AuthorLeah St John, CHN
RatingDifficultyBeginner

This smoky beetroot hummus has a vibrant color and tastes wonderful. Who knows, maybe you'll even win over friends and family who don't like beets!

Beetroots contain potent phytonutrients called betalains, which give them their vibrant red and golden colors and boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 medium red beetpeeled, steamed, and chopped
 2 garlic clovesor to taste
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp tahini
 2 tbsp waterplus more as needed
 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¼ tsp Himalayan salt
 1 pinch cayenne pepperadd extra for more spice if desired
 Red pepper flakes to garnish, optional

1

Add all of the ingredients except the red pepper flakes to a food processor and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides a couple of times. If it's too thick or not blending, add extra water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

2

Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes
3

Be careful when preparing and handling the beet, as it can easily stain.

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Ingredients

 1 medium red beetpeeled, steamed, and chopped
 2 garlic clovesor to taste
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tbsp tahini
 2 tbsp waterplus more as needed
 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ¼ tsp Himalayan salt
 1 pinch cayenne pepperadd extra for more spice if desired
 Red pepper flakes to garnish, optional

Directions

1

Add all of the ingredients except the red pepper flakes to a food processor and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides a couple of times. If it's too thick or not blending, add extra water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

2

Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired.

Notes
3

Be careful when preparing and handling the beet, as it can easily stain.

Smoky Beetroot Hummus