A twist on traditional hummus, this version is tangy, earthy, and a refreshing change of pace. Using a high-quality balsamic will result in a tarter, more intense flavor.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

    Advertisement
  • Wrap beets in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Roast beets in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes. Unwrap carefully; let cool until easily handled, 5 to 10 minutes. Peel and chop into large chunks.

  • Combine beets, garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, balsamic vinegar, garlic, spearmint, cumin, salt, and pepper in a food processor; blend until smooth.

Cook's Note:

Adjust seasonings to individual taste: Lemon makes it tarter, balsamic tames the sweetness of the beets, tahini makes it nuttier and creamier, salt brightens the flavors, and more olive oil will make the hummus smoother. Add extra spearmint a little at a time; it can overwhelm quickly.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 14.2g 5% DV; fat 10.4g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 187.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition