April 9, 2015

We Got the Beet!

roasted beet hummus with mint garnish

Spring is arguably one of the most bright and colorful seasons on the farm. From the fragrant Satsuma blossoms to the wild purple bull thistle, we can’t help but feel a little inspired. Today, we wanted to share a bright and colorful recipe from Holly that is simple but impressive.

roasted beets

By Holly of Buttercup and Bourbon
Need to add a splash of color to your next dinner party? This delicious earthy dip is the perfect appetizer to add to the table while waiting for the main course to arrive.

chickpeas, garlic, and tahini

Roasted Beet Hummus
• 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 1 cup chopped beets, peeled and cut into 1/2" cubes
• 3 tablespoons tahini sauce
• 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1 lemon, juiced
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Feta cheese, for serving
• Potter's crackers or pita chips, for serving
• Mint leaves, for garnish

Preheat oven to 375°.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the beets with a pinch of salt and pepper and a small dose of extra virgin olive oil. Stir to combine and place on a baking sheet, roast for 30 minutes, flipping the beets one time halfway through cooking. After roasted, set aside until cooled to room temperature.

In a food processor, blend together the chickpeas, beets, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Continue to blend until smooth. If the mixture is too dense, add water 1 tablespoon at a time and blend until the hummus reaches the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste and top with a sprinkle of Feta cheese and mint leaves, enjoy!

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How To Add Beets, Potters Crackers, Mint, Lemon and Salt to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

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