This easy Mediterranean Beet Hummus Recipe has all you love in traditional hummus, yet with an earthy sweetness that could make it your favorite!
Check Out Where Fresh Beetroot Comes From And You Are Sure To Be Wowed By Their Earthy Beauty!!
Red Beets, both raw beets and cooked, have been a superfood for such a long time.
But many of us are just making the discovery about the earthy flavor for ourselves.
Better late than never!
When I started growing beets in my small garden and found how easy they are to grow, I fell in love with beets even more.
Much like a carrot, beetroots grow underground, getting fat and sweet.
Once the beautiful green and burgundy beet leaves are tall and full, the beets are ready to pull up out of the ground.
Beet leaves are also delicious, so just wash, roll, and slice a Chiffonade bundle of small slices and add to salads, soups and stews.
Vibrant Color Vibrant Heart
Beets are finding their way into our hearts, literally!
Packed with daily values, loaded with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, fresh beets have health benefits you are going to want to eat in as many ways as possible.
And since beets have shown significant results in lowering blood pressure, and increasing blood flow, it makes delicious sense to try new ways to eat them.
How Beets Are Eaten
There was a time when beets were only eaten out of a jar, and often pickled.
Boy, have we come a long way since then!
Now they are eaten cooked, dehydrated and raw, which makes them great in a Health Smoothie!
Best Beet Recipes Especially If You Like Colorful Food
One of the best smoothies I had while living in Brazil was made with beetroots, so I created one when I returned home; Brazilian Health Smoothie, with beetroot, orange and carrots.
Beets produce a naturally high level of sugar (the good kind), therefore I went out on a limb and created a Beetroot Ice Cream.
Its gorgeous color is cause alone to create recipes around them!
Wake Up And Smell The Hummus – Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus!
Some wild Disney creator whispered these words through Aladdin’s lips for a reason!
Do You Have A Favorite Hummus?
I don’t. I have FOUR!
What Is Traditional Hummus?
A classic hummus recipe has been around for a very long time, and is exactly that; classic!
When I was growing up, we often had homemade hummus from scratch, like, really from scratch.
The ‘from scratch’ version always started with dried chickpeas soaked overnight in a large pot with enough cold water to just cover them.
A dash of baking soda was always added as they soak to cut down on… well, you know… gas.
Certainly a good reason to make hummus from scratch!
A few simple ingredients, like tahini (sometimes made from scratch too), garlic, lemon and olive oil, whisked in a blender and hummus was ready!
Roasted Beet Hummus
A plate of beet pink hummus looks like a party, in and of itself, doesn’t it?
Oven roasted beets, or pre-cooked beets from your local market, are the start of fabulous appetizer recipes for a variety of occasions.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Try spreading beet hummus on your favorite sandwiches, toss into Deviled Eggs, or simple have it ready as the perfect appetizer with celery sticks or Pita Bread.
This beetroot hummus recipe comes together quickly in a food processor or blender, and can be made several days ahead, in fact it tastes even better the next day.
Isn’t a fast appetizer just what we all need during the frenzy of special occasions and holiday food preparation?
How To Make Beet Hummus Mediterranean Style
I can’t stress it enough, how easy beet hummus is to make, so I will explain how to make beet hummus: toss all the ingredients into the food processor or blender, whirl until pureed and that is it! Boom!
The secret to making beet hummus fast, is to have the ingredients already on hand.
Nearly every market has pre-cooked beets in the produce section now, unless you choose to roast them yourself.
Keeping several cans of a variety of legumes in the pantry is just wise.
Keeping a jar of Tahini in the pantry is just… well, so gourmet of you!
- Red Beets
- Fresh ginger
- Olive oil
- Fresh Parsley or Basil
- Food processor or blender
- Sauce pan
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cup
- Citrus press
- Box grater
- Stovetop or burner
Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus
- Food processor or blender
- Roasting pan or dish
- 2 cups Oven-baked beetroots
- 1 cup Canned chickpeas garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup Tahini paste
- 1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Fresh ginger grated
- 2 Fresh garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp Sumac
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup Fresh herbs preferably fresh parsley
- On a baking sheet, wrap unpeeled beets in parchment paper and roast in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until tender. Cool and peels.
- In the bowl of a food processor place the cooked beets, along with the remaining ingredients, except for the fresh herbs. Puree until you have obtained a creamy texture, adding a bit more olive oil if needed.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil across the beetroot dip along with freshly chopped parsley and serve.
- Will keep 3-4 days in the fridge. Best served room temperature.