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 crudités, fruits or crackers as well as an amazing spread on sandwiches and bagels.

Sweet Beet Hummus
Serves: 6
 
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This beautiful Beet Hummus is incredibly tasty and pairs well as a dip.

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Beet Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 379IU8%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 comments

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

    1. 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!

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

    1. 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!

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

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

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