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beetroot hummus

We are generally all familiar with hummus these days. I find its nice to mix it up and use hummus as a base recipe and add extra punchy flavours to compliment. Here I have used beetroot which not only gives hummus an earthy taste, but also a great zingy flavour from the extra vinegar. Beetroot also gives that luscious pink colour that the eyes never quite tire of looking at.

beetroot hummus

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serves
4-6 people as a snack or spread
preparation time
5 minutes
cooking time
30 minutes (for beetroot)

ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar (or to taste)
  • 1 medium sized beetroot, baked and skin removed
  • 1 small clove garlic

method

Preheat oven to 180c and place beetroot on a oven tray to roast for around 30 minutes. The beetroot should be tender through to the middle. Use a skewer to test the middle of the beet. When it is cool enough to touch, roughly peel off the skin (a little left on there will not hurt) and chop into cubes.

Combine beetroot with all other ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Store in a covered container in the fridge. Keeps for 1 week.

Try beetroot hummus is this delicious open sandwich recipe.

nutritional information

  • Beetroot hummus is high in fibre and provides sustaining protein thanks to the chickpeas. Use this dip as an addition to your main meals or as a snack with crisp veggies or crackers. It is also lovely spooned over grilled fish or lamb.
  • Tahini is the standard creamy base to hummus. It is a rich source of calcium and essential fats thanks to those lovely oils from the sesame seeds.
  • There are so many other flavour combinations that you can make using the base of hummus. Try adding black olives or baked eggplant. Baked pumpkin is lovely too especially with a good spoonful of dukkha.

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Mike Van Emmerik
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Mike Van Emmerik

There seems to be a fraction missing in front of “cup lemon juice”. I can confirm that a whole cup is way too tart and sloppy :-O. 1/8th cup seems too little.

Jessica Cox
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Jessica Cox

Hi Mike, yes it looks like the fraction has dropped in the import to the new platform for the site. Sorry about that! There has been a few teething issues and it looks like you’ve been hit with one. It’s a 1/4 cup of lemon juice, which I’ll update now.

Steph
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Steph

Hi Jess – is it 1 cup of rice bran oil? This seems like a lot..!

Kelly Olorenshaw
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Kelly Olorenshaw

I’ve just made this, using raw beetroot and without the lemon juice, and it’s delicious! Not to mention the most gorgeous colour ever…

Hayley Ni Mheachair
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Hayley Ni Mheachair

just made this for lunch !! Delicious on toast with some feta and cherry tomatoes!

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