Updated: Apr 28
It's Sunday and we were feeling some beet hummus-Stress-Less version. In TCM, beets are cool in nature , help nourish Blood, Cleanse your liver, Tonify the Heart, and Calm the Shen (your spirit). Chickpeas are neutral in nature and help Strengthen the spleen. The warmth from the cumin and garlic balance the coolness in beets. With the hint of peppermint from the Stress-less powder, it's the perfect combo for a yummy dip.
For serving size, it really depends on how much you indulge in the dip, but we think 6 people is fair, and for 6 servings, we've used 2 Stress-Less sachets, you could put more, but to keep the flavours intact and get your guests to slightly relax at your house, this will do.
The ingredients you will need are:
Stress-less beet hummus
- 3 medium sized beets
- 1 cup uncooked chickpeas
- 1/3 cup of tahini
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
- salt to taste
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 stress-less sachets
- hemp seeds, dried mint, and beet leaf
1) Soak chickpeas in water (best if you do it overnight).
2) Place the beets in a pan and cover with water so beets are submerged in it. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil, covered. Boil for 30 minutes (or longer, depending on how big your beets are), cook until fork tender.
3) Drain the chickpeas, and place in instant pot (if you don't have one, just use a regular pan-cook longer), cover with water and cook for 1 hour and drain (keep a bit of the water in there for next step).
4) Place the cooked chickpeas, cooked beets, garlic cloves, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and salt in a food processor (or blender) and blend until smooth.
5) Taste if you want it at smoother consistency, add more olive oil. Place your beet hummus on your serving dish, flatten with back of spoon. Drizzle olive oil on top along with your toppings and INDULGE.