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Beetroot Hummus

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Hang on! Don’t go yet! Stop judging the book by its cover. I mean by it’s title. I know beetroot hummus may sound uninviting at first but I promise it’s one of those tantalizing recipes that you don’t have to work your butt off for hours.  I am not exaggerating, that’s how I felt when I first tasted it. Imagine having such a bright looking spread on your toast, it’s almost not supposed to be on that toast. It’s like a raspberry ice cream with garlic. Did I sell it to you yet? Ok it doesn’t taste like raspberry ice cream but it is a garlicky cream that you can dollop on almost anything. It’s luscious and guilt-free at the same time. I am obsessed with these kinda recipes. Got one? then share it with me.

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When it comes to feeding these bunch here, nutritious is important but easy and quick is more important than that. I make a version of hummus every week. We use it for lunches, whether it’s on a piece of my sourdough bread or a bowl of salad. That’s the best part of it. It’s there when I need it. I am at home for lunch so my food would be based around something quick yet tasty.

If you’ve never made hummus before, here is a basic recipe for you. After you made your hummus simply add some roasted or steamed beetroot and blend it all again till you obtain a creamy pinky delight. This is a life-changing recipe. I mean it.

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus


  • 2 organic baby beetroots (steamed or roasted)
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 can of chickpeas drained
  • 2 table spoons of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of good quality olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Roast or steam the baby beets. I steamed them in the microwave for about 10 minutes.
  2. Once the beets are cool add them in a food processor. Blend till smooth.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse till all combines into a silky paste.
  4. Adjust the seasoning and serve!
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  1. May 19, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Mira, those colours look amazing, I’ll have to try this recipe 🙂

    • Mira
      May 19, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you Eva, Its the easiest thing ever.

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