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Delicious Beet Hummus
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!
Eat Your Dips and Be Healthy Too
This book came so highly rated, I couldn't resist it. It includes a lengthy list of healthy ingredients for dips plus a lot of detailed information about each one. Then it's chock full of 60 recipes that are sure to please. I have my favorites and I'm sure you will too.
I don't own this book, but I hope to soon. With 25 hummus recipes and tons of good information about the nutritional benefits of chickpeas, how to prepare the, and more, it's a must have for any vegetarian looking for the perfect, affordable protein source for their diet.
Have you ever tried Beet Hummus before?
Have you ever tried Beet Hummus before?
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.
- 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
- Toss all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust salt and garlic to taste.
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!
- How to Roast Beets
As with so many things, Betty Crocker knows her stuff. I love her cookbooks because they teach the basics, and roast beets is a great one from the tip library.
- Roasted Beet Salad
Roasted beets and goat cheese are a match made in heaven. Add a few other ingredients and you have a mouth-watering meal or appetizer.
- Roasted Beet and Butternut Squash Soup
Red and orange are two intensely healthy colors and they make a beautiful and delicate soup. Love this!
- Rosemary Roasted Beets and Carrots
Such a gorgeous dish as a side for the holidays or any time of year!
- Quinoa and Roast Beet Salad
Quinoa is high in fiber and protein and beets are so nutritious themselves. This is a great, flavorful, healthful dish for lunch or supper. I love that it includes the beets and greens!
- Roasted Beet Risotto
Such an interesting side dish. I think risotto dresses up any meal. Add some beets and your supper is "dressed to the nines." Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock to make this recipe vegetarian.
- Quinoa-Roasted Beet Salad
A totally different experience than the salad listed above. This one's a complete meal in one dish with chickpeas, feta cheese, pine nuts, and more. The addition of cilantro makes it divine!
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