Hot Pink Hummus
If you’re new around here, it’s important to know that I have two little girls. That explains the insane amount of pink recipes you will see – pink toddler cookies, soft sugar cookies with pink raspberry frosting, and one of the easiest recipes ever – hot pink rice.
In my house, if it can be pink, it has to be pink. Or there will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth.
This hot pink hummus was my very first pink recipe. I posted it years ago when I was blogging casually as a way to keep track of recipes my then-two-year-old enjoyed, but the pictures were kind of rough, so I thought it deserved an update.
I love this hummus because it’s a deep, gorgeous shade of pink, it’s ridiculously healthy, and it’s delicious. When I made a batch yesterday and gave my toddler a spoonful, she brought me a bowl. It’s fantastic for pita chips and vegetables – or straight out of the bowl on its own if you’re a pink-obsessed toddler.
Yield: 1 batch of hummus
Prep Time: about 10 minutes
Cook Time: about 40 minutes
Total Time: about 50 minutes
Hot Pink Hummus
I came up with this yummy hummus for my daughter who loves all things pink.
1 big ol' beet, roasted (see instructions below)
1 clove of garlic, papery skin left on, roasted with the beet
1 1/2 T. lemon juice
1/4 c. olive oil
1 can white beans, rinsed
1/4 t. cumin
- You have a few options with the beet. Since we live in Florida, our beets are frequently really sandy, so I peel, dice, drizzle them with oil, and roast them at 425 for about 20 minutes or until they're soft. Add the unpeeled garlic during the last 10 minutes.
If your beet can be scrubbed clean, pierce it with a fork, grab some foil, and make a little pouch around the beet and roast until it's soft (about 30-40 minutes). The skin will peel right off - just wear gloves or put the beet in a baggie. Don't forget to toss the garlic in the pouch with your beet so it can roast and develop some amazing flavor.
- Purée the beet, garlic, olive oil, lemon, cumin, and the beans in a powerful blender or food processor.
This keeps for several days covered in the refrigerator.
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