beet hummus

yep, you read correctly.  beet hummus.

due to a host of reasons, i’ve recently cut…well…just about everything out of my diet.  about 2 weeks ago i dropped sugar, caffeine (if you know me, you know that was the hardest.  i love my espresso), gluten, animal products, and alcohol.  it’s something like a detox, but more like a lifestyle change that was desperately needed in this moment.  mostly, i feel great about it and it hasn’t been nearly as difficult as i thought, but i’ve needed to get a little…er…creative in my cooking.

soo…that explains why i nearly flipped my lid when i heard, yesterday, that one could make hummus out of beets.  you basically just replace the chickpeas with cooked beets and it makes hot pink hummus that’s a tad sweet and absolutely delightful.

i think i ended up using something like:

3 medium/large beets (boiled/baked/steamed then cubed)
juice from one lemon
1/4 c sesame tahini
1/3 c pine nuts (i ran out of tahini after 1/4, but it was still lacking.  pine nuts not only did the trick, but added that “something missing”)
2 cloves garlic
sea salt to taste

put them all in a food processor or blender and blend – adding water to attain the proper consistency.  eat with chopped cucumbers/carrots/pita/chips/etc. – anything you’d eat hummus with!


3 Responses to “beet hummus”

  1. 1 amy April 23, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    amazing. i’m going to try this. are you doing the detox that you gave me? because i just started it yesterday! call me, when you get a moment to breathe. i miss you.

  2. 3 MommaDeb April 23, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    that is beautiful. I bet it was wonderful. Can’t wait to try. Argh on the caffeine.

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