What do you think about beets? I didn’t grow up eating beets so I knew little about them until a co-worker of mine started bringing things like a roasted beet salad and beet hummus for lunch. She offered me a bite and I thought “mmmm….that’s…. earthy.”
Here’s what I know about beets:
-They will stain your hands
-They grow in the ground
-They taste a little like dirt
So with that, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and recreate her beet hummus, which was actually pretty tasty, by the way. Here’s what I know about beet hummus:
-It will stain your hands
-It’s good room temperature or cold
-It tastes a little less like dirt because of the garlic and lemon.
I urge you to step out of your comfort zone and try beet hummus. Then let me know what you think, because I’m dying to know.
This is my dog, Senna. She loved beet hummus too. I tried to tell her she wouldn’t have any, but look at that sweet face. How do you tell that face no? If Senna liked beet hummus, you’ll definitely like it too.
- 4 beets, scrubbed clean, ends chopped off
- 2 tbs tahini
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tbs lemon rind
- 1 clove garlic
- Boil beet until tender, about 30 minutes, then allow to cool completely
- Cube beets and add them and all other ingredients to a food processor or blender
- Blend until smooth
- Serve with sweet potato chips and carrot sticks