Ok so a lot of you know how much I LOVE avocados right? No? Well I do! And it’s a love affair from which I don’t think I’ll ever be able to walk away! Avocados are great in salads, sandwiches, dips and even as a spread on toast!
Speaking of toast… I recently found out that my post on Delicious Toast Tuesday Recipes that Anyone Can Try, now ranks on the FIRST PAGE of a Google search on Toast Tuesday! Yahoo! In a marketer/blogger’s world, this is a big deal, so I was super happy when I found this out!
Another love affair of mine, is hummus!
It’s great with vegetables, chips, crackers…. Hummus is a (not so) guilty pleasure of mine. I actually enjoy it most with a crunchy food like tortilla chips. And the more garlic, the better!
A great recipe that I use all the time is one from Gwyneth Paltrow’s book “It’s All Easy”. Hers is a cilantro hummus, which is to dieeeee for! Of course, I put my own spin on it… something I do all too often with different recipes, by adding half a teaspoon of curry powder and swapping the tahini for a spoonful of peanut butter. Trust me, this recipe is underrated and over-delicious!
For this recipe though, I peeled, boiled, shaved and chopped fresh organic beets for the beet hummus!
Every week, S & I received our fresh produce from Fresh City Farms. They deliver fresh, organic and mostly local produce straight to our door. We love this service! The reason I mention it, is that they source some really delicious, seasonal products, like the beets I used in this recipe!
You only need one beet for this beet hummus recipe!
- 1 can of strained chickpeas
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 beet, peeled, boiled and grated
- Salt and pepper, added as desired
- 3-4 olives (for taste)
- Combine the chickpeas, olive oil, and mashed garlic cloves into a blender or food processor.
- Add in the juice of half a lemon, add more for taste.
- Toss in your shredded beet along with a dash of salt and pepper.
- And just hit blend!
Crafting beautiful appetizers for you guests
I always love throwing together recipes be it for drinks, appetizers, mains or desserts that will get my guests talking! This is a recipe that presents really beautifully that not many have seen before. And it’s a fun twist on the classic hummus in a bowl kind of setup. What are some of the plates and apps that you like to serve? What’s your go-to when it comes to dinner parties and entertaining? Let me know in the comments section below!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick