Brighten the table and your body with our favorite beet hummus! Beets are a powerful source of antioxidants, which help fight free radical damage throughout the body. The betaine in beets supports the liver — it removes toxins in the liver cells and protects the bile ducts and liver from injury. As well as supporting the liver, betaine is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Beets also contain glutamine, which helps to restore gut health and is part of our gut healing protocol at Parsley Health . Enjoy this beet hummus with chopped vegetables, gluten free crackers, or on top of a green salad. I love adding root vegetables to my hummus— it is lighter and fluffier than traditional hummus.
1 3/4 cup chickpeas (one can of chickpeas) 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 roasted beet, skin removed 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of a whole lemon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1.5 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon curry 1 nub fresh ginger (about an inch) 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Garnish with sunflower seeds.