First things first – THANK YOU for the overwhelming response to Monday’s post about our book! It’s been a secret for way too long, (and therefore a scary post to hit “publish” on!), but I just loved reading through all of your sweet comments. I hope you love it and that it finds a place in your kitchen for years to come.
And now – let’s talk about pink food!
I love the way this beet hummus tastes – it’s slightly sweet, but not too beet-y. Jack, our resident beet-hater, was skeptical as I made this, but he ended up loving it. But what really excites me is the color. It’s so bright and vibrant – exactly what I feel like eating in the middle of winter when the days are bleak and grey. Ok, that’s an exaggeration because it’s actually super sunny here today. But if it’s grey where you are – try out this beet hummus recipe.
- 1 medium or 2 small red beets
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water
- ½ teaspoon each of cumin and coriander, optional
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 small baguette, sliced and toasted
- Radishes, sliced in half (or other raw veggies)
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Drizzle the beet with olive oil and then wrap the beet and garlic together in foil. Place on the baking sheet and roast 30 to 40 minutes, or until the beet is fork-tender.
- When cool enough to handle, peel the beet skins under running water using your hands. Chop the beet and place it in a blender. Add the roasted garlic, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and water and blend until smooth. Add cumin and coriander, if you like. Chill until ready to use.
- Slather onto baguette and garnish with sesame seeds, pine nuts and parsley (all optional), or serve with crispy raw veggies.
All tabletop products in this post were kindly provided by Anthropologie.