I love hummus. I love it so much that I can eat it by the spoonful. Chickpeas are so versatile, that you can combine them with pretty much anything, and chances are it will taste great! A few years back, I had some beets I had no clue how I was going to use them and I thought – hummus! Why not? The golden beets (versus regular red beets) give a sweeter, nuttier flavor. This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves beets, or is trying to sneak some more veggies in to their daily routine! Try this recipe with my Homemade Pita Chips recipe!
- 1 8oz Cans Chickpeas
- 3-4 Small-Medium Golden Beets
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Olive Oil, plus more for serving
- 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
- Serves: 6-8
- Prep Time: 45 Minutes, plus time for cooling
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 55 Minutes
Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and wrap beets in foil. Place beets on a sheet pan and cook for 45 minutes, or until soft. You want to be able to pierce a dull knife through the entire beet with ease. Once beets are completely cooked through, allow them to cool before continuing.
Step 2: Once the beets are completed cooled – in a blender, combine the chickpeas, beets, lemon juice, garlic cloves, olive oil, and salt. Start with a small amount of olive oil and gradually add more for desired thickness. Blend all ingredients together, until well combined.
Step 3: Adjust olive oil and salt based on personal preference. Serve with pita chips, carrots, or favorite dipping snack and enjoy!