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Beet Hummus

(recipe, Rebeca Torres Rose)


  1. ½ lb. beets (about 4 medium sized beets), scrubbed clean, cooked, peeled, and cubed
  2. 2 Tbsp. tahini sesame seed paste
  3. 5 Tbsp. lemon juice
  4. 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  5. 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  6. 1 Tbsp. lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)
  7. Generous pinch of sea salt or Kosher salt
  8. Fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. To cook the beets, cut off any tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about ¼-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork. Alternatively, cover with water in a saucepan and simmer until tender, about ½ hour. Peel once they have cooled.
  2. Method
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients as desired.
  4. Chill and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.
  5. Eat with pita chips, or with sliced cucumber or celery, or on a crostini with goat cheese and shaved mint.