Beet Hummus


In a food processor or blender combine:
  • 1 lb. cubed cooked beets or 1 can drained beets (no salt added if possible)
  • 1  15 ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons each tahini and lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • If desired, swirl in 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • Serve as a dip with whole wheat pita bread, raw vegetables or whole grain crackers

¼ cup serving = 131 calories, 7 grams fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 250 milligrams sodium, 15 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams protein