Beet hummus

How to prepare beet hummus and properties


Properties of beet humus

This delicious beetroot hummus recipe is easy to prepare and very nutritious.

beet hummus decorated with black sesame

Photo of beet hummus decorated with black sesame.

It provides slow-absorbing carbohydrates and vegetable proteins from chickpeas, which are the main ingredient.

Sesame paste or tahini provides a lot of calcium, so it is also a good source of this mineral.

It is a very healthy recipe for the heart because of its content in folic acid that helps to improve circulation and reduce bad cholesterol.

Fiber prevents colon cancer and helps maintain the intestinal flora or microbiota, which in turn boosts the immune system.

Why is beet hummus red?

Beet is very red due to betanin or betacyanin, an intense red pigment with antioxidant and circulatory properties. Adding beets to hummus improve heart health and add extra nutrients to the recipe, such as fiber, folic acid, magnesium and potassium.

Beet hummus ingredients

Hummus de remolacha

Beet hummus, decorated with olive oil, sweet paprika and chives (ciboulette).

  • 250 g. of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 whole beet boiled
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 teaspoonful of cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Half squeezed lemon
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sweet paprika to sprinkle on the final decoration of the dish.
  • Bread, biscotti or toast to accompany

Preparation of beet hummus

  • Grind the boiled chickpeas with tahini, garlic, cumin and olive oil
  • Slice the boiled beets, add and grind to form a homogeneous mass
  • Add half lemon juice and salt.
  • Mix everything evenly.
  • Serve cold on a plate, spicing it with sweet paprika and olive oil.
  • It is usually accompanied by bread or corn tortillas.

For whom is this recipe recommended?

  • Beet can be introduced into the hummus for all the people who follow a healthy diet, children, young, and adults.
  • In particular, it is recommended to pregnant or lactating women, people with cholesterol, hypertension and arteriosclerosis.
  • People with diabetes should keep in mind that beets have a high glycemic index, so it is recommended to consume hummus without this ingredient.
  • Because of its content in oxalates, people tending to produce stones in the kidney must moderate beet consumption.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

30 April, 2022

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