Nourishing Beetroot Hummus

beetroot hummus

If eating healthy means eating the rainbow, then this beetroot hummus has got to be up there as one of the tastiest, most colourful healing foods you can eat.  In fact it’s as creamy and delicious as it is pink and pretty!

By adding beetroot to a hummus recipe, you’re making a super-nourishing dip loaded with extra nutrients.  This is because beetroot contains lots of phytonutrients and antioxidants.  These include anti-inflammatory pigments like betalains, as well as other healing compounds such as epitechin, rutin, caffeic acid, carotenoids and flavonoids.

And you can read all about the amazing things that beetroot does for your body in my post 8 Super Healing Benefits Of Beetroot.

For now, let’s take a look at the beetroot hummus recipe…

Nourishing Beetroot Hummus

Note: this beetroot hummus recipe makes enough for about 6 peeps.

Ingredients

  • 400g can of chickpeas / 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • 250g / 2¼ cups cooked beetroot, chopped
  • 100ml / ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • a little chopped fresh parsley

Method

1  Pop the chickpeas, beetroot, olive oil, horseradish, tahini, cumin, lemon juice, garlic and sea salt into your food processor and whizz them up until smooth.

2  Spoon out into a beautiful bowl of your choosing and sprinkle with the fresh parsley.

3  Keep your beetroot hummus in the fridge until later, or serve immediately with some crunchy crudites or something equally delectable like these crispy rosemary flatbreads.

And if you try his recipe, please let me know what you thought!  You can share all in the comments below. x

In the meantime, for more beetroot inspiration, take a look at these other delicious recipes – Healing Beetroot Juice, Gluten-Free Beetroot Chocolate Brownies and Earthy Beetroot Salad With Bitter Greens.

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