** Make this easy beet hummus in just a few minutes - it's so good! **
It's safe to say I'm the only person in my house who LOVES beets.
My kids could take them or leave them, and my husband won't go near them. That being said, I try not to go crazy planting them. I only have a few left to pull (more seeds will go in the ground in a couple weeks for a Fall harvest) and this afternoon I realized I hadn't made my favorite beet hummus this summer. The coolest thing about hummus, aside from being delicious, is that you can freeze it. I didn't know that until last year. So now I can make a huge batch of this and freeze portions to enjoy during the winter. This recipe is super simple, all you need is a food processor or high powered blender. I used my Vitamix for this.
**Scroll down for the detailed recipe**
Here's everything you need. I'm a visual person and enjoy seeing process photos, so incase you are too, here you go.
See, I even put everything in a bowl and arranged it to look nice, just for you. Normally I would just toss everything in the blender and go.
My very trepidacious taste tester and hand model.
The fact that she ate this, knowing it had beets in it, and went in for a double-dip makes this a mom win for me. Remember, no one else in my house likes beets...
Here's the best part - you can freeze it! I line a cookie sheet with either this slipat or parchment paper, plop a large spoonful of hummus on it and then put it in the freezer. A couple hours later, just pick them up and put them in a freezer baggie. It's all portioned out, so it won't go to waste if no one else in your house likes beets either. It thaws perfectly in the refrigerator.
Beet Hummus Recipe
3 Cups Garbanzo Beans (or 2 cans)
2 Cloves of Garlic minced
3 Roasted and Cubed Beets
3 TBSP Olive Oil
1/4 C Lemon Juice (about 2 lemons)
1/4 C Toasted Sesame Seeds (or 2 Tbsp Tahini)
3/4 Tsp Cumin
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4-1/2 C Warm Water
1) Toss everything in the blender or food processor and pulse until the hummus has a semi-smooth consistency.
2) Slowly pour in the warm water while blending/processing until it is super smooth.