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Holiday Beet Hummus

Makes 2 ½ cups


1 medium beet, roasted

2 cups cooked chickpeas or beans

3 garlic cloves, peeled and cored

1 tablespoon tahini or 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Juice of 1 large lemon

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon sea salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F (190C).
  2. Remove stem and roots from beet and wash.
  3. Drizzle a little of the olive oil and wrap in foil.
  4. Bake till tender when poked with a knife, about one hour. Let cool.
  5. In a blender or food processor mash the cooked chickpeas with the rest of ingredients until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the hummus in a medium bowl and create swirls on top. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
  7. Serve with pita, tortilla chips or raw vegetable slices or sticks.