Make a lasting impression by serving this Hot Pink Beetroot Hummus. Delicious, Nutritions, Vegan & Gluten-Free!
It is HOT! As much as I have been complaining about the lousy Summer, we are now having a long heatwave lasting days. I absolutely LOVE IT (except when I have to sit in the overheated black car). We’re talking little cooking, plenty of summer fruits and salads… and a side of this absolutely vibrant Hot Pink Beetroot Hummus!
I mean, how cute is this?
This hummus is pink and radiant, delicious and packed full of nutrients!
The secret to this bright pink color? Cooked beetroot. Just a tiny bit goes a long way. Now, I don’t actually like eating beetroot, but I absolutely love the combination in this Pink Beetroot Hummus!
So if you’re like me, and don’t really like eating beets, I guarantee you will not even taste them in this recipe.
The hardest part of the recipe is cooking the beets until soft, which may take some time. You can do this ahead of time, or even buy pre-cooked beets in your supermarket.
We cooked our own beets, but used pre-cooked canned chickpeas, because no one has the time to soak and cook them, right?
Then just take your ingredients, place them into a food processor and blend away until smooth.
To serve place this bright pink hummus into a wide bowl, add a drizzle of olive oil and optionally some black sesame seeds and purple basil!
- 2 small beetroots
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt, pepper to taste
- juice of half a lemon
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Cook beetroot in a pot of water until fork-soft. When cooked, drain and cool down. Peel the skin off, slice the cooked beetroot and place into a food processor.
- To the food processor, add cooked chickpeas (we used canned, pre-cooked), finely chopped garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy, then slowly add olive oil and mix again.
- Taste and if needed add more salt, pepper or lemon juice.
- Serve with crackers or sliced vegetables. Will keep refrigerated in an air-tight container for about 4 days.
To shorten the preparation time, you can use pre-cooked beetroot and pre-cooked canned chickpeas.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201.1Total Fat: 14.6gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 61.5mgCarbohydrates: 14.6gFiber: 3.7gSugar: 4.1gProtein: 4.2g
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