Roasted Red Beet Hummus a Vegan Recipe
Hummus is a classic dish that originated in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions of the world as early as the 13th century. Typically made from chickpeas, it’s a flavourful paste that can be enjoyed on its own, with crackers, veggies, or used as a spread for fresh bread or sandwiches.
We made this hummus recipe for a special cooking class featuring ideas for Valentine’s Day, from breakfast in bed to festive cocktails. This recipe includes roasted red beets to give the hummus a gorgeous bright pink colour and slightly sweet taste, making it a perfect addition to any appetizer menu or snack table. Portable and healthy, I make this hummus for a summer picnic or serve it at an apéro dînatoire.
Roasted Red Beet Hummus
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- 1 15-oz can Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans
- 1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice 1 large lemon
- 2-3 oz Roasted Beets cooled – approximately 1 small beet
- 1/4 cup Tahini or substitute any nut butter or equivalent amount of ground sesame seeds
- 1 Medium Garlic Clove
- 3 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil plus more for serving
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- Salt as needed
- 3 tbsp Hot Water for thinning the hummus
- Pull all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth, then place in a bowl.
- To finish, drizzle with olive oil and serve with fresh-cut vegetables.
- Option: Add sliced green onions to the top of the hummus for garnish.