Beet Hummus – Recipe

beet hummus recipe

Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a “beet” today wasn’t cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.

By the 19th century, however, the natural sweetness of beets came to be appreciated and beets began to be used as a source of sugar (reportedly, Napoleon was responsible for declaring that beets be used as a primary source of sugar after the British restricted access to sugar cane)

Beets have many health benefits. It´s undervalued root, inexpensive and you can use it many ways. I use quite often beets in my kitchen as  grated or cooked for salad, roasted for soup or juiced with fresh ginger.

Health benefits of beets:

  1. Lower you blood pressure
  2. Boost your stamina
  3. Fight inflammation
  4. Anti-cancer properties
  5. Rich in nutrients and fiber
  6. Detoxification support

I made my beet hummus from cooked beets, most people use pickled beets for this, these are including sugar. I have to admit I forgot to take aside few chopped beets for decoration to put on the top. I just love beet and hummus, what a beautiful combination. You can also add chickpeas to this recipe if want to. Some recipes are including also lemon juice but I decided to leave it out. I cook pretty much with my intuition.

Beet Hummus – Recipe

Time; 45 min

Servings; several

Ingredients;

  • 3 big beets
  • water
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 organic root veggies stock cube
  • 2 tbsp organic olive oil
  • ionized himalayan salt
  • black pepper
  • jeera

Instructions;

  • peel and chop beets, cook them in water with root veggie cube stock for 30 min or  until medium soft
  • add cooked beets to food processor or to blender. I used food processor. Add other ingredients except olive oil to also food processor, run until soft then add olive oil and run few seconds.
  • hummus is ready to use

When I make hummus I always make some extra to use for different foods.

beet hummus

Beet Hummus with Chickpea Noodles

Do you use beets in your kitchen? Do you want to share your beet recipe?

Health, Love & Peace ♡

-Sari

You find me on Instagram @peacefulhealthwarrior, focused more on food.

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