Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

I could never understand what the big attraction to hummus was. Anytime I tried it I found it to be a bland, grainy, pointless dip. Right up until I made this beetroot hummus at home. Now I cannot get enough of it! Bottom line really is most of the store bought stuff just doesn’t compare. A bit like trying to buy a decent frozen lasagne… just not possible!!

I tried a few different recipes & then tweaked it myself. The real key to this I find is adding enough lemon zest to counteract the slight bitterness from the tahini & leaving it a day for the flavours to really infuse. (if you can stop yourself from eating it all!)

You can use fresh beetroot if you wish. I normally just buy the pre packed fresh cooked beetroot that you normally find in the chilled veg section. I would definitely not recommend using tinned. Its got too much acids in there that will not work well with your other flavours.

This is not only amazingly full of flavour, so bloody simple to make, vegan & super healthy, it just looks amazing. A real impressive dip or garnish on a plate due to its real vibrant colour.

I use it on sandwiches, salads, garnish on plates, as a dip & of course with falafels which I will being posting a recipe for also!

It freezes really well too so definitely advisable to make some extra to pull out of the freezer at a moments notice to impress some unexpected guests! But be sure to freeze in small amounts so it will thaw quickly.

Tahini Beetroot hummus
Add Tahini to blender

Recipe

600g canned Chickpeas – drained (1 and half tins)

250g Cooked Beetroot (chopped)

2 Tbsp Tahini

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tsp Cumin

1 Tsp Salt

Zest of 2 Lemons

Juice of 2 lemons

Method

  1. Place everything in a blender
  2. Blend on low until a smooth consistency.

To serve drizzle with a little olive oil.

You can also sprinkle with some poppy seeds & sesame seeds or a little bit of feta and coriander for added presentation.

Enjoy!

Love Lizzy x x x



2 thoughts on “Beetroot Hummus”

  • Long time reader, first time commenter — so, thought I’d drop
    a comment.. — and at the same time ask for a favor.

    Your wordpress site is very simplistic – hope you don’t mind
    me asking what theme you’re using? (and don’t mind if I
    steal it? :P)

    I just launched my small businesses site –also built
    in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any
    feedback)

    Keep up the good work– and take care of yourself during the coronavirus scare!

    ~Justin

    • Hi Justin,
      Just seeing your message.
      I am using Kale Pro theme. Best of luck with yours. I’m only just building my site as you can see but hopefully can catch up now that I have so much time on my hands with the pandemic!
      I’m also just using the Lightroom app on my phone to edit pics for now.
      I’m only learning myself so if there is anything I can help you with let me know.
      Lizzy x

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