Home is where the hummus is! Celebrate International Hummus Day with our vibrant and earthy Roasted Beet Hummus. This bright and gorgeous hummus is full of protein and probiotics. We blended together beets, chickpeas, and our farmer cheese to create a dip to help support the microbiome and a healthy immune system, talk about versatility! What would you pair this hummus spread with?
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- 1 large red beet, scrub the outside of it and peel the skin
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ⅓ cup Farmer Cheese
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp salt, more for taste
- 1 tsp black pepper, more for taste
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- mint leaves, chia seeds, and olive oil (for serving)
- Preheat oven to 425°. Wrap beet in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until a fork slides easily into the center of the beet, 65 minutes. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
- Once cooled, cube up the beet.
- Add cooked beet, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, ricotta, garlic, salt, pepper, and coriander in a food processor until smooth.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaves, chia seeds, and olive oil.