It is rare to see a naturally bright pink food. But thanks to the good old beet, this hummus is a delicious exception! This Roasted Beet Hummus Appetizer Platter is a cinch to make and the color will have everyone asking how you did it.
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If you have ever made my Traditional Hummus, you know it only takes minutes to make your own, and it’s so much better than store bought. This beautiful fuchsia hummus takes minutes to process as well, but first you have to pop a beet in the oven for a little roasting.
Serve with Simple Pita or Make a Platter!
You can put any vegetable you desire on this platter. I used tomatoes, thinly sliced radishes, Marcona almonds, sliced carrots and cucumbers. Broccoli, cauliflower, and jicama work great too!
Amp Up The Pita:
I used a store bought naan, brushed it with olive oil, sprinkled it with rosemary and Parmesan and put it in the oven for a few minutes. Warm and soft, this bread is the perfect accompaniment to the hummus and veggies! BUT for you die hard “from scratch” bakers out there, I offer you my Homemade Flatbread Recipe.
The Recipe: Roasted Beet Hummus Appetizer Platter
- 1 small beet 2" in diameter if you can't find one that small use half of a bigger one)
- 1-2 cloves garlic peeled
- 1 can garbanzo beans 15 oz
- juice of half a lemon
- sea salt to taste
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil give or take
- assorted veggies of your choice I used carrots, radishes, peeled and sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes but broccoli, cauliflower and jicama work well too
- store bought naan bread 4 usually come in a pack
- olive oil
- 2 cups freshly grated parmesan
- 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped rosemary
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place oven rack in center position
wash beet well, cut off ends, wrap in foil and place in the oven for about 40 minutes or until soft enough for a fork to easily pierce
Remove beet and allow to cool
place garlic in food processor and mince
add garbanzo beans, beet, sea salt and lemon juice, process while slowly pouring in olive oil
check consistency, if needed add a little more oil
When consistency is to your liking, taste and see what you think. If needed add more salt
Brush brrad with olive oil, sprinkle with cheese and rosemary, place in oven and cook until golden and cheese bubbles
Place hummus in a bowl and surround with veggies and flatbread
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