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Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus

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  ‘This playful twist on the classic Hummus is absolutely packed with flavour. Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus is your new go-to crowd pleaser!’

So we’re all in agreement here that Hummus is the most addictive dip in the history of dips ever, right? Okay good. I was trying to put my finger on it the other day as I face planted my third bucket of the stuff, what is it that makes it so damn gorgeous? An endless list of things of course, but one thing that resonated with me was that you’ll never truly appreciate the beauty of Hummus until you make your own from scratch.

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For real, different kettle of fish. So after a little more thinking and even more face planting, I wondered how I could make a homemade Hummus even more delicious.

Hello Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus.

This right here. YA’LL. Toooooo tasty. The way the Feta creates a smooth and creamy texture, the explosive flavour of the roasted beet, the colour! Oh boy, we’re in trouble. Like a classic Hummus, this version is still super simple. Roasting your own beets couldn’t be more easy.

How to roast beetroot

How to roast beetroot

1. Cut off the stems, leaving a little attached. I tend to keep this here so the centre isn’t exposed and the juice is kept locked in. Same with the gnarly looking tail.

2. Give your beets a good old wash, removing all trace of dirt.

3. Individually wrap in tin foil and lightly coat with olive oil. This will keep the beets from drying out and will help the skin peel off once they’re roasted.

4. Pop in the oven at 180c (355f) for around 40-45mins or until easily sliced with a knife.

5. (not shown in photo, beet juice doesn’t go well with photography). Trim off stem and peel off skin.

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus

And there we have it folks! Simples.

Oh, quick note. This will give you a huge batch of Hummus. You know we don’t do things light hearted here at DGBMH. So make sure you’ve got company! That or just quickly come to terms with that fact that any diet you may be on is about to be thrown out the window.

Let me know how you get on and I’ll catch you on the next post! Enjoy 🙂

5 from 3 votes
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Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

'This playful twist on the classic Hummus is absolutely packed with flavour. Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus is your new go-to crowd pleaser!'

Course: Appetizer, Starter
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Original
Servings: 8
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 2 Cans Chickpeas + brine from one can
  • 2 Hefty tbsp Tahini
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 3-4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for the beets and to garnish
  • 1 Lemon, juice of
  • 1 Tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper, or to taste
  • 3 Medium Fresh Beetroot
  • 2/3 Cup Feta, plus extra to serve
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
Extras ‘n’ Optionals
  • 1 Tsp Toasted sesame Seeds
  • Endless amounts of bread for dipping
Method
  1. Begin by washing your beets. Trim off the stems, leaving about 1/2 inch attached. Lightly coat with olive oil, wrap in tin foil and pop in the oven at 180c (355f) for 40-45mins, or until you can easily slice with a knife.

  2. Once cool enough, unwrap the beets, cut off the stems and peel off the skin. 

  3. In a blender, add your Chickpeas, Chickpea Brine, Cumin, Tahini, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Salt and Pepper. Begin blending, adding your olive oil throughout until silky smooth.

  4. Add in your Beets, Feta and Balsamic Vinegar. Blend further until smooth again.

  5. Serve with Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional), Feta and a dash of Olive Oil.

Recipe Notes

a) If you don't want your kitchen to look like a crime scene, gloves are recommended whilst peeling the beetroot.

b) Taste test throughout to check for seasoning. Follow your tastebuds on adding more lemon juice/olive oil etc.

c) If you're pondering why everything isn't thrown in the processor at once, there is an explanation! I like to make a regular hummus first as it's easier to check for seasoning and adapt accordingly, before the beets, feta and balsamic vinegar are put in. Slowly adding the oil in whilst it's processing helps it blend in better for a silky smooth finish.


For another delicious hummus recipe check out my Toasted Sesame Hummus!

Toasted Sesame Hummus


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Cheers guys, this has been ‘ Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus ’. Comment, share, do whatever you fancy but for crying out loud don’t go bacon my heart. See you next time 🙂


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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    November 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Mmmm. I love hummus and your roasted beetroot and feta version is not only pretty but looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 8, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Elaine! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C
    November 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    First of all, I love the name of your blog! I’m so happy to discover it. Your hummus is gorgeous! That color is incredible. I’ll have to try roasting beet roots for better flavor.

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Andrea!!

  • Reply
    Ali from Home & Plate
    November 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    What a pretty appetizer. I am slowly coming around with beets and have been eating them more and more. This looks like a great way to dress up regular hummus. I will have to give this a try.

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 8, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      I used to be exactly the same, too many gross memories of cheap tinned beetroot. Roasted fresh ones is a game changer for me! Thanks for stopping by, Ali 🙂

  • Reply
    Joyce
    November 8, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Wow this hummus is gorgeous!! Definitely something I will be making at my next shindig!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      It’s totally shindig approved, Joyce! Enjoy 🙂

  • Reply
    Traci @ The Kitchen Girl
    November 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I’m in love with beets and beet hummus 🙂 Perfect for the holidays! Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 8, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      So glad you agree! Cheers, Traci 🙂

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