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Beetroot Hummus

An easy and delicious dip to put some colours on your table. Vegan and Gluten-Free and Soy-Free.

Impress your friend with a delicious and colorful hummus

I used to not like beetroot, I don't know why but I was assimilating beetroot to the taste of soil. But because I know that depending on how vegetables and fruits are cooked, it can completely change the taste, I like to try other people's ways of cooking things that I don't really like. If you see what I mean! So, recently I tried some roasted beetroot and I loved it. It's so delicious. As soon as I ate it I thought I should make hummus with it.

Beetroot Hummus

Note before you begin: It's not easy for me to put a recipe together because I cook with feeling, I always try different ingredients together, create new combinations, I know what spices I want to put and how much just by smelling them, I try what I'm cooking several times and adjust. So when I give you a recipe you'll see that I don't give you the exact quantity instead I give you some alternatives ingredients that you can add if you feel like it. Cooking is for me a way of listening to myself but I also understand that some of you prefer to follow a strict recipe and for now I'm not planning on doing this. But if you like having fun cooking or you just want to try new things here is the right place. If you use my recipe and you like it please take a picture and send it to me via Instagram or Facebook, I'll love to see them.

Section 1: Roasted Beetroot

Clean one beetroot, remove the skin, cut it into cubes, put the cubes in a bowl:

  • add some salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika

  • creative idea: you don't have to but you can add some fresh ginger or ginger powder, some chilli powder, dried chilli or fresh one.

  • mix it to make sure that all the beetroot pieces have oil on them.

  • put them into aluminium foil paper and,

  • in the oven at 180°C for 20 to 30 min or more until you can easily put a knife into the beetroot. They need to be fondant. Every 10 to 15 min you can open the over and mix the beetroot to roast all their sides.

Section 2: Hummus part

If you have your own way of making your hummus you can just put the roasted beetroot pieces into it.

  • 1 cup of Chickpea

  • 3 Garlic

  • 1 lime jus

  • 1 lemon jus

  • 3 tablespoons of Olive oil

  • ½ cup of Tahini

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Cumin

You can also add some almond butter, peanut butter, chilli, paprika, parsley, and sesame oil.

Cooking is an art so never forget to have fun and be creative. You can adjust the recipe depending on your taste, more lemon, more lime, more garlic or chilli.

Section 3: Mix all together

Mix the beetroot and all the hummus ingredients together until you obtain a creamy texture.

You can keep a piece of beetroot that you can cut into little pieces and add to the top of the dip.

When the texture of the hummus is creamy like you like it you can add some macadamia nuts or hazelnuts to it and give a last buzz with the mixer to give a crunchy texture.

You can freeze your hummus easily and take it out of the freezer when your friends are coming over.

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