Okay, hear me out about this delicious pink beet hummus. This is a real thing, I swear! PINK. HUMMUS. Yep – you read that right! When I first heard of it, I was totally skeptical. Like, are you putting food colouring in your hummus? I mean – that wouldn’t be the craziest thing in the world! But no, today I am here to show you how to make your very own tasty millennial pink beet hummus – with no food colourings needed at all!
Hummus is one of those awesome foods where it really isn’t a meal, but if you have a bag full of veggies or thin pretzels, then it just might be! Made with grounded up and smoothed chickpeas, hummus is a perfect dip for parties, having around the house, or eating in bed at 2 a.m. Hey, I don’t judge!
How to Make Pink Hummus aka Beet Hummus
You might be saying, “But, Bella, chickpeas don’t make hummus pink!” And you are totally right, doll! Your secret ingredient in making this hummus your next insta-worthy picture is…beets! In mine, I just picked beet juice. This will give your hummus that gorgeous millennial pink all of us adore. Just think of the awesome pics you can get of enjoying it on a sunny beach or with elegant looking crackers and veggies placed perfectly next to it.
Beets are often used as a dye and if you are a regular beet user, you may have experienced of Beeturia or pink pee. Don’t fret though as the discoloration is completely harmless.
What to Do with Hummus
If you are wondering what to eat with hummus….well, the answer is just about anything. Yes, my friends, hummus goes with more than pita chips and you can use it for a variety of purposes. With your millennial pink beet hummus you can try:
- eating it with all sorts of veggies;
- putting it on all sorts of crackers and chips as a dip;
- using it as a salad dressing;
- making it a pizza topping;
- spreading it in your sandwich;
- adding it to your nourish bowl;
- slathering it on your toast;
- putting it on sliced apples; and
- using it as a marinade.
Millennial pink, otherwise known as blush or delicate pink, is the trend that simply will not go away.
Benefits of Chickpeas
Chickpeas AKA garbanzo beans, are part of the legume family. I really like adding chickpeas to my diet because they are:
- packed with nutrients (folate, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and zinc);
- rich in plant based protein;
- inexpensive; and
- low glycemic supporting blood sugar control.
Do you call them chickpeas or garbanzo beans?
Millennial Pink Beet Hummus Recipe
Millennial Pink Beet Hummus
- Food Processor
- 1 Can chickpeas drained
- 1/4 Cup beet juice pickled
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 Cup tahini
- 1 Clove garlic
- 2-4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon parsley chopped
- 1 Tablespoon pickled beets chopped
- In a food processor, place the chickpeas, beet juice, olive oil, tahini and garlic.
- Process the ingredients for 3 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Scoop all the hummus into a shallow serving bowl or place in a sealed container in the fridge.
- Before serving (optional), drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle with parsley and pickled beets.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
But nevermind the picture taking – it is freakin’ DELISH! I am a huge fan of beets and adding them to hummus? Gah, a match made in Bella’s heaven! Why don’t you try this millennial pink beet hummus today and send me pics on how it turns out! You will wish you had this sooner after your first bite!