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