Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus

Category: Sauce/dressing, Starter/snack, Snack/side dish | Serves: 2

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: None


85g (3oz) canned chickpeas in water (drained weight), rinsed and drained

1 small cooked (peeled) fresh beetroot (about

55g/2oz), chopped

1 small clove garlic, crushed (optional)

2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste

1/2 tsp ground coriander, or to taste

4–5 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Toasted wholemeal pitta bread or a selection of prepared fresh vegetables (such as pepper, carrot and cucumber sticks, baby sweetcorn, cherry tomatoes, etc), to serve

  1. Put chickpeas, beetroot, garlic (if using), olive oil, ground spices, lemon juice and black pepper into a small food processor; blend together until a coarse paste is formed.
  2. Spoon hummus into a small bowl or onto a serving plate; serve with toasted pitta bread or vegetables.

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