BEETROOT HUMMUS/A UNIQUE AND VERSATILE DIP
Hummus is the most common dip or spread from mediterranean cuisine. The countries around the Mediterranean Sea especially the Middle Eastern ones prepare all types of hummus as a regular dip or spread for their everyday meal. The base of hummus might be any legume or a vegetable. Tahini(sesame paste), garlic and extra virgin olive oil are added as other important ingredients. This beetroot dip has boiled chickpeas as a base ingredient and beetroot, tahini and garlic are other add-ins. The whole procedure to make it is amazingly easy. The texture of hummus must be a smooth paste and this comes by blending together the creamy tahini, olive oil and skinless chickpeas.
HOW YOU CAN USE HUMMUS?
Hummus can be used as a spread on toast, bread or a dip for kebabs and falafel. This makes a brilliant dressing for the salads. Many times I use hummus as a sauce for the pasta to make PASTA IN HUMMUS SAUCE. In this way, this makes a wonderful vegan pasta dishes
Prep time – 20 min
Ready in – 10 min
Cuisine – Middle Eastern/Mediterranean
Type – Dips/Spread
Author – Bharti Dhawan
• Boiled chickpeas/Chana – 1 cup
• Boiled/roasted beetroot – 1 small
• Tahini – 2 tbsp
• Garlic cloves – 4-5
• Lemon juice – 2 tsp
• Extra virgin olive oil – 2 tbsp while blending + 1 tbsp for garnishing
• Salt – To taste
• Water – As required to get the blending easier
HOW TO MAKE BEETROOT HUMMUS
1- In a blender or food processor, firstly add tahini and garlic. Blend until garlic incorporates with tahini.
2- After that add other ingredients and blend to a smooth paste
3- Transfer to a bowl and add some more olive oil on top and serve as a dip or spread on bread and toasts
4- I serve this beetroot hummus with CHICKPEA KEBABS
Tahini is an important ingredient which is added in all types of hummus. This adds the flavour and silky texture to the hummus. This paste is very easy to make. To make this, roasted sesame seeds and olive oil are blended together to make a smooth and silky paste A little salt is also added while blending