent a weekend roasting and peeling fresh beets. Then I used my food processor to slice them for quicker thawing later. I vacuum sealed them for freshness in the exact size packages I need to make my new favorite, healthy snack and tossed the packages in the freezer. Easy peasy beet hummus whenever I want it through the cold colorless winter months!

How to Roast and Peel Beets - ... and more favorite recipes

I had never roasted and peeled beets before. My mom served canned beets and I had followed suit. Boy was I missing out. If you can get your hands on fresh beets, do it! Here are a few links for how to roast and peel them, then what else you can do with them. Enjoy!

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What flavor (if any) do you like best in your homemade hummus?

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Sound delicious. Will definitely have to give this a try.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I love beats and enjoy my dips. Your hummus with beets recipe will be tried, no doubt enjoyed too!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

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      erleneamat 3 years ago

      I love eating hummus and garlic is my favorite. I've never thought of making hummus out of beets. Thanks for sharing this new recipe on Merry Monday.

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      My son found some recipes for sun-dried tomato kind, so I'm going to try that and throw some peppers in for me! :-) I'm looking forward to trying this type, too!

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      So far the traditional kind.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      My favorite has been roasted red peppers, but peppers are now out for me, so it's going to be beets.

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      I just love all kinds of hummus and that is that. : )

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