I have a new love…..

And its name is beetroot hummus.

Yes, I am cheating on my regular hummus with this jewel coloured delight

(much to the disgust of my daughter)

Beetroot certainly seems to be having a moment – beetroot brownies, beetroot soup, beetroot curry….

But here is the quickest (and nicest, but I am biased, after all)

Into a food processor, put:

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200g cooked and rinsed chickpeas (fibre, protein, phytoestrogens)

3 tablespoons tahini (Omega 3’s – bone, heart & brain health)

the juice of half a lemon (Vitamin C)

one crushed clove of garlic (immune function)

a couple of glugs of olive oil (omega 3’s – bone, heart & brain health)

two tablespoons of natural yoghurt (healthy gut bacteria, bone health)

small bunch of fresh parsley (good for your immune, bone and nervous systems)

half a teaspoon of dill (digestive health)

half a teaspoon each of turmeric and cumin (ant-inflammatory)

and of course, the stars….

three cooked beetroots (lowers blood pressure, increases stamina)

I find this hummus doesn’t need any water to loosen it as the beets have quite a high water content, but experiment with a texture you like

I love this on warm naan or toasted pitaDSC_1208

or just with a spoon……with some sunflower seeds sprinkled on top

Enjoy!

M xx

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