This hot pink hummus is made with beets for a naturally vibrant hummus. This Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon Hummus is robust, zesty, and full of flavor!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon Hummus is loaded with flavor! As someone who is not a huge fan of beets (me!) this is seriously one of my favorite hummus recipes ever, and that is saying a lot!
The beets provide an earthy flavor to this hummus, which pairs so well with the garlic and zesty lemon. I love the color of this hummus too, it's so insanely beautiful! I love using this hummus as a dip for crackers, pretzels, veggies and especially on toast and sandwiches!
Tips for Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon Hummus
• Make sure you're using decent size cloves of garlic. If your cloves are small you'll want to add in more. That's why I said 5 to 6 in the recipe, as they can vary in size.
• Use a high quality olive oil. When you're making hummus olive oil is a big part of that, so make sure it's a good one.
• If your hummus seems dry, don't be scared to add in a little more olive oil. Depending on the size of your beets, you could need a little more olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you like.
• You can use this hummus for more than just dipping! Spread it onto toast or add it to your sandwich!
• This makes a pretty large batch of hummus. If you don't have a large food processor, you can cut it in half and just make half the amount. I like to make more at a time, because I love having snacks in the fridge!
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon HummusDifficulty: Easy
This simple Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon Hummus is bursting with flavor. The beets give this hummus a naturally bright pink color that sure makes a statement!
3 large organic beets, peeled and chopped
5 to 6 organic cloves of garlic, peeled left whole
7 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
30 ounces (two 15-ounce cans) organic chickpeas, drained
1 teaspoon organic onion powder
half organic lemon, juiced and zested, separated
salt and pepper to taste
organic chopped cashews
organic fresh lemon balm
organic lemon zest
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the chopped beets and garlic cloves to the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the beets are tender and garlic is fragrant. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet.
- In a food processor, add the roasted beets, garlic, chickpeas, onion powder, lemon juice, lemon zest, 6 tablespoons olive oil. Blend until mixture is smooth, add salt and pepper to taste. Depending on the size of your beets, you may need a little more olive oil if your hummus is too dry, add 1 tablespoon at a time until the consistency is right.
- To serve, add to a bowl and top with cashews, fresh lemon balm, and lemon zest.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.
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