Beautiful Beet Hummus


Super happy with how this turned out! Love these colors together. Wanted to share this with you for when you are not doing The PURE 10 Challenge as the ingredients are not appropriate for this cleanse.


Beautiful Beet Hummus unites garbanzos and beets, both of which have some wonderful benefits.


Garbanzo beans also known as chick peas contain considerable plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy carbs. They can help manage weight, aid digestion, are heart healthy, and can naturally cholesterol levels. This is why I include it in my super naturally pure ingredients list when creating recipes.


Beets, considering their sweet taste (as far as veggies go), are relatively low in calories yet loaded with nutrition and contain

  • Fiber

  • Vitamin C

  • Folate vitamin B6

  • Magnesium

Beets help to regulate blood pressure, fight inflammation, improve digestion, support brain health, and can even help fight some types of cancers.

Cooked beets, especially roasted, have a slight sweetness and mild, earthly flavor that isn’t too overpowering, making them a great ingredient for adding to recipes.



Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or from can)

  • 8 oz fully cooked roasted or steamed and cooled beets

  • 3 tbsp tahini

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • Juice of ½ lemon, more if needed

  • a small amount of the peel and pulp from your discarded lemon after squeezing, diced up tiny

  • Himalayan salt to taste

  • ½ tsp cumin

  • 2 ice cubes, more if needed

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Garnish (optional): parsley

Method


Whip it all together in a food processor!


Tips for Creamier & More Beautiful Beet Hummus


1. Adding a tablespoon of olive oil

Although you don’t need to do this step, if you want extra smooth hummus, add additional oil. If you don't like the strong flavor of olive oil you could use avocado oil instead.


2. Add Ice Cubes While Blending

Although it may sound a little funny, adding ice while your hummus is blending helps to whip the hummus and adds an even creamier texture. The ice also help to loosen the hummus, so it is not overly thick. If you have added your 2 ice cubes and still think the hummus is too thick, add another ice cube or two to loosen it up.


3. Let Food Processor Run for a Bit

To achieve a super smooth and creamy finish to this beet hummus, allow the hummus to whip up the food processor for up to 4 minutes. The extra time gives all of the bits and chunks from the beets, garbanzos, and garlic to blend thoroughly.


4. I made homemade seed crackers and added the pop of avocado green for a fun festive touch.


5. Add 1 tsp. olive oil , a sprinkling of paprika and some chopped parsley on top when you serve in a bowl.