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Roasted Beet Hummus

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For starters, my short lived excitement of what I thought was a new and fabulous invention of roasted beet hummus was not quite as original as I thought once I got on my computer and searched “roasted beet hummus” for only a b a g i l l i o n recipes to flood my dang search . . . . . buzzkill. ANYwho, those few minutes I thought I was inventive were stellar, nonetheless, and I’ll gladly take my few minutes of glory. It’s fine. I’m over it. LOL. But in all seriousness, this recipe is a MUST share for me because I think E V E R Y O N E should taste this pretty vibrant magenta colored hummus + it is just so quick and easy! I often tend + like to be a little crazy in the kitchen and typically play with my food (although I was always told not to . . . sorry mum and daddy). As I was recently eating dinner, of what consisted of a piece of grilled salmon (extra crispy) with roasted rosemary beet, a quinoa mix with side little dollop of hummus + baked pita (because I’m the biggest sucker for crunchy and a l w a y s need a crunch factor!).

Long story short . . . . I, being the D’Ana that I am, topped my beets off with a little hummus as anticipated every other bite to so! When I started to see my hummus transform into this pretty bright magenta color—I was sold. I smashed up the few beets I had left into my hummus and twirled my little pita into my newly made roasted beet hummus! So much goodness. Hi, hello—my name is Hazl and I'm officially addicted to roasted beet hummus! It's me newest and latest obsession. Gawking over the flavor + color combinations! Like, where has this been all my life?

It is so quick, so simple and very pleasing to the eye and taste buds all at once. Here is Hazl’s Way to creating this hummus masterpiece:

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet, roasted
  • 1 can of chickpeas (15 ounces), drained + rinsed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of (the above) 1 lemon
    • SIDEnote: I love lemon. Like thoroughly genuinely L O V E lemon and crave my hummus to be more lemon-y so I add juice from about 1 ½—2 lemons but YOU be the judge of your lemon lovin’.
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 - 2 hefty tablespoons tahini
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • *optional: add every and all kinds of herbs for more fun!

Instructiónes:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas UNtil water runs through without forming any bubbles! Set aside.
  3. Remove the stem of beet by cutting a ¼ inch in from the root.
  4. Scrub + wash the beet until fully clean . . . no grit or dirt a l l o w e d .
  5. Rough chop the beet — I strive for uniformity solely for even cooking, but it's not 100% necessary!
    • Side note: I usually do ½ inch size chunks because for me, this just cooks my beets quicker rather than tossing a whole beet in the oven + waiting for it to cool and then chopping it up (but let's be R E A L, chopping before hand just allows me to toss a few dices into my mouth once cooked as I get everything else prepared. DUH.) — but again, both methods will suffice.
  1. Once chopped to your liking, place beets onto a sheet of aluminum foil (now, I usually do two sheets splitting the one beet up in ½) and drizzl 1 - 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil, a little minced garlic and a pinch of salt + pepper on top!
  2. Roast in oven for 20 - 30 minutes or until “fork tender”— meaning the ability to insert and remove a fork easily with no resistance from the beet.
  3. Once beets are cooked thoroughly, (this is my F A V E part) I toss all of the remaining ingredients into my NutriBullet and blend until smooth, this will take about 1 minute!
    • Side note: at first, this hummus concoction may get a little thick and stuck under the NutriBullet blade but NO w o r r i e s — just stop the NutriBullet, shake it up a little and then let it blend more! If it’s too too too thick, just add a little drizzle of grape seed oil to loosen things up.
      • *super side note: of course a food processer is “ideal” for this hummus making madness but I have yet to invest into one and my NutriBullet gets the job done just as well for me!
  1. E N J O Y ! + how pretty is this magenta hummus? #obsessed

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Xo4always,

Hazl