Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary

This Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary recipe is a bright snack worthy of serving to guests but simple enough to enjoy with weekday meals.

Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary

The gateway into my hummus obsession was the mediocre store bought stuff with bland flavoring (hey there, “roasted garlic”) which I would consumed by the tub in college as a meal along with some warmed up pita bread. The actual amount I consumed in those 4 years in obscenely too much and my over indulgent lead to the point where, even to this day, I can’t help but wince when smelling a certain brand I frequented during those coming-of-age years.

Thankfully, I do not get sick at the thought of homemade hummus and have moved on to making all sorts of fun flavor combinations to keep my taste buds from getting bored. Hummus has been a weekly staple in our house for years and I like to whip up a batch on Sunday afternoons when I am meal prepping. It’s the perfect spread for sandwiches, veggie snacking, and enjoying by the spoon.

While meal prepping the other weekend, I had some extra roasted beets on hand (from a batch of roasted veggies that would soon become taco filling) and decided to throw one into my hummus. And thus, the most beautiful hummus I’ve ever crafted was created. Maybe I’m a little biased because I like my food to look pretty but I’m obsessed with this flavor. The subtle hazelnut and rosemary only adds to the cozy fall flavor.

Make sure to chop the rosemary very fine to avoid getting a big bite full of the tough herb. Also, use only a tiny bit of hazelnut oil as it’s very strong and the flavor can become overwhelming very quickly – I like to drizzle just a little bit into the already drizzles olive oil. This dip is a great snack with simple crackers and also brings a whole new level to big spreads (like the cheeseboard in the photo).

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Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary

This Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary recipe is a bright snack worthy of serving to guests but simple enough to enjoy with weekday meals.

Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can cannelinni beans (Great Northern would work as well) drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red beet roasted and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp hazelnut oil
  • 1 spring rosemary finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor fitted with an S-blade, combine beans, beet pieces, tahini, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and process until completely smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with more salt, if needed.

  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle olive oil and hazelnut over it and then sprinkle with rosemary. Serve with fresh bread, crackers, or veggies.

 

Roasted Beet Hummus with Hazelnut Oil & Rosemary

Shellywest

Shelly is the creator of Vegetarian Ventures. She is also the Creative Director of Driftless Magazine and likes to wear wolf shirts, drink peppermint tea, and dance to Stevie Nicks.

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Alexandra | Occasionally Eggs

    October 12, 2017

    Such a stunner of a colour, Shelly! Loving those fall flavours, too, what a great combo.

  2. Reply

    bella

    October 13, 2017

    I just love beet hummus and the colors you brought alongside it are just amazing!

  3. Reply

    Sherrie

    October 16, 2017

    Shelly, these images are insane. I cannot stop looking at them. You amaze girl.

  4. Reply

    Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen

    October 19, 2017

    Oh my gosh – that is too funny that you went on a hummus binge and got sick of the store bought stuff! But it’s true, once you turn to homemade you can never go back. Especially one with this much flavor!

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