June 24, 2012

beet hummus

2012.06_beet hummus I was recently at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place with friend who ordered beet hummus. I hadn't heard of beet hummus before. Why didn't someone tell me? Seriously. It was really good. Obviously, I have since made beet hummus at home. You can put it on sandwiches or you can eat it as a dip with crackers. Really you can't go wrong

1/2 lb. beets
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. tahini
1 t. cumin
1 clove garlic
black pepper

Chop the tops off the beets and boil them for 30 minutes until they are tender.  Then remove the beets from the water and let them cool so that you can rub off the skins.  Once the beets are all cleaned up, blend them with the remaining ingredients.  Like regular hummus, beet hummus is pretty flexible in flavoring so go wild!


  1. Sounds like an excellent to actually plant beets in next year's garden...or maybe for a late fall crop. :)

  2. amazing! will have to try this!