I love to snack all the time. I am sort of a grazer when it comes to food. I like to try a little bit of everything. If I could snack all day long and not have to worry about gaining a pound, I would do it. I know I can’t do this so self-restraint has to come in, but when I do want to snack away I have been trying to find healthier options. We can’t completely change who were are, but we can change some of the habits. I know beets are super good for you, but honestly I am not a huge fan of them. Even when I make borscht (traditional Russian soup) I don’t put in many beets and tend to make it the way my grandam did, the Ukraninan way with tomatoes. I have tried them multiple times in a salad with cheese and pickled but I just don’t love them. Hubby on the other had lovesssss them so I have been trying to find a way to incorporate them in our meals. That is when I saw it added to hummus. I was thinking this doesn’t sound like a bad idea. I found a recipe online and tweaked it a bit and made it last night. IT WAS DELICIOUS! I can’t even begin to express how good this hummus tasted. It is sooo good and hubby was loving it. I also love how pretty it looked because aesthetics are important to me. The chickpeas and beets together blended so nicely and combined with everything else it tasted like any delicious hummus, but better! It gave it a whole new taste but it wasn’t overpowering. Like I said I am not a fan of beets but this was seriously delicious. I am so happy to have found a way to incorporate beets into my snacking habit 🙂
P.S. It takes 5 minutes to blend it all up!
- 1-2 beets, cooked & chopped
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 1/2 cup EVOO
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 3 smashed garlic cloves
- Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- Cook the beets! Boil them in a pot with salted water and 1/2 tsp white vinegar for about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool off with cold water.
- Combine chickpeas, garlic, EVOO, chopped beets, and lemon juice into the food processor.
- Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Puree until smooth and serve!
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