Quick Beet Hummus

By Maria Lobo - Creative Healthy Recipes -

This is an easy dip from the Middle East that has a reputation for being super healthy, especially as chickpeas are such a great source of plant protein and fibre. But for me the best thing about it is that hummus is a great starter with raw vegetables, or to simply serve with pasta!

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Ingredients:

Makes one bowl

200g canned chickpeas
1/2 raw beetroot
2 garlic cloves
5 tablespoons of olive oil
juice of 1 or 2 lemons
3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
4-6 tablespoons of water (depending on how creamy you like it)
Optional:
fresh turmeric (peeled and cut into small sized piece)
fresh parsley

Method:

  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, the beetroot and the garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Add the water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency. If you want that little something extra, add fresh turmeric and parsley as well!
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving.

Maria’s Tip: You can adjust the proportions of the ingredients to taste, depending on how strong you want the flavour to be and how thick you like your hummus. Start with less liquid than you think you might need. You can always add more as you blend it.

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  1. Just popped over and seen this – it has my name all over it! I’m specifically on the look out for this kind of thing for our youngest who needs to avoid garlic, so I can just adapt this for him.Thank you thank you!!! Do you happen to have any recipes for sugar free sweet treats / puddings??

    1. Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it. Yes, you can definitely make this hummus without garlic, it’ll still be tasty! Regarding the sugar free pudding recipe I’ll try to post something along these lines in the upcoming weeks. Keep checking this website for updates! Thank you!

  2. Thanks for leaving a comment. I think Maria’s recipes are fantastic and original. I’m sure she’ll have lots of sugar free recipes up her sleeve and leave you a comment. This one is mine and great as an after dinner pudding/smoothie. It’s really yummy and you can make it with a slightly thicker consistency so more like a pudding. My girls love it. http://naturalhealthstar.com/2014/10/06/sleepy-snoozy-smoothie/. Hope you enjoy x

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