A refreshing twist on a classic Middle Eastern dip with this vibrant Beet Hummus recipe. Made with roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, and a pop of lemon, this hummus is not just a visual treat but a flavor-packed, nutritious addition to any meal.
Growing up in Jordan, hummus was a daily delight, but now I’ve infused a touch of creativity into this beloved classic with my Beet Hummus recipe. Whether you’re looking for a colorful dish to celebrate Valentine’s Day or simply want to indulge in something unique, this vibrant pink hummus is the answer. While I fondly recall enjoying hummus from a local shop during my childhood, I’ve since embraced the joy of crafting my traditional Jordanian hummus at home.
My unexpected journey into creating Beet Hummus began when my son, craving a fusion of breakfast and dinner, requested a platter of hummus, foul, and lamb chops. Amused by the idea, I couldn’t resist. With leftover beets and garbanzo beans, I concocted this delightful beetroot hummus. This innovative twist blends the earthy essence of chickpeas and tahini with a zesty lemon kick, resulting in a savory, creamy, and brilliantly pink delight. Even the skeptics, like my son, couldn’t resist its irresistible charm after the very first bite!
Ingredients in Your Roasted Beet Hummus
- Cooked Garbanzo Beans: The heart of your hummus, cooked garbanzo beans, bring a nutty, creamy texture and a mild, earthy flavor to the dish. They serve as a versatile canvas for the vibrant beet and other ingredients.
- Roasted Beets: Roasted beets add a stunning pink hue to your hummus while infusing it with a sweet, earthy, and slightly earthy flavor profile. They provide natural sweetness and depth to the dip.
- Fresh Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice contributes a zesty, citrusy brightness that balances the earthiness of the garbanzo beans and beets. It provides a refreshing and vibrant kick to the hummus.
- Tahini: Tahini, made from toasted ground sesame seeds, brings a creamy, nutty, and slightly bitter element to the hummus. It adds depth, richness, and a distinctive Middle Eastern flavor.
- Garlic: Minced garlic offers a pungent, savory kick to the hummus, enhancing its overall flavor profile with its aromatic and slightly spicy notes.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil provides a smooth and silky texture to the hummus while imparting a fruity, slightly peppery flavor. It adds richness and enhances the creaminess of the dip.
- Ice Cubes: Ice cubes serve as an unexpected secret ingredient, helping to create the perfect consistency for your hummus while keeping it refreshingly cool.
- How To Roast Beetroots?
How to Roast Beetroots?
To prepare your roasted beets for this delightful beet hummus recipe, follow these simple steps: Start by thoroughly washing the beets to remove any dirt. Once cleaned, peel them using a vegetable peeler. Quarter the beets to ensure even roasting. Drizzle with high-quality olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast at 400°F for about 30 minutes until they’re tender and emit a sweet, earthy aroma. Allow them to cool before incorporating them into your hummus. Roasting enhances their natural sweetness, adding a delightful touch to your recipe.
How To Serve Beet Hummus?
The beauty of this Beet hummus recipe lies in its versatility. It’s a delightful accompaniment to a variety of dishes and snacks. Scoop it out with warm pita bread or crackers or as a tangy spread for your favorite sandwiches. It’s equally delicious and served alongside a grilled kofta or chicken drumsticks. You could also make it part of a classic mezze platter next to delicacies like dolma, kibbeh, and tabbouleh. And don’t forget how great it is with pita chips or warm taboon bread! You can even give your Mediterranean chicken bowl a delightful twist by adding a dollop of beetroot hummus on top or using it as a luscious spread for a creamy chicken wrap. The possibilities are virtually endless!
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