Savoury recipes

The beetroot hummus

I’m getting a bit tired of the regular hummus so I decided to tune it up a notch. I saw a video on Goodful Facebook page a while ago with different variations of hummus, today’s will be beetroot. Its colour is just amazing, I bet children would totally love it! How often do you get to eat pink food?

I won’t take more than 15 minutes to prepare it.

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, 2 small
  • Chickpeas, about 350gr (I used a can)
  • Garlic, 2 gloves
  • Tahini, 2 tablespoon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Olive oil, 4 tablespoon
  • Salt, pepper

Procedure

I roasted the beetroots, but you can also boil them or steam them. Allow them to cool down before using them.

Put the chickpeas, beetroot, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in the blender; mix until smooth – although to be fair, I quite like it with tiny bits so it gives some texture to it. Add salt and pepper to your taste.

I’m not going to tell you how to eat hummus… I have it with some raw vegetables, but crisps, toast, and other joyfulness will also do the trick!

 

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The health benefits of beetroots

The beetroot improves blood pressure, prevents heart disease, improves stamina and endurance performance, boost brain function, detoxify the body and clean the blood, help fight chronic diseases, improves digestion. (Read more here)

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