Beets and Beans Hummus
This creamy Beets and Beans Hummus is an earthy and healthy twist o traditional hummus. Simply made and nutritious!
Made using black eyed peas instead of the normal chickpeas. Topped with seeds to really pack a nutritious punch!
How to Make Beets and Beans Hummus
This recipe is thick and creamy, and loaded with the earthy beet flavor. The beets are roasted first, then slightly cooled before going into the food processor with the beans, garlic, oil, lemon juice and salt. Alternatively, you can buy already prepared beets from the store if you don’t feel like spending the extra time roasting. This recipe also calls Black Eyed Peas that have been soaked and cooked rather than canned but you can always use the canned variety to save some time. I like using fresh solely because foods that are prepared fresh are always more nutritious.
Switching up the foods we eat is great for digestion, so try this healthful beet hummus with a side of crackers, naan or even spread it on some toast, you really can’t go wrong.
Perfect for Snacking!
Storage: This hummus stores well in the refrigerator in a container with a tight fitting lid for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it in an airtight container. Once ready to use, simply let thaw it out in the refrigerator for a few hours.
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Beets and Beans Hummus
- 1 ea Roasted Beet
- 1-2 ea Garlic Cloves
- 1 1/2-2 cups Black Eyed Peas soaked or canned
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil optional
- 1 tbsp Seed Mixture of Choice optional
- Prepare fresh beans by soaking overnight and simmering according to the package instructions. Approximately 1/2 cup dried beans yields 1 1/2 cups once they expand. Set aside to cool.
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Trim away the stems of your beet and give it a good scrub. Place in a casserole dish with a tight fitting lid and bake for 30-40 minutes or until soft.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Peel off the skin and cut into cubes.
- Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. If you want a thinner hummus add a small amount of water.
- Refrigerate or serve immediately. Top with any leftover beans and your favorite seeds and serve with your favorite crackers or naan bread.