No Chickpeas need apply
Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional Hummus (Chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil) it’s a classic combination and It’s loved around the world. But why stay there?
Adding beetroot to a hummus not only gives you a fantastic color, but also a full blast of antioxidants. They also have phytonutrients to help reduce inflammation and detox your body.
Did I mention this dish is Paleo friendly?
One more thing about it’s health benefits, according the study The Potential Benefits of Red Beetroot Supplementation in Health and Disease published in National Center for Biotechnology information, Beets help with fighting cancer development. This is personally important me as Alicia’s dad went through Lung Cancer last year. That situation made us very aware of the importance of nutrition that helps with fighting cancer and recovering of Chemo side effects.
To find out more about our cancer journey, click here for Robert’s story
Making the Hummus
So it’s not a traditional hummus, since hummus means chickpeas in arabic. However, the preparation is identical and we’re only replacing one ingredient with the other. If you want to add chickpeas to this hummus, you absolutely can, it will give you a more pink-ish coloration but it will taste creamy and be more attune to the original. I know both Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay have their interpretations of beetroot hummus.
Boiling the beetroot will soften it enough to puree. Just make sure it’s fork tender before removing it from the water. Peel them under running water.
Adding Tahini, Olive oil, and garlic to the mix will make a consistent puree. A food processor will give you the best results.
Having this color in your hummus is perfect to impress at the next party!
Now onto Carrot Hummus!
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This is the Best Beet Hummus recipe you’re going to find. It takes the traditional hummus recipe, and gives it a modern twist by using red beets for that potent color and burst of antioxidants! You can eat it with pita, to be sure, but add it to a salad and take it to a whole other level!
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp Tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
Blend together the tahini, garlic, beets, and olive oil to a smooth consistency in a food processor. Add the lemon juice and season with salt & pepper to taste. If consistency is too thick, add a little bit of olive oil to desired texture.
- Serving Size: 8 oz
Keywords: Hummus, Vegetarian, Paleo, Mediterranean, Dip, Spread, Beet, Beetroot