This colour though.
I mean, common.
It doesn’t even look natural. But yet, it’s straight outta the garden … as natural and organic as it gets.
Because it looks sooo majestic, it must be some type of rare unicorn hummus.
Plus, the secret ingredient in here is the first ever beet I’ve grown myself, and it’s got to be the brightest beet I’ve ever seen.
It must be a unicorn beet.
This recipe is incredibly easy to whip up.
It’s a super bright, fun party dish too. Perfect for a hot summer shindig.
If you can find yourself a local, bright, organic beet (AKA unicorn beet), get your hands on it for this recipe.
Also, if you’re green thumb enough to grow your own basil, do that too. I’ve used my own garden basil in this recipe, but it’s a rare occasion that I actually have enough leaves for a full batch of hummus. Not the easiest thing to grow, right? !
But, this recipe on the other hand, is easy as blend, pour, dip, done.
- Beets are known for the benefits they give your blood. Just like a walnut looks like a brain and is great for your brain, beets are blood red, and are great for your blood. How amazing is nature? They are super rich in nitrates, which is then converted by the body into nitric oxide. This is a compound that dilates and relaxes your blood vessels, and turns them into superhighways for your nutrient-rich and oxygen-rich blood. This leads to better circulation, lower blood pressure, better athletic performance, and more oxygen to the brain. Plus, eating them raw keeps the mega amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in tact. The antioxidant betalain in the beet is immune boosting and anti-inflammatory to ward off disease.
- Chickpeas are an incredible source of plant protein for proper healing and repair throughout your body. They’re also packed with fibre to help with inflammation, digestive issues, heart health and bloating. Plus, they have concentrated minerals to help your bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
- Miso, as a fermented food, benefits your gut flora. When you have healthy gut flora, you are a healthy human. Simple as that.
Unicorn Beet Hummus
Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4-6 snackers
- 2-3 beets, grated (use food processor attachment if you have one!)
- 1 can chickpeas (425g), drained
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp miso
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- handful fresh basil leaves
- Add all ingredients to food processor and blend!
- Scrape down sides when needed, and blend until smooth
- Serve with your favourite crackers, sweet potato chips, or veggies.