Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus

Health, Recipes, Recipes - Appetizers, Recipes - Gluten-Free, Recipes - Vegetarian May 20, 2013

Just in time for shower season, a pretty pink dip perfect for celebrating a bride, a new graduate, or a tiny pink bundle of joy. The delicate earthy flavor of this beet hummus pairs perfectly with crisp vegetables and hearty crackers. Plus, it’s a cinch to make.

Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus - inspiredrd.com #glutenfreeUse white or yellow beets with just one red beet for that perfect pink hue.
Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus - inspiredrd.com #glutenfree
Beet hummus. Pretty perfect, don’t you think?

Pretty in Pink Beet Hummus
 
Pretty in pink for a party! Perfect for a wedding or baby shower, or just for lunch!
Ingredients
  • 3-4 beets, cooked and peeled (Use golden or white beets with one small red beet for a pink color. The more red beets you use, the deeper the pink/red color will be)
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 clover garlic, peeled
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon (plus more for garnish)
  • ¼ tsp. each salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Place everything in a food processor. Pulse until well blended. Serve with fresh veggies and crackers. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  2. Note: To cook fresh beets, I usually simmer in hot water for 30-40 minutes until tender. Remove from water, cool and peel. Easy!

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  • Deanna Segrave-Daly May 21, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Ok, so simple yet brilliant! What a gorgeous color especially when paired with the different veggies.

  • Liz - Meal Makeover Mom May 21, 2013 at 6:53 am

    I LOVE your recipe. I’ve made hummus with roasted carrots before and it was a big hit w/ my family. Now that beets are everywhere, I’ll have to try this. So pretty!!

  • Ann Dunaway Teh @ Nourish & Flourish May 21, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I just may have to make this for a baby shower I’m hosting next month. This is wonderful and so gorgeous!

  • dixya| Food, Pleasure, and Health May 21, 2013 at 8:28 am

    i have seen alot of hummus recipes with beets lately – its a sign i should make it sooon

  • ea-the spicy rd May 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Super fun idea and you just reminded me that my daughter needs to make hummus today, to bring in to school tomorrow for a Greek food project. Can’t wait to try this and thanks for the reminder!!!

  • Mary @ BrightonYourHealth May 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Beets are very oh, la , la French. My kids had them for lunch today in the French school cantine. Not a great dip like yours, just cooked and served with vinaigrette….but your recipe is coming chez moi soon!
    Merci!
    Mary

    • inspiredrd May 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm

      Honestly Mary, my kids prefer their beets plain! My son loves deep red beets the best 🙂

  • Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD May 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Genius idea, Alyssa! Love the gorgeous pink color — I will definitely be making!

  • Quincy @ Shugurcän May 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    The beets are a great way to add a healthy dose of vitamins to one of my favorite snacks. Thanks for the idea

  • Elizabeth May 22, 2013 at 6:01 am

    adorable! want to make asap!

  • Dr Barb, NutritionBudgeteer May 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I love beets. Hadn’t thought about using them in hummus. Love your idea.

  • Emma Stirling May 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Lovely pink hue for a baby shower indeed!

  • Betsy Ramirez May 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Love Beets! This is gorgeous!

  • Lauren June 18, 2013 at 6:48 am

    What a great way to incorporate beets into the diet! Hummus is a fave snack of mine, I cannot wait to try this with veggie sticks!

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