Roasted Beet Hummus

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beet hummusAlways a hit at any gathering, the beautiful color of this hummus will draw ooohs and aaahs from your friends and family before they’ve even tasted it.

Roasted Beet Hummus

1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped

1/3 cup chopped roasted beets*

1 cup cooked white beans

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Puree garlic, beets, beans, lemon juice, and olive oil in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crudités and pita chips.

*Roasted Beets:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel beets and cut into ½-inch cubes. Toss with olive oil to coat, and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to baking sheet.

Roast until tender, about 35 minutes, stirring once or twice.

*Beets are high in potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins A,B & C, and beta-carotene, among other vitamins and minerals. They are also a wonderful tonic for the liver and work as a purifier for the blood. They can also prevent various forms of cancer.