Fresh Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Roasted red beet hummus is packed with essential nutrients including protein, fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C but low in calories!

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

Course Snack
Servings 8
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup dried chickpeas
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 8 oz uncooked red beets
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cover chickpeas with 2 cups of water and allow to soak for 6 - 12 hours. Drain and rinse.
  • Add 2 cups of water and chickpeas to a saucepan. Turn heat to medium. Cover and simmer for 90 minutes or until tender, checking occasionally to ensure there is enough water to keep chickpeas from scorching.
  • Drain any excess water and set chickpeas aside to cool.
  • While the chickpeas are cooking, preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Cut greens off the beets, leaving 1” of the stem. Wash thoroughly, brush with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast until tender, 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven and allow to cool. Peel the beet and cut it into cubes.
  • Combine chickpeas, beets, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse until smooth, adding additional olive oil as needed to achieve desired consistency. This step can also be done in batches using a blender.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Hack: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 4 months.
  • Hack: Freeze in serving-sized portions for a great and easy snack. Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours before eating. If thawed hummus is grainy or lumpy after thawing, give it a quick spin in the blender or mini processor to smooth things out.
  • Hack: One 15 oz can of chickpeas can be substituted for the dried chickpeas. It is not necessary to soak or cook the canned chickpeas.
Keyword appetizer, buffet food, chickpeas, easy, football snacks, garbanzo beans, hors d'oeuvres, hummus, party food, red beets, snacks

Did you know?  Colorful foods add up to a healthy diet!  Check out the benefits of beets here!

Suggestion:  If you love beets, try this colorful orange and beet salad!

Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets brings together two of my favorite foods: Fresh beets and canned mandarin oranges! What’s your favorite food combo?

Mandarin oranges and red beets come together in this colorful and delicious side dish!
Mandarin Glazed Beets

Mandarin Glazed Beets

 

4 medium beets (2 lbs)

Olive oil

11 oz can of Mandarin oranges, drained, liquid reserved

2 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp butter

 

Cut greens off beets, leaving 1” of the stem. Wash thoroughly, brush with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast until tender, 50-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Peel beets and cut into cubes.*

Mix mandarin orange liquid, cornstarch and lemon juice in a medium saucepan.  Add butter and turn heat to medium.

Allow the liquid to come to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add beets and cook until warm.  Gently stir in oranges and allow to warm.

* Beets can be cooked in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

4 servings, 190 calories per serving

Hack:  If you like this combination of oranges and beets, try this Orange Beet Salad!

 

 

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