Saturday, November 7, 2015

Roasted Beet Hummus

I took the risk and tried this recipe for an open house I hosted this afternoon; it was a hit!  A number of guests commented that it would be a beautiful addition to any holiday menu.  It was good!  I think the cannellini beans as the base allows the bean flavor to take a back seat and lets all the other yummy flavors shine through.

1 chopped clove garlic
1/3 c. chopped roasted beets*
1 c. cooked white beans (I used cannellini beans)
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Puree garlic, beets, beans, lemon juice, and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  

Serving suggestion:  serve with fennel

*Note:  Roasted beets freeze beautifully!  I had roasted some beets earlier in the summer, then stuck them in the freezer.  Out of the freezer they peel super easily, so this was a quick and easy recipe to make since the beets were all ready to go.