UnBEETable Hummus
  • 3 cups garbanzo beans (canned or cooked)
  • 1 cup beets, peeled and diced (you can use canned beets if canned only in water)
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup tahini (ground sesame)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • Approximately ½ cup water
  1. To cook the beets, fill a 2 quart pot with 4 cups water and bring to a slow boil. Peel beets. Dice into ½ inch cubes. Carefully place beets in slowly boiling water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Check beets are tender by poking with a fork. Drain beets. Rinse with cool water, and drain again.
  2. In a food processor puree garbanzo beans, beets, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and ¼ cup water.
  3. Pulse ingredients in food processor slowly adding water until the desired consistency is achieved.
Recipe by Rootopia at http://rootopia.com/creamy-beet-hummus/