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Do you love hummus but can’t stomach chickpeas? Then this is the perfect solution for you! This Beetroot and Quinoa Hummus minus the Chickpeas will quickly become a favorite. It’s the perfect snack to eat with bread, crackers or raw vegetables. It’s a great dish to prepare with the whole family and a great surprise for even the most demanding of guests.
This dish also has many other great benefits: the color says it all! Beetroots are often underestimated, but the truth is they have so many great properties.
- Rich in vitamins, and fiber. Thanks to its high Vitamin B content, like vitamin B9, folic, and Vitamin C and also it’s powerful antioxidants and essential minerals like iron, and manganese.
- It makes us feel full longer and gives us longer-lasting energy thanks to its make up of complex carbs.
- Thanks to nitric oxide it helps to control blood pressure.
- Improves physical performance thanks to the increased flow of oxygen to the tissues
- Is a purifying food as it’s able to bind toxins together in the liver
- It has a prebiotic and probiotic effect which improves digestion (IBS or constipation)
Beetroot and Quinoa Hummus without Chickpeas
- 400 gr cooked beets
- 100 gr quinoa grains
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tbsp cumin powder
- Sea Salt to taste
Wash the quinoa and cook it according to its instructions. The cooking time is usually 15 to 20 minutes. Let it cool.
Then add the quinoa and the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and blend them until you get a fine-textured paste. Add the beets gradually and test it as you go until you get the desired flavor.
If you want the hummus to have a creamier consistency, you can add a little more olive oil.
Make sure to try it again and adjust the salt as needed.
Serve it with chopped fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil, then pair it with some low-carb bread, gluten-free flax crackers, or your favorite raw vegetables.
If you like this Beetroot Hummus minus the Chickpeas, then take a look at these similar recipes. Creativity doesn’t stop!
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