Roasted Beet Hummus

I am pretty addicted to hummus. It’s healthy, easy to whip up and a perfect dip for just about anything.I bring it to school with me in my school lunch and have already turned my “never seen hummus ever” friends into addicts too. I have these guys dippin’ bell peppers and pita chips..haha They are forever hummus converts!

Whenever I think of the power of hummus, I always think of that Adam Sandler movie where he is a hair dresser and uses hummus for everything! Haha…Anyone know which movie I’m talking about?

Roasted Beet Hummus via LIttleFerraroKitchen.com

I usually make the standard hummus until I found this one that blew me over the top. My bloggy friend Amy at What Jew Wanna Eat (isn’t that the best name?) made this gorgeous ruby red beet hummus and I just couldn’t resist. And..I am also obsessed with beets. I know, I have weird obsessions! Tomatoes, hummus…now beets? Yes, It is true. Joe jokes that we’re closet vegetarians..haha. We actually tried vegan for about a week once and couldn’t do it, we just love cheese too much! But it was a fun try.

A few reasons why I love beets:

  • Contains vitamin C: 6mg/cup
  • Loaded with potassium: 518mg/ serving
  • Good source of fiber: 6gm/cup

Roasted Beet Hummus via LIttleFerraroKitchen.com

So I whipped up this gorgeous hummus and added a touch of cumin. I knew cumin and beets where meant for each other when I paired them up last year for Chanukah. Sweet and a lil smoky..yes please!

If you have a food processor, this is a breeze. Just throw everything in, puree for a bit and you have hummus enough for an army! I topped it with pomegranate seeds because it was just too pretty not to. And it adds a nice sweet bite, which goes perfect with the beet hummus.

I also want to mention that I didn’t have any chickpeas on hand so I used white beans instead and was pleasantly surprise! White beans are super creamy and luxurious which worked awesome in this simpel recipe. Next time I will try it with chickpeas anyway.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Inspired by What Jew Wanna Eat

Ingredients

  • 2 beets, roasted and but into quarter pieces
  • 1/4 c tahini paste
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed
  • 1/4 c water (optional depending on consistency)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 Tb olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add water a little bit at a time to find desired consistency. You may use less than 1/4 cup.
  3. Taste for seasoning.
http://littleferrarokitchen.com/2013/04/roasted-beet-hummus/

Roasted Beet Hummus via LIttleFerraroKitchen.com

Comments

  1. says

    This looks wonderful! I have some organic beets in my CSA box and this looks perfect for summer. Like that you used white beans–chickpeas give me a tummy ache, so now I have an alternative. Thank you!

    • SamanthaSamantha says

      Thank you so much Deanna! It worked out that I used what I had on hand :) I may try other variations with other beans as well!

  2. says

    Now that I’ve been checking out your hummus recipes I’m so sad I don’t have a food processor to make these asap (I’m currently renting an apt in Malaysia and nothing but a blender and juicer for kitchen tools here). I’ve been making juice with beets but wish I could be making hummus too.
    On a last note I have no idea what Adam Sandler movie that is !
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