How important is color in your life? Well, I can’t talk much about clothes and accessories when it comes to colors, but I do know that eating colorful food ensures a healthy diet. I am an Indian and colors have an enormous significance in our lives. We even have a festival of colors ‘Holi’. Different colors symbolize different things in cultures around the world, and these associations can vary greatly.
For me, my food is my canvas, and I love adding my tweaks to it. Sometimes it leaves me surprised and at times disappointed.
One of my favorite dip that I love to experiment with is Hummus.
Hummus is like the blank canvas, and you can add a magic ingredient to create a new avatar. Every time I would add something new to alter the taste, keeping the essence of hummus as such.
Adding roasted or cooked beet lends texture, gorgeous color, and a subtle taste. In this recipe, I also added some feta cheese to get some creaminess.
In the absence of feta, you could use hung curd (say 11/2 tbsp) and adjust the salt.
I use this dip as such or spread it over the sliders, sandwiches and even over my naan pizza.
Hope you like it.
Beet and Feta Hummus
Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 5 Mins
Chickpeas 200 g (cooked)
Feta Cheese 30-35 g
Beet 120 g (grated)
Tahina 1 ½ tbsp.
Garlic cloves 2 large
Salt and pepper as per taste
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice 2 tbsp
Cumin Powder ½ tsp
- Heat pan, add little olive oil and add the grated beet. Keep stirring on a low flame till cooked
- All the water in the beets will evaporate
- Place it in the blender with rest of the ingredients and blend