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Beetroot Powder

Introduction

Beetroot Hummus
Hummus, a middle eastern dish used as a spread, dip, or savory dish. Founded on the chickpea with added ingredients such as tahini, lemon juice, salt, chili powder, and paprika. Hummus can be served with some fresh veggies like celery, carrots, can also be used with pita chips or crackers, or use as a spread on sandwiches, flatbread, wraps, or even as a sauce.

Hummus is something I always make at home when I’m running out of spreads for my sandwiches or when I don’t have anything to eat with my flatbread. Every time I make hummus I always play around with the flavor and the texture. Sometimes I add green powder or turmeric powder to add a little bit of color. This time around I went for a colorful blend with beetroot powder. All hail the beetroot hummus!

I’ve used Finch Foods Beetroot powder to make this recipe, it’s a fine powder made with beetroot which has a natural beetroot smell and flavor. This beetroot powder is strong in both flavor and color making it ideal for cooking or baking. It’s a perfect product that you can use when you are in need of adding some color and flavor to your food, be it your pancakes, waffles, crepes, or even to your smoothie bowl! This can also be used as a natural food colorant in baking.

Ingredients

● 02 cups of cooked chickpeas
● 1/4 cup of tahini
● 02 tsp of finch beetroot powder
● 1/2 cup of lemon juice
● 1/4 cup of olive oil
● 03 cloves of garlic
● 01 tsp of salt – adjust to your preference
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 06-07 people

Method

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend for 02-03 minutes, scrape the sides of the food processor back into the mixing area, then blend again for another 02-03 minutes. At this point, the consistency of your hummus will get thicker but might leave bits of chunks behind. If you like or need your hummus a little thick and chunky then you can stop here. Or if you need it slightly thicker but with no chunks (my preferred way) then go ahead with an additional round of blending for another 02-04 minutes.

Some people like to have their hummus really creamy so if you are one of them then all you have to do is add some more tahini or olive oil to get a really creamy texture.

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