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Beet & Balsamic Hummus

Beets are my favorite! This hasn’t always been the case, but I have grown especially fond of beets.  Raw, steamed, roasted, shredded; any way you slice ’em, I will eat them.  In our local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes, we get plenty of beets.  So, we decided to give our standard hummus a twist; we peeled some small, sweet beets, grabbed some balsamic vinegar, and made this earthy, oil free Beet & Balsamic Hummus.  We opt for an oil-free version to keep this delicious snack as low fat as possible.  The combination of the lemon, balsamic vinegar, and beets, created a balanced flavor.  Perfect for snacking!  We served it with veggies, crostini, and crackers.  This Beet & Balsamic Hummus makes an excellent snack or a great sandwich spread. Grab some small sweet beets and give it a whirl (see what I did there?).

Beet & Balsamic Hummus

The Key is in the Processing!

Beet & Balsamic Hummus

Beet & Balsamic Hummus

Yes! Savory and sweet this perfectly balanced and perfectly creamy Beet & Balsamic Hummus is a winner!  The key is in the processing! 

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 5 -6 oz beets, peeled and shredded
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, optional
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 8 T tahini

Instructions

  1. In food precession, process chickpeas, beets, garlic, and salt until well ground
  2. Add lemon juice and vinegar; process until smooth
  3. With food processor running, add in the tahini and process until smooth
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

We hope you enjoy this scrumptious and colorful use of beets.  Please share your recreations on Instagram or Facebook using #veginspiredfoodie  And let us know below if you create a variation that we should try as well!  Happy snacking!

Eat more plants & Live VegInspired!

XO,

Kathy

Hummus - Beet & Balsamic

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