Beetroot hummus is a sauce of Middle Eastern origin that has now become common also on our tables: excellent to accompany vegetable dips and enrich bruschetta.
Beetroot hummus is a tasty and colorful variant of the traditional chickpea recipe, which allows you to add a slightly sweet touch to the sauce and use beets grown in our garden. It is very easy to prepare and can be used to make tasty appetizers, together with seasonal vegetables or to garnish and fill sandwiches and wraps. The strong purple color of the vegetable also makes the cream special from an aesthetic point of view, very scenic on the plate.
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Seasonality: autumn recipes
Dish: vegetarian sauce
Ingredients for 4 people:
100 g of previously boiled chickpeas
1 beetroot (about 70-80 g)
1 tablespoon of tahini sauce
the juice of one lemon
30 ml of extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1g 14%, Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 89mg 4%, Total Carbohydrate 9.7g 4%, Dietary Fiber 2.6g 9%, Total Sugars 3.1g, Protein 3.4g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 21mg 2%, Iron 1mg 5%, Potassium 152mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
How to prepare hummus with beetroot
The preparation of beetroot hummus is similar to that of the famous chickpea sauce. Clean the beetroot from the earth very well, remove the leaves and boil it in salted water for about 30-35 minutes, until soft. Remove the outer skin and cut it into cubes.
Quickly pass the previously boiled chickpeas in a cloth, to dry them with the cooking water, and put them in the mixer together with the diced beetroot, half of the extra virgin olive oil, the sesame tahini sauce, lemon juice, and a pinch. of salt.
Blend all the ingredients, gradually adding the remaining oil, until you obtain a homogeneous sauce with a velvety consistency.
At this point the delicious purple hummus is ready, we can spread it on croutons or simply eat it with bread.
Variants to the recipe
Beetroot hummus can be enriched with some ingredients that will add even more flavor to this delicious sauce.
- Sesame seeds. You can add lightly toasted sesame seeds in a pan to the hummus to the beetroot, which are also well suited to serve as a topping for the spreadable cream.
- Herbs. Add fresh aromatic herbs from your garden, finely chopped, for a rustic and genuine flavor. Chives in particular are exquisite.
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