Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus delicious and oh so nutritious. I think when I put together the perfect ingredients for this recipe it felt like putting together ingredients for a new secret sauce! Or atleast once I tasted it, it sure felt that way.  Beets have always been a vegetable that I hear from most people as being difficult to consume due to its potent taste and smell. And well, that’s to say the least. However, myself personally have always enjoyed consuming beets due to their high mineral and Iron content. But I can also understand why to some they may not be the easiest to drink in the form of juice or consume in a daily salad. So I put together this recipe that will allow you to take a shortcut but still  help you to get all the perks and benefits of consuming beets.

The Stems

Beets are loaded with minerals and Iron that feed our bodies. The food and energy needed for our cells run throughout the entire vegetable just as you can see with the stems. Although I do not use the beets stems in my recipe I do place them in a stasher bag and use them in the future. Personally, I enjoy using them in my daily green smoothies. If you have not had a chance to check out my Mean Green smoothie, you can check it out here. It is excellent for fasting and helping to restore the body.

Garbanzo Beans

Garbanzo Beans (also known as Chickpeas) are a staple in any recipe when it comes to Hummus. Not only are they a great texture for your Hummus but they are also highly nutritious and loaded with fiber to help keep your digestive tract in order. Other great benefits about them is that they help with weight loss, Sugar control,  and they are extremely high in protein. This is great especially if you are someone who is Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian, or to put it more simply just an individual who does not eat a lot of meat regularly and you are looking for another great way to incorporate protein into your diet.

What to eat with

Beet Hummus can be eaten with a variety of dishes. In particular, vegetables like carrots and celery usually work great to get a powerhouse of vegetables into your diet.  Or you can pair Beet Hummus with a great pair of healthy chips. Myself personally, I enjoy my beet hummus with a nice Flax seed chip every now and then. Another great way to add a kick to your beet hummus is if  you add a touch of Basil Pesto to this dish. It adds for a nice  kick and a smooth finish all in one combo. I have a great pesto recipe that you can check out here.

Beet Hummus

Healthy snack option for the everyday busy person.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 10

Equipment

  • high powered blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 3 small beets or you can use 2 medium
  • 2 can Garbanzo Beans also known as Chickpeas
  • 2 freshely squeezed lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup Tahini
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/3 cup Garbanzo Fluid this is the reserved fluid from the Garbanzo bean can

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven lay parchment paper and place Beets to bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes
  • Once complete set aside to cool.
  • Place all ingredients other than the beets into your blender
  • Once Beets have cooled Place them in blender or high food processor and blend all ingredients until they are smooth.
  • Serve in bowl with veggies or chips
Keyword beet hummus, healthy, hummus

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