Roasted beetroot hummus

Roasted beetroot hummus

roasted beetroot hummus serving suggestion

When I was a kid, I really used to despise beetroot. It was mainly due to a particular type of unimaginative beetroot salad that was served for lunch in my kindergarden. The memory of my teacher forcing a spoonful of this stuff into my pinched mouth still makes me shudder.

Now, it’s a completely different story. My taste buds decided that beetroot is actually pretty tasty and I no longer have an aversion to it. In fact, I have now gone the opposite way and try to incorporate it into pretty much everything (watch this space – there is more pink goodness coming your way). Since garlic and lemon are beetroot’s old friends, it naturally goes well with hummus and gives this old classic a new lease of life. This beetroot hummus makes a delicious snack with some fresh or toasted bread or a inside a homemade tortilla vegetable wrap (coming soon!).

roasted beetroot hummus ingredients

roasted beetroot hummus being made

roasted beetroot hummus serving suggestion

serves
4
PREP
30 min
COOKING
60 min
serves
4
PREPARATION
30 min
COOKING
60 min
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups of cooked chickpeas (1 cup of dry)
  • 2 medium beetroots
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • ½ tsp of fine sea salt, adjust to taste
  • 2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • approx. ½ cup of water
  • a few grinds of fresh pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to serve (optional)
  • sesame seeds to serve (optional)
METHOD
  1. Set the oven to 200° C
  2. Wash the beetroots and wrap each one in a piece of kitchen foil (adding a tablespoon of water to each packet). Put into a hot oven and bake for 45 – 60 minutes (until the beetroot is soft enough to pierce with a knife). Once baked, set the beetroots aside until they are cool enough to handle. Keep the beet juice that gathered at the bottom of each packet – it will come in useful in step 4.
  3. Peel the skin off the beetroots with your fingers and chop them into slices.
  4. Place chickpeas, slices of roasted beetroot, reserved beetroot juice, minced garlic, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper into a food processor.
  5. Process until smooth. If the mixture is too dry, drizzle a bit of water into it – be careful not to make it too watery. If you prefer your hummus to be smoother, transfer the mixture into a blender and process some more. Unfortunately, the mixture tends to get stuck in a blender (due to a blender’s construction and thickness of hummus) so making it this way is more work and I’m not entirely sure it is worth the extra effort. Another thing that results in much smoother hummus is peeling chickpeas after cooking. It is an arduous task, however, so don’t do it unless you are a smooth hummus fanatic.
  6. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve with fresh bread and as a part of a mezze selection.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories
277
14%
sugars
9 g
10%
fats
8 g
12%
saturates
1 g
5%
proteins
13 g
26%
carbs
41 g
16%
*per serving
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REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
ASHMITA@HomeFoodSecrets:
Absolutely delicious. I love roasted beets. This is some of the best hummus I have ever had.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thank you so much, that's lovely to hear! Ania
Diane:
I'm an arduous smooth hummus fan! I use Yotam Ottolenghi's method to remove chickpea skins (it's in his hummus recipe in his Jerusalem cookbook); it's easier than popping them off individually. I LOVE beetroots and can't wait to make this.
    Ania
    Ania:
    I am big fan of his too and I have the book, I will look it up. Hope you'll enjoy the flavour of this one! x Ania
Kim:
Nomination submitted with pleasure. Not sure if it is too late?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Kim,
    No, it isn't actually! Thank you so much :) Ania
Valeria:
Thank you so much for this recipe!
I was looking for a recipe with beetroot in it, and this went beyond my expectations.
I did mine blending raw beetroot instead of roasted, added some ginger sauce and used apple cider vinegar instead of lemon, following the rest of your recipe, and with roasted chickpeas.
Oh, dear! It was so glorious in a sandwich with some cabbage , pesto and avo salad! My mom loved it as well.
I've saved some of your recipes for future reference, so far I am in love with your blog, keep it up!
The best energies from Venezuela :)
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hello to Venezuela! I'm glad that both you and your mom enjoyed it and it exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for the comment!
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