BEETROOT HUMMUS BITES

Hummus is very filling and fast cooking dish, if you have managed to pre-cook chickpeas or have used to buy cooked already. I usually cook full pot of chickpeas pre-soaking them night before. After boiling I pack them in plastic bags splitting in few parts and freeze for later use. It is a very good tip for fast cooking. I always have pre-cooked chickpeas, and any other bean types, stored in my freeze. Take small pack from your freeze whenever you decide to cook and keep in room temperature to unfreeze while making preparation for your cooking.

Hummus is considered to be an appetizer, but it is usually among my main dishes. I like to try different serving ways to make it more interesting and nourishing.

One of my favourite ways to cook hummus is to add oven roasted beetroot. Sometimes I take boiled beetroot if I have no option to bake it, but in this case hummus turns to be more watery.

Watch video recipe:

COURSE: Lunch, Dinner, Snack

CUISINE: Plant-based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw

PREP TIME: 10 min

COOKING TIME: 20 min

CALORIES/per bite: 85 cals (11g of carbs, 3,3g of protein, 3,3g of fat

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INGREDIENTS/per 10 bites

Chickpeas – 300 g of cooked

Beetroot – 100 g of cooked

Quinoa or buckwheat flour – 2 tbsp

Tahini – 2 tsp

Sesame oil – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – 3 tsp

Garlic – 1 clove

Cumin ground – 1 tsp

Coriander ground – 1 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Quinoa – 4 tbsp of uncooked


INSTRUCTION

  1. Cook quinoa by boiling for few minutes and brewing for another 5 min. Drain if any excess liquid left.
  2. Place all ingredients for hummus besides flour in a bowl and blend it until smooth. Start adding flour to blended mass and stir it in with a spoon until it reaches consistency of dough.
  3. For making a bite, take a table spoon of hummus to your hands and make it round, place in the bowl with boiled quinoa and cover all around.
  4. Make the rest of bites one by one and place each in serving dish on top of any salad leaves.
  5. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and rye crispbread crumbs.

Bon appetite, my friends!

 

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