Vibrant Beet Hummus Recipe

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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Vibrant Beet Hummus Recipe
Hummus is a heart-healthy dip staple in many households. In this recipe, canned beets kick the heart health value up a notch with a dose of fiber, antioxidants and potassium.
Serving Amount
  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas

  • 1 12 oz can beets

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Juice from large lemon

  • 34 cup tahini

  • Ice-cold water as needed

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional – garnishes such as paprika, chopped parsley and pistachios

  • Step 1

    In a blender or food processor, combine lemon juice, garlic and tahini and blend until smooth. Add 2 tablespoons of ice-cold water and blend. 

  • Step 2

    Add chickpeas and beets and blend until smooth. Slowly drizzle in olive oil to incorporate. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more ice-cold water to get desired consistency.  

  • Step 3

    Garnish if desired and serve with cucumbers, peppers, whole-wheat pita or other desired foods. 

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