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
Tips and what you will need: you need a food processor to make hummus, and as always you need a good knife! If you want to turn this into a complete meal salad, click here.
- 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
MAY I PLEASE ASK A FAVOR?
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That color! Wow! My girls would be all over that pretty purple!!! What a fun way to change up lunch or snack time!
My kids are all over hummus, but they will not eat beets! Maybe this would be the way to sneak them in… 😉
I completely agree with being sneaky when it benefits someone:)
Such a pretty platter! I love all things beet, and love, too, how you transformed store-bought naan into something special.
Thanks Megan! Yes, that bread was really good.
I adore beets. More of reason to grow more! Love hummus too.
You are the master grower! I bet your beets are beautiful!
This is absolutely gorgeous! That color!!! Beets always make things so beautiful. This looks so delicious, I wish I had some to snack on.
I know. Beets make everything such a pretty color!
What a fantastic idea! I always grow beets in my garden, but have never thought to use them for a pretty pink hummus! LOVE THIS! And that flatbread? Umm, DROOLING!
This is gorgeous, Linda! What a wonderful feast for the eyes and an easy way to sneak healthy beet into the mix. This would be perfect for a holiday gathering like Easter.
I love the pretty color of this hummus. So yummy.
Healthy and very spring-like. Nice job adding a new face to an old snack!
OMG Look how colorful that platter is!!! I’ve only ever had regular hummus, but thie beet and red pepper hummus are right on top of my list now!
What a pretty platter! I love hummus, and I love it even more when it is so cheery and pink. 😉 I can’t believe I’ve never tried beet hummus before, but that totally needs to change!
Definitely pinning and making this one!
Such a beautiful dish and centre piece for this platter!
That magical color would be enough to draw in even the most reluctant beet person (me!)! Serve me up please!
Yes that color is amazing!
Such a gorgeous colored hummus! Definitely need to make this for our next Spring picnic. I love how the beets add a touch of sweetness!