- 1 Beet roasted & peeled
- 15 oz Chickpeas drained
- 1 Lemon zested
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- Roasted Beet:Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wrap beet in aluminum foil, place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Let beet cool and use your fingers to rub/peel off the skin. This is a messy job and your hand will become the most beautiful shade of deep fuchsia (pretty but messy). Slice peeled beet into quarters.
- Make Hummus:Place sliced beets in food processor and blend into small bits. Add in all other ingredients except the oil and blend until smooth consistency. Pour in oil and pulse until smooth. You can add a spoonful of water if needed to reach the consistency you like! Salt + pepper to taste. Serve w/fresh veggies + pita or crackers!
Bold and beautiful, roasted beet hummus is a refreshing addition to any
spread!! A whole lemon is featured in this recipe giving it
real zest! I always look for beets with tops and leaves in tact for ultimate freshness. I also save the tops, sauté them in a bit of olive oil or balsamic vinegar and salt for a delicious side dish to complete a meal.
Roasting red beets can be a messy job, but they are the most beautiful fuchsia pink hue when they come out of the oven. I roast them whole with the skin on wrapped in foil on a baking sheet at 375 degrees
Fahrenheit until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the beets you get. Let the beets cool completely and use your fingers to rub off the skin. Get ready for pink finger tips but its worth it!! Slice peeled beet into quarters and process into small bits in a food processor.
With the beet bits ready you can now combine in all the remaining ingredients except the oil and blend until smooth consistency. Seriously, the most beautiful pop of flavor here comes from the whole lemon zest!! Look how beautiful it is resting in the food processor next to the beet bits!
Darren was my helper today in the kitchen … and yes he is wearing a shark Christmas sweater! HA! The last step is to slowly pour in oil and pulse until smooth. You can add a spoonful of water if needed to reach the consistency you like! Salt and pepper to taste always. Serve with fresh veggies, and pita or crackers!