Friday, 15 February 2019

Roasted Beetroot Hummus - Vegan and Gluten Free




Recently while I was doing a post (Egg-free Basbousa / Semolina Cake) related to Levantine Cuisine, I came across the hummus from that cuisine. And that time, I kept this dish in my to-do list. Well for current month's Food Bloggers Recipe Swap, I was paired with Renu who is a talented food blogger at Cook with Renu. While browsing through her blog, I just came across the beetroot hummus and voila !!! Here is my version 😉 of that dish as Roasted Beetroot Hummus.



Beetroot is such a nice and colorful root vegetables loaded with antioxidants. Not only I include this vegetable in my diet as raw (either grated / thinly sliced) but also I prefer to steam, roast these beetroot in some dishes. I have already shared a dish : Spiced Beetroot Buttermilk with Roasted flavor using some roasted beetroot earlier in my blog. Here I have used some roasted beetroots to get some earthy roasting flavor in the classic chickpea hummus. The roasting part I have followed in oven.






Addition of beetroot to the hummus yields in a beautiful pink color which is the natural one. In addition to that, the healthy nutrients also get added to the hummus. Only the roasting part which takes a bit time, otherwise the whole procedure of preparing this hummus is super quick. Just blend everything to get a fine smooth texture paste. This roasted beetroot hummus is completely vegan and gluten free. I have also skipped adding garlic here, so again this is no-onion-no-garlic dipIt is such a lip-smacking dish which will best fit to go with snack chips, wraps, even with some fresh veggie fingers etc. Lets go in details as mentioned below.


Recipe Card for 'Roasted Beetroot Hummus - Vegan and Gluten Free' :


Hummus, Roasted beetroot, Beetroot, Dip, Snack dip
Dip, Condiment
Middle Eastern
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Roasted Beetroot Hummus - Vegan and Gluten Free

a roasted beetroot touch to the classic middle-eastern dip, Hummus
prep time: 5 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 35 mins

ingredients:

  • Chickpea (canned / boiled) 1 cup
  • Beetroot (small) 2 no.
  • Tahini 1.5 tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1.5 tbsp
  • Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Paprika for garnishing
  • Salt as needed

instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  2. Wash and clean both the beetroots thoroughly in order to remove any dirt.
  3. Peel, cut into 1/2 inch slices lengthwise and place all the slices over a baking tray.
  4. Cook in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins or until those become much tender and a little bit charred on the edges.
  5. Take out from oven and allow those roasted beetroot slices to cool down completely.
  6. Next in a blender take cooled beetroot slices, boiled / canned chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin powder, 2 tbsp olive oil.
  7. Blend well to make a fine paste of smooth texture, if needed add 1-2 tsp of water while blending.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle 1/2 tsp olive oil, sprinkle some paprika on top and serve !

NOTES:

If using canned chickpeas, then just rinse in normal water and drain completely. Then use.
If using boiled chickpeas, then first soak the raw chickpeas for at least 5-6 hours / overnight. Then boil the soaked chickpeas with some salt until done. Allow to cool down and then use boiled chickpeas.





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10 comments:

  1. While I don't like basic hummus, I love flavored hummus' and beetroot variety is one of my faves. I love how creamy a consistency this version is!

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  2. I love this recipe! I'm a huge fan of beets and am always looking for new ways to use them.

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  3. The Roasted Beetroot Hummus looks so inviting! Perfect to go with some falafel, nachos or chips! That deep pink colour is awesome. :)

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  4. Hummus is one of my go-to dip for veggie sticks or chips and adding beetroot to it is not just upping its healthy factor but also adds a vibrant color to it! Thanks for sharing  

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  5. This hummus looks amazing especially the colour that the beets have given. A perfect dip for chips.

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  6. The beetroot hummus looks delicious..It have a vibrant color which is so appetizing

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  7. What a beautiful looking hummus this is. Roasting the beets would have brought out all the natural sweetness of the beets and that will be so delicious.

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  8. I am so happy that you choose this recipe. Love your roasted version. It added a beautiful colour to the dish.

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  9. We simply love this beetroot hummus, a perfect dip with vegetable crudites and tortilla chips.

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  10. That is a beautiful bowl of hummus. Love the rich colour due to roasted beets. Lovely picture too

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