Roasted beet hummus is loaded with nutrients and makes for a beautiful appetizer or condiment! Serve it up with pita bread, chips, and raw vegetables, or use it to spread on sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, you name it!
For those of us who love slathering just about anything with hummus, this version is otherworldly.
Although I’m a big fan of classic hummus recipes, I also love to change them up from time to time by adding nutrient-packed ingredients. I’ve been known to add kale to hummus – guilty as charged.
Don’t put it past me to roast a full bulb of garlic and toss it in the food processor with garbanzo beans either.
You may remember from the Beet Hummus and Caramelized Onion Crostini recipe I posted a while back that I’m all about changing up my garbanzo dip with various flavors and ingredients. Given my undying love for red beets, it’s only natural that they should end up in my hummus at some point. Roasting a couple of beets along with garlic is a simple extra step that takes your hummus experience from Cloud Eight to Cloud Nine…just trust!
To throw an extra spin into this whirlwind of flavor, add a pinch of ground cinnamon. It may sound strange, but cinnamon adds unique flavor and warmth to the dipping experience.
For a supercharged vitamin and protein-packed dip of your dreams, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 (15-oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 small beets
- 6 cloves large garlic
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ¼ cup tahini, well stirred
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp red pepper, optional
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 Tbsp feta cheese crumbles
- 3 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Wash the beets and pat them dry. Chop them into ¼”-1/2” slices and place on a large strip of foil. Fold the foil over the beets, creating a packet.
- Slice the top off a bulb of garlic, drizzle it with olive oil and add it to the foil wrap. Place the packet of beets and garlic on a baking sheet and roast 40-45 minutes or until juices are seeping out of the beets. Remove the packet from the oven and allow the beets and garlic to cool.
- Add all the ingredients except the oil to a food processor. Process until smooth. While the food processor is running, drizzle the olive oil slowly through the top spout and continue to process until it's creamy. You may have to stop the food processor a few times and scrape the sides to get everything to blend together.
- Sprinkle feta cheese and pumpkin seeds over the top of the hummus. Serve with fresh raw vegetables, chips or crackers.
Nutrition InformationServing Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g