Millennial Beet Hummus

 
 
 

RECIPE

Once I started making this dish I started noticing all the places that hummus could and should be... on a sandwich, served with sliced veggies, thrown on top of a salad, served beneath roasted white fish,  eaten on a cracker.

Hummus makes almost anything more delicious, especially when it's pink and will make any dish look 1000% more fancy.

My only recommendation here is that you use GOOD tahini. A mediocre - bad tahini will really ruin your hummus. My preferred variety is SOOM, but JOYVA is good too!

[SERVES 8]

Ingredients:

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • ½ teaspoon coriander

  • ⅓ cup lemon juice

  • ⅔ cup tahini

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces cooked beets (available pre-cooked in the produce section)

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, strained and rinsed

  • 3 ice cubes

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Black or white sesame seeds to top

  • 1 tablespoon assorted herbs, chopped (I like dill and parsley)

Directions:

  1. In a food processor combine the garlic, coriander, lemon juice, tahini and salt

  2. Pulse until the garlic is minced in the lemon juice tahini mixture

  3. Add in the beets and chickpeas and pulse again into an almost smooth paste

  4. Toss in the ice cubes and let the blades run until you’re pretty sure there are no more visible ice chunks

  5. Slowly pour in the olive oil with the blades running until the oil is gone and the mixture is finally creamy and smooth

  6. Top with black and white sesame seeds and dill and parsley to serve

24-7 bagel dip

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RECIPE

The worst thing about bagels is that you're only really supposed to have them for breakfast, so here's a way to get more cream cheese in your life. Because that's a thing we all really need... right? Ok, maybe not. But this is very delicious and sometimes I just feel like it.  It's stupid easy and therefore ideal for serving as a snack when friends come over or for some sort of sporting event . . . like I don't know . . . The Super Bowl.

[SERVES 6]

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend (from Trader Joes) ***
  • 2 scallions (sliced thinly)
  • a squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • crackers or cucumbers (or anything you would like to dip)

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until soft and smooth
  2. Top with some extra seasoning blend and scallions
  3. Serve with whatever you're feeling today (and yes, on a spoon is acceptable)

***If you don't have a Trader Joes handy the seasoning blend is sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and poppy seeds.