Wow, check out the amazing colour of this beetroot houmous! Made with roasted beetroot, chickpeas, garlic, lemon and sesame seeds rather than the traditional tahini, everything about this dish will have you coming back for more.
WHY MAKE THIS?
Firstly and most importantly, it’s tasty! Other than that it is packed full of fibre and will help towards preventing constipation by keeping your bowels moving. An excellent source of folate (great if you’re planning a pregnancy) as well as other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chickpeas are a good source of plant based protein and will help to keep you feeling full.
Serving this with raw vegetables will easily set you on your way towards achieving your 5-a-day but this will also be delicious with wholemeal pitta, bread or crackers. Adding as a spread in sandwiches and wraps will provide a nutritional boost and a punch of flavour.
With the exception of roasting the beetroot, you can have this ready to go in 5 minutes or less. So what are you waiting for?
- I used 1 medium/large beetroot and roasted whole (in its skin) until it was tender and then allow to cool. Peel, quarter and put in food processor.
- Drain a 400g can of chickpeas and add to food processor.
- Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and add to the food processor along with, 2 heaped teaspoons of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon rapeseed oil, a plump clove of garlic and a sprinkle of cumin (although you can add your spice of choice).
- Whizz until you get the consistency you desire. If needed you can add splashes of water to loosen.
EAT. SHARE. ENJOY.
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