Beet Hummus with White Beans
This beet hummus with white beans is so delicious and nutritious. You can impress your loved ones if you serve it as an appetizer, side dish or a snack. It looks and tastes amazing. If you spread it on a flatbread or a wrap and add some freshly cut vegetables it can be an excellent meal.
This recipe is fast and easy to prepare. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for at least 3-4 days before serving.
Why should you make this recipe?
The recipe for beet hummus with white beans requires minimum effort and experience. If you have roasted beats in the fridge, it can take you minutes to prepare it.
There are so many health benefits of snacking with hummus. This recipe provides a serving of protein, vegetables and healthy fats. Beans are plant based source of complete protein. They contain all the essential amino acids. Beans and beets are very high in fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Olive oil and tahini are heart healthy fats.
Store-bought hummus often contains unnecessary ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, stabilizers, artificial flavors, and preserves. Very often the hummus we find in the grocery store contains inferior quantity oils like canola, peanut or sunflower. A good quality hummus is always made with extra virgin olive oil. That is a law!!!
The beet and white bean hummus is naturally gluten free and vegan. It doesn’t contain grains, dairy or animal products.
You can roast the beet or purchase it roasted. To roast a beet preheat the oven to 400F. Wash and trim both ends. Wrap it in aluminum foil and bake for 40-45 minutes (depending on size).
For this recipe I used canned, great northern beans. You can use other types of white beans or chickpeas if you prefer.
If you don’t have a food processor you can use immersion or other blender. Just make sure that you end up with smooth and lump free hummus.
Instead of saving liquid from the can you can use two three ice cubes. Just add them in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
Check the ingredient list of the tahini before purchasing. It should contain only sesame seeds. Some salt is acceptable, but no sugar or other oils should be listed. Real tahini is runny and pourable. If your tahini is too thick it is going to be bitter. That is considered a poor-quality tahini or the one that is collected from the bottom of the barrel. Stir or shake your tahini container before measuring because some natural oil separation may occur.
Beet Hummus with White Beans
- Food processor
- 1 15 oz can withe beans + ¼ cup of the liquid
- 1 medium sized roasted beat
- 1 medium sized garlic cloves
- ¼ cup tahini
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus a bit more for drizzling on top
- salt to taste
- juice from half lemon or to taste
- lemon zest, cut chives or other green herbs for topping
- Drain the beans and save ¼ cup of the liquid from the can.
- Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until you get a smooth hummus.
- Serve drizzled with olive oil. Top with fresh chopped chives and lemon zest.