Hummus who doesn't love humme am i right? If you don't love hummus then show your ass to the door hunny! Nah I kid you can stay, maybe I can change your mind with this uber tasty roasted beetroot hummus.
This roasted beetroot hummus is slightly different from its traditional sister as there's no tahini required for this recipe. Tahini is usually super expensive in the supermarkets here in Melbourne and hunny I got the dollar to waste on the fancies. However, this recipe doesn't even need it the roasted beetroot and garlic gives this dip the wow factor.
Why make instead of buy?
You might be thinking oh hey sounds good but why would I bother making it if I Can just buy it? well, I'll tell you hunni. There are a few reasons but the top one is definitely PLASTIC! Most store-bought hummus come packed in plastic packaging and most of that shit ain't recyclable.
Another solid reason to make your own and not buy it is FLAVOUR hunni also no NASTIES. Store-bought hummus can sometimes have all kinds of crazy ingredients in them to elongate it's shelf life if you don't know what it is don't eat hunni.
Plus my hunni bees cooking is FUN and when your serving up a platter or bringing dips along to a picnic or whatever da fuck it is that you're doing you sound so much more fun when you say I made it myself. You can even be super sassy and people will be like, 'oh hunni this dip is divine' and you're all like 'hunni I made it'. Making shit your self makes you a BABE.
How to Hummus Hunni?
Making hummus is the easiest thing to do, the hardest part of this recipe is the roasting. Half an hour of roasting = half an hour of moving and grooving baby use that time to dance, drink, laugh have fun.
Once you've got your roasted beets and garlic you just add all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and wham bam thank you, mam. It's easy as bro, it's that easy you could drink a bottle of wine and still make a boss roasted beetroot hummus.
This is also a good way to use up those sad-looking beetroots you might have forgotten about in the fridge or cupboards. Don't you dare throw them away roast em and blitz them hunni.
What to serve with?
If you wanted to go uber beetroot I mean why not beetroot is amazing you could serve with these beetroot burgers. This hummus is also amazing on a grazing plate. I served this hummus with charred broccolini, carrot and cucumber sticks along with some roti and it was delightful.
Most importantly hunni you do with your hummus what you wish. I highly recommend giving it a whirl it's uber tasty uber easy to make and so much better than store-bought.
Most of all keep on cooking, good looking.
Love Char x
Roasted Beetroot Hummus
- food processor/belnder
- 2 cups beetroot roasted (about 1 large beetroot)
- 400 g canned chickpeas drained
- 1 large lemon Juiced
- 4 cloves garlic roasted
- ¼ cup olive oil
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Dice up beetroot and place on an oven tray with the 4 cloves of garlic drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 25-30mins or until beetroot is soft and slighty crunchie on the outside.
- Once beetroot and garlic are roasted add into the food processor or blender. Drain the chickpeas and discard the water add into the blitzer with all the other ingredients.
- Blend on high for 5 minutes or until all the igredients have blended together and formed into hummus. If your having trouble blending the ingredients add a tespoon of olive oil or a splash of water ensure you only add a small amount at a time. The dip should be thick.
- Servere with some bread or crackers as a dip for your platter. Serve with falafas or your favourite burger.
- Make sure to keep an eye on the beetroot when it's roasting don't let it burn.
- This goes well with some chard broccoli and carrot sticks.