Sweet Beet Hummus

by Amie on April 16, 2010

Here’s a tasty spin on the classic hummus platter…I opted to toss in fresh beets for a sweet flavor without the added sugar.  Beets are a wonderful source of folate, potassium, dietary fiber and manganese…This beautiful Beet Hummus is incredibly tasty and pairs well as a dip for crudites, fruits or crackers as well as an amazing spread on sandwiches and bagels.

Ingredients

  • 5 large beets, scrubbed, cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy with gluten free crackers, pretzels and crudites.
  • Enjoy!

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livelifeeatright April 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

wow this sounds fantastic!!!

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The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

Thanks Nora…it’s incredible…I brought the leftovers today to spread on my sandwich!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) April 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

How interesting. I’m not really an avocado fan, what do you think about subbing chickpeas or cannellini beans instead?

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The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

Heather…chickpeas and/or cannellini beans sound like a perfectly healthy and delish swap for the avocado if you’re not a fan…also, lima beans would taste quite yummy too…Have a great weekend and enjoy..let me know if you try out the swaps!

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Adelaide April 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

This sounds so similar to Khlat – a beet hummus dish. Instead of an avocado, I use tahini and Greek yogurt. Yum!

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The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

Oooo that sounds delishy…I’ll have to try it with Greek yogurt as I do love my Greek yogurt, hehe! Thanks Adelaide…have a great weekend and hope you are well…I was down in the west village last night and thinking of you…hope to see you soon for more cooking fun!

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janetha April 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm

what a great twist on a favorite!

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Kelly April 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

What an interesting twist on traditional hummus. It;s full of ingredients I wouldn’t normally think to include, like the avocado or beets.

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The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Thanks Kelly…I hope you enjoy it…I’m in love with these beets, heehe!!

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homecookedem April 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I don’t like beets plain, but I’m sure I would love this creative recipe. How creative!! :)

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Stephanie April 19, 2010 at 9:36 am

Whoa girl, this sounds fabulous!!!!

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