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Beet Hummus

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Hummus is usually associated with chickpeas, but not this one. You’ll find this hummus is pleasantly pink, thanks to the jewel-like red of the beets that are used to make it. Beets are packed...


Ingredients

  • 6 medium beets (12 ounces), boiled and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • Juice from half a medium lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus an extra pinch for garnish
  • Sea salt, to taste

Nutrition Facts

Calories

63 cals

Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g

Carbohydrates

6 g

Sugar

3 g

Fiber

2 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

162 mg

Directions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste for seasoning. Sprinkle with the extra lemon zest and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Serve with Whole Wheat Pita Chips or celery sticks.

Chef Tips

If you want to save some time, look for Rocal vacuum packed, pre-cooked and peeled beets in the supermarket. These beets are a great pantry standby. They are vinegar free and, left unopened, will keep almost indefinitely.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.


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