Healthy Beet Hummus

WELCOME TO DECEMBER, THE BEST MONTH OF THEM ALL.

I LOVE December. I love snow, I love Christmas, I love hot chocolate, I love sledding, I love coats and scarves and gloves. It is the best time of the year. This year, December is a little bit different for me because I am in California where there is no snow, so there is no need for hot chocolate, sledding, coats, scarves, or gloves. Literally, today’s high is 70 degrees. I am probably the only one complaining about it, too.

Luckily, Mitchy and I are planning a road trip back up to Washington for Christmas, so I am sure that I will get to see some snow then (and I might even be complaining about it after a while). Not only will we see cold, bundle-up weather, but we will also get to see our families! Yay! I am surprised that I haven’t already researched all of the activities happening in the weeks that we will be there, but I think that’s just because I don’t see us being super active while we are visiting. Instead, we will probably just chill out with family and hopefully eat some yummy Christmas food!

In addition to Christmas food, I have been thinking up some road trip food for the twenty-hour drive that it takes us to get there. I don’t know about you, but food trips make me hungry. Maybe driving burns calories or something, because I feel hungry every hour or so during road trips, so I tend to bring along a lot of snacks. I have a lot of fruit on the road trip food list, along with some pretzels, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and some vegetables and hummus.

 

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Speaking of hummus, that’s what we are all about here. I love experimenting with new hummus variations, especially ones that make it fun colors, so I thought that I would try to make a healthy, oil-free roasted beet hummus to bring with us on our trip. Or to eat in its entirety within 24 hours. Ya know.

 

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This hummus is made from just a few simple ingredients and spices, and it lasts in the fridge for up to a week from my experience. It goes great with veggies, pita bread, falafels, crackers, and almost anything else that can be dipped!

 

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Plus, look how mesmerizingly beautiful it is with its deep, dark pink color. Please do try it out for yourself, and let me know what you think!

Love,

Kassy

 

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Healthy Beet Hummus
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. ♥ 1 beet
  2. ♥ 1 can chickpeas, drained
  3. ♥ 1/2 cup water
  4. ♥ 1/4 cup tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  5. ♥ Juice from 1/2 lemon
  6. ♥ 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. ♥ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
  2. Slice beet into 1/4 inch strips and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Top with pine nuts, more chickpeas, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Eat up!
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