The last few days it feels as though Summer is (finally) on its way so it's time to start switching up those heavy meals for something a little lighter and refreshing!
Whip up this easy little number in under 5 mins for a healthy and delicious snack or garnish to your meal.
1 small pre-cooked beetroot (I used whole precooked beetroots from Leaderbrand)*
1 can cooked chickpeas**
Zest of one large lemon
Juice of 1/2 large lemon
A good pinch of salt and black pepper
2 large cloves garlic (minced)***
2 heaping Tbsp hulled tahini
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place your beetroot in your food processor or blender and blend until only small bits remain.
Add remaining ingredients except for olive oil and blend until smooth.
Drizzle in olive oil as the hummus is mixing.
Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt, lemon juice, or olive oil if needed. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water.
Will keep in the fridge for up to a week.
*You can sub this for roasted beetroot or try with canned beetroot (although I haven't trailed this)
**You can cook your own chickpeas if you like which will be around 1 3/4 cups of cooked chickpeas.
***If you don't like a strong garlic taste you can reduce to one or omit completely. Roasted garlic is also nice to sub here.
Enjoy as a spread, dip for crackers or veggie sticks, add as a garnish to your meals or whatever takes your fancy!