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Roasted beetroot hummus is a healthy, colorful and flavorful dip that adds life to your everyday meals. This easy hummus recipe is vegan, gluten-free and perfect for those looking to eat up their vegetables!
A vibrantly pink, slightly sweet, and deliciously healthy Beetroot Hummus, very easily made by placing all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
It’s safe to say that Hummus is the little black dress of dips. It can be dressed up or dressed down. It’s very versatile; it can be added to many different dishes, enjoyed as part of a meal or snack.
This time I’ve gone with my go-to hummus recipe that consists of the usual garbanzos (chickpeas), tahini, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Using this base, I added beetroot to make this Beetroot Hummus recipe. The addition of beetroot is quite sweet, so you need to balance this with a little more salt, garlic, and lemon. The lemon juice really helps to balance this out as well.
I love hummus as a mid-afternoon snack with some veggie sticks like carrots, bell peppers, or cucumber. It is also delicious on toast, topped with some avocado and a crumble of plant-based feta and EVOO. Add some sliced radish and Everything Bagle Seasoning from Trader Joe’s, and you have yourself a cafe insta-worthy breakfast.
Is Beet Hummus good for you?
There are many health benefits to be found in beetroot, both cooked and raw. Here we will focus on the hummus aspect of the vegetable, and look at some ways that beetroot can benefit your diet.
Raw beetroot is high in vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system and fight off infection. Beetroot also contains antioxidants which help to protect cells from damage. When roasted, the nitrates found in beetroot are transformed into nitric oxide, which has numerous health benefits including reducing inflammation and helping to improve blood flow. In addition, a study published in Nutrition Research showed that people who added roasted beetroot to their diets were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
So whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or an attractive addition to your dinner table, beetroot hummus is a great option. It’s tasty, easy to make, and will keep you feeling energized all day long.
Beetroot health benefits you’ll love
There are so many reasons to love this recipe! Hummus is a nutritionally complete snack. It contains both protein and complex carbohydrates from chickpeas and tahini and healthy fats from the extra virgin olive oil. Basically, it has all of the nutrients that you need to give you sustained energy.
By adding beets, you’ll up your vegetable intake for the day and provide more complex carbohydrates as well as micronutrients and antioxidants.
Beetroot provides so many health benefits and is rich in fiber to promote a healthy digestive system. They also contain nutrients like vitamin C, iron, manganese, and potassium. Some of the more important health benefits of eating beetroots include reducing blood pressure, improving blood flow, and increasing exercise performance.
How do you use Beetroot Hummus?
When it comes to beetroot hummus, there are so many ways to enjoy this versatile spread. Beetroot hummus can be enjoyed as a dip, used as a condiment for sandwiches, or even stirred into a smoothie. Here are some of our favorite ways to use beetroot hummus:
Beetroot Hummus Sandwich Spread: This spread is perfect for making sandwiches that will fill you up on the go. Simply layer sliced bread with avocado, beetroot hummus, and grilled chicken.
Beetroot Hummus Smoothie Option: If you’re looking for something delicious and nutritious to drink on a hot day, try stirring some beetroot hummus into your morning shake. It will give it a delicious and healthy boost!
How long will Beetroot Hummus last?
If stored in an airtight container, Beetroot Hummus is a great dip for any party! It lasts in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Vibrant Roasted Beetroot Hummus Recipe
What You’ll Need
2 beetroot medium-sized, cooked and drained 2 1/2 cups garbanzo beans, skins removed Juice from 2 fresh lemons, or to taste 1/4 cup water from the garbanzos 1/2 cup tahini 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 1/2 tbsp for garnish 3 garlic cloves 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp cumin 1 tsp sea salt
What You’ll Need To Know
Combine the cooked beetroot, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cumin, and sea salt in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until the ingredients are smooth, ut not creamy.
Serve in a glass or ceramic dish, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle paprika and cumin over it.
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