What do you do when you get fresh beetroots from farmers market? You use them in making delicious hummus! Yes, beetroots make a very good choice of vegetable to make hummus. Classic hummus is definitely the best,and when you add root veggies likes carrots, beets, hummus surely becomes amazing.
I regularly make beetroot hummus, which is delish and has an awesome fuchsia color that my little girls love! The beetroot gives the hummus a sweet earthiness. Purple/Pink hummus is perfect for parties, and if you have a lot of kids around you are sure gonna be happy to see kids licking the hummus off their breads/chips/nachos.
As much as I rail against gender norms in most aspects of my life, the little girl in our household is a lover of pink and princesses. She would buy all her stuffs that is either pink or purple(well, most of the stuffs). She’s got about 3 pink shoes, quite a few pink and purple dress, pink jackets, pink bands, and even when she choosed candies and lollyies she goes for pink! :O.
So when I made this hummus, she was so excited just by the color of the hummus. She just went licking off the hummus. She was curious to see if her tongue turned purple with the hummus, so she would lick, lick, lick and run to the mirror put her tongue out to see if they changed color. When she found her tongue has no change, she ran back to the hummus bowl lick, lick, lick and again run to the mirror! LOL
This continued for at least half the bowl of purple hummus was finished and her tongue did not change color at all :P. Finally she came back to me asked, “Amma, why isn’t my tongue changing color?”. I laughed and said, “try finishing off the full bowl, maybe then your tongue might turn purple” :P. Evil mind was doing some tricks to get the little girl eat her hummus :D. Come on don’t judge me, I’m sure you too would have made up some stories to get your little one eat veggies!
She finished the bowl and finds that her tongue has changed to a slight purple color which was barely seen! She was disappointed. She comes to me again with the same question, this time I had to make up something else. I couldn’t think of anything. All I said was “we will buy beets from a different shop and make this hummus again, maybe then our tongue would change color! Poor thing, she believed me and was all prepared for a second round of purple hummus, but this time we had to buy beets from a different shop!
So what stories do you makeup to make your kids eat veggies?
This beetroot hummus is very simple and easy to make. You can either use raw beets or roast it in oven and use it in making hummus. I roasted the beets.
Roasted beets along with cooked chickpeas, garlic, pepper powder, lime juice, salt, tahini paste, basil leaves, olive oil and water, blend them into hummus paste and serve. That’s it.
Here’s easy beetroot hummus recipe-
Beetroots – 4 nos
Chickpeas – 1 cup
epper corn – 1 tbspn
Garlic cloves – 10-12
Basil leaves – 4-5
Salt to taste
Lime juice – from half lime
Homemade Tahini paste – 2 tbspn
Olive oil – 3/4 cup(adjust)
Water 1/2 cup(adjust)
1. Soak chickpeas over night. Next day pressure cook them with a pinch fo salt and keep aside.
2. Wash peel the skin of beetroot. Chop them roughly, drizzle olive oil(about 1 tspn) and salt(a generous pinch) and roast in pre heated oven.I roas ted them at 200 centi for about 15 minutes(tossed them once in between)
3. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend until you get a fine, smooth paste.
4. Transfer to a serving bowl garnish with olive oil, and any herbs and serve them with nachos, pita bread, spread it over sandwich or use it as a dip for veggies. They are simply delicious!
I garnished with fresh dill leaves, basil leaves, and some roasted sesame seeds. The fresh dill leaves did give a beautiful flavor to the hummus and I really liked it! Give it a try!