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Roasted Beet Hummus

Recipe by: Sara Parsons, Nutrition and Culinary Intern, Slow Food Denver

(Pictured left)

Ingredients

3 medium local* beets, peeled and quartered

2 heaping Tablespoons tahini

¼ lemon juice

3 garlic cloves, chopped

¼ olive oil, plus approximately 2-3 Tablespoons for roasting the beets

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground coriander

  1. First, roast the peeled and quartered beets. Place the beets in a baking dish with a cover and drizzle them with olive oil (approximately 2-3 Tablespoons). Roast the beets at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until soft.
  2. Allow the beets to cool once they are done roasting.
  3. In a food processor, combine all remaining ingredients with the beets and blend until the hummus is a smooth, even texture.
  4. Transfer the hummus to your preferred storage container and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour- the flavors develop the longer it able to set.
  5. Enjoy!

Sweet & Spicy Carrot Hummus

Recipe by: Sara Parsons

(Pictured right)

Ingredients

6 medium local* carrots, chopped

3 Tablespoons tahini

Juice of 1 lemon (approx. ¼ Cup)

¼ Cup olive oil, plus approximately 2-3 Tablespoons for roasting the carrots

3-4 garlic cloves, chopped

¾ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon maple syrup (or substitute local honey)

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

½ teaspoon thyme

¼ teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  1. First, roast the chopped carrots by placing them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle some olive oil (approximately 2-3 Tablespoons) over the chopped carrots. Roast the carrots at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Allow the carrots to cool once they are done roasting.
  3. In a food processor, combine all remaining ingredients with the carrots and blend until the hummus is a smooth, even texture.
  4. Transfer the hummus to your preferred storage container and refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour- the flavors develop the longer it able to set.
  5. Enjoy!

*Find local ingredients at a farmers market nearest you. If in Denver, visit our , the Union Station Farmers Market, a Celebrate Local Campaign partner!

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