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Beet hummus

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2 cups

A great alternative to regular hummus. This recipe makes a low calorie snack.

3 medium beets, washed, leave the skin on
olive oil 5 mL 1 tsp
diced onion 60 mL ¼ cup
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
ground cumin 5 mL 1 tsp
canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed 250 mL 1 cup
tahini (ground sesame seeds) 60 mL ¼ cup
water 60 mL ¼ cup
lemon juice 60 mL ¼ cup
Raw vegetables to serve

  1. Cook beets in a large pot of boiling water for 40 minutes or until tender. When cooled, peel beets and roughly chop. Set aside. Can be done 1 day in advance.
  2. In a medium frypan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and cumin and cook, stirring often, until onions are soft, 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add beets, onion mixture, chickpeas, tahini, water and lemon juice to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  4. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

© – Reproduced with permission of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, 2007.
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Nutritional Information: per serving (3 tbsp/ 45 mL) Calories: 72 Protein: 3 g Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 1 g Dietary cholesterol: 0 mg Carbohydrate: 8 g Dietary fibre: 2 g Sodium: 56 mg Potassium: 128 mg

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