roasted beetroot and broad bean hummus
Recipe type: dip or spread
Cuisine: wholefood plant based
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Serves: 2 cups
You neither need to like beetroot nor broad beans to enjoy this dip or spread. I didn't have chickpeas for hummus so I used the broad beans from the freezer as an alternative legume. I froze half the dip and that came out fine but I prefer it warm when it's just made. I roast extra vegetables when the oven is on so this dip is quick to make with leftovers - carrots or kumara would work well too.
  • 500g beetroot, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 500g broad beans
  • Two tablespoons tahini
  1. Roast the beetroot chunks on a baking tray at 180 degrees until tender, about 30-40 minutes
  2. Put the broad beans in a saucepan with about 1cm water.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes then drain, reserving the water
  4. Allow the vegetables to cool and transfer to a food processor with the tahini
  5. Blend until smooth, adding a little of the broad bean cooking water to get the consistency you prefer
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper if required
Recipe by The Kitchen Garden at