I love colourful food, it always stirs an interest and makes it so much more fun to eat. Anything seems more edible when it looks good and who doesn’t love a good dip? Experimenting with hummus is really easy, there are so many different flavours you can add to this much loved dip the options are endless. I had a couple of beetroots knocking about in my veg draw so decided to put them to good use. I couldn’t decide what to do with them at first as the colour they give off can give anything a beety twist, but as I was doing a deli board style dinner on Saturday night I decided to go for a hummus. Since purchasing a real food processor a couple of months ago (I had a small hand held thing before) I’ve been mixing together all different kinds of things, making pesto’s and sauces and soups. I keep it on the work top so it’s ready to have something thrown into it. I’m not sure whether the novelty will wear off soon but it’s been helping me make some lovely meals! Here’s the latest…
You will need:
- 2 medium sized cooked beetroots – I bought mine raw and steamed them for about 50 minutes until soft, then allowed them to cool, topped and tailed, peeled them carefully so as not to colour myself purple and roughly chopped
- 400g tin of chick peas (drained, rinsed and skins removed)
- 1 Clove garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1/2 tsp salt
- juice of 1/2 Lemon
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 100ml olive oil plus a little extra for drizzling
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish and make a swirl in the top before pouring over the extra olive oil. Chill until serving. We enjoyed eating this with the Crispy Crackers I had made a day earlier and it went down a treat!
Looks delicious! I would do this right away but first I need to buy a new blender 🙂
PS How is your summer coming along? Still in Singapore?
Thanks Miia! Summer has been so busy up until now! Although you probably guessed that from me not posting! We move 3 weeks today, Eeek!! I hope you’re still having a great summer since you’re back in Paris 🙂
Hey! I was wondering how much longer before you move –3 weeks, that is soon. Good luck and happy landing in your new home:-) You will be traveling toward summer!
Paris has been a bit rainy recently. Not too hot, not cold either. I have been obsessed with the gorgeous weather in Finland. This year’s summer has been amazing there and I would have liked to stay longer. Oh well. C’est la vie.
My friend said the same and she is in Geneva where the summers are normally lovely and hot by the lake! Hope you have some sunshine soon! 🙂
Seems like the only European place that has benefited from constant 25-30C is northern Europe incl. Lapland. Crazy!