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Vibrant Roasted Beetroot Hummus

February 17, 2019

 Isn't the colour of this hummus amazing?! The roasted beets add a sweet earthiness to the hummus. It's not an over powering beet flavour, just subtle enough to add a wonderful complexity to the dip. 

One of my favourite ways to enjoy it is on a slice of toasted breads with some avocado slices and some sprouts, or as a dip with crackers. Enjoy!

 

Watch How To Make It Here

This recipe starts at 5:10

 

Vibrant Roasted Beetroot Hummus

Recipe PDF

▸ ▹ Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free

Yield: approx. 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 50 min

 

INGREDIENTS: Hummus

2 medium beetroots, peeled

1.5 cups (400 g) cooked chickpeas* 

1/4 cup (62 ml) water

1 lemon, juiced

2 Tbsp (30 ml) tahini, sesame seed paste 

1 Tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 

2 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp salt 

 

INGREDIENTS: Optional Garnish

avocado

lemon slices

regular or black sesame seeds
sprouts

drizzle of olive oil

 

Directions

  1. Cut beets into 1/2 inch slices and lay on a parchment covered baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 200 C (400 F) for 40-45 minutes, until fork tender. Set aside to cool.

  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until preferred consistency. Scrap down the sides as needed. If you’d like the consistency to be creamier, add 1-2 Tbsp more tahini. If you’d like more zest, add more lemon juice.

  3. Plate, sprinkle on garnish, serve, and enjoy!

 

Notes

  1. *If cooking from dry beans, this is about 3/4 cup dry beans. If using canned chickpeas, this is the amount in a 400g can.

  2. Variations: add spices as desired, such as basil or cumin while blending to vary flavours. Get creative with this one!

  3. Speed-it-up: using canned chickpeas** speeds up the process. Roast the beets ahead of time, store them in the fridge and toss them into the blender when you want to whip up a batch of this hummus!

  4. Storage: store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week. 

  5. ** If using canned chickpeas, be sure to rinse first. Canned chickpeas are high in salt, so taste test and add the salt at the end in the amount desired. 

 Did You Try This Recipe?

Let me know how it went! Comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #pickuplimes 

 

❤ Sadia 

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