Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

A few years back I watched a segment on all of the health benefits of purple foods. I then proceeded to go on a total “Purple Food Kick”.

It’s crazy how many purple foods are out there when you look, purple potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, and of course beets!

Roasted Beet Hummus

Beets are a great detoxifier for the body (in case you had a couple of drinks over the weekend, woo woo!), they  are a natural aphrodisiac (oh heeeey!) and they help aid in depression and boost energy levels.  Now if you’re not sold on the amazingness of beets after that, then I’m not sure what’s going to convince you!

Maybe I’ll just throw in the fact that they’re filled with vitamins and nutrients, also help fight cancer and are a natural antioxidant, seriously they’re amazing!

Healthy Beet Hummus

Ok, now here’s the real kicker, this recipe for Beet Hummus is also amazingly delicious, like seriously scrumptious, totally tasty!  Healthy and yummy, you just can’t BEET it! Haha, yup, that just happened!

Beet Hummus Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 tbsp + ½ cup olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Preheat the oven to 450°.

Place the  beets in a “foil basket” with 1 tbsp of olive oil and the balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

Wrap the foil around the beets and place in the oven for 45-60 minutes.

Remove from the oven, open the foil and allow the beets to cool 10-15 minutes.

Place the beets in a food processor with the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic and lemon juice.

Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

Drizzle the olive oil through the top of the food processor while the food processor is running.

Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

Blend for 30-60 seconds, or until creamy.

Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

Oh my gosh, it’s healthy, delicious AND gorgeous, this hummus just keeps getting better and better!

Vegan Beet Hummus Recipe

Serve with pita bread or veggies for dipping.

Beet Hummus Recipe

I served it with both pita bread and carrots yesterday by the pool. It was the perfect light and healthy treat for poolside snacking!

Keep it gluten free and vegan by serving it with carrots or other veggies, like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes or celery.

Gluten Free Beet Hummus

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian (and vegan!)

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Beet Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: app. 3 cups hummus

Beet Hummus

Ingredients

  • 3 medium beets (peeled and quartered)
  • 1 tbsp + ½ cup Enzo Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°.
  2. Place the beets in a “foil basket” with 1 tbsp of olive oil and the balsamic vinegar.
  3. Wrap the foil around the beets and place in the oven for 45-60 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, open the foil and allow the beets to cool 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place the beets in a food processor with the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic and lemon juice.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil through the top of the food processor while the food processor is on.
  7. Blend for 30-60 seconds, or until creamy.
  8. Serve with vegetables or pita bread for dipping.
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