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Recipe Feature: Roasted Beet Hummus (Gluten-free, Bean Free, & Vegan)

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Looking for a quick, healthy appetizer or side dish to whip up during meal prep for the week? Try my recipe for Roasted Beet Hummus that is the perfect shade of pink and packed with antioxidants and healthy fats. You may have seen this pink hummus around lately as it was the star of the show in my Nutrition Workshop on how to Build a Better Balanced Lunch Box and now I'm sharing the recipe with everyone else who couldn't attend!

This week's Recipe Feature: Roasted Beet Hummus

 Just look at that bright color! Pairs perfectly with raw veggies or whole-grain crackers!

Just look at that bright color! Pairs perfectly with raw veggies or whole-grain crackers!

As shown in my workshop last week, this recipe is incredibly easy to whip up in your food processor (or durable blender) and is a very versatile addition to any appetizer, meal, or snack!

Ingredients: Makes: 2 cups (8 servings, serving size = 1/4th cup)

  • 3 medium beets
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 ½ lemons
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel the beets then cut them into quarters. Toss them with the olive oil then wrap them in tinfoil. Place the foil-wrapped beets on a baking tray and roast them in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a knife. Unwrap the beets and let them cool.
  3. Once the beets have cooled put them in your food processor or high-powered blender. Add the tahini, fresh lemon juice and sea salt and process them until they are smooth. Note: a high-powered blender will give you a smoother hummus.

 ** Recipe inspired by The Endless Meal

 Focused on my blending! And totally loving the fact that I am FINALLY wearing my apron from my Bridal shower (4 years ago)! Tip: Scrape down the sides of the bowl and run the food processor one more time to ensure all ingredients are mixed well.

Focused on my blending! And totally loving the fact that I am FINALLY wearing my apron from my Bridal shower (4 years ago)! Tip: Scrape down the sides of the bowl and run the food processor one more time to ensure all ingredients are mixed well.

And that is all there is to it! A few simple, wholesome ingredients and 5 minutes later you have the most perfectly creamy and delicious hummus (that's packed with more antioxidants and less gas-forming beans than typical hummus)!

So go ahead, spread the love (hummus) on everything your heart desires! And let me know what you think of this pink hummus ;-)

I sure did spread the love and the hummus with some wonderful women in South Tampa at the workshop this past Wednesday and they all walked away with cute lunch boxes, full bellies, and new knowledge on how to Build a Better Lunch Box! Stay tuned for the next Nutrition Workshop on September 28th and learn how you can "have your cake and eat it too!" (See Facebook event invite to register for the class!)

Happy blending and have a wonderful week ahead!