Beet Tahini Hummus Dip

Recipe prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

This colorful beet tahini dip is perfect to enjoy with chips, pita, veggies or as a sandwich spread. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

For sesame seed butter

  • 2 cups (220g) raw sesame seeds*
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt (optional)

For hummus

  • 4 small or 2 medium roasted beets
  • 2 Tbsps. sesame seed paste made with the NutraMilk
  • 5 Tbsps. lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest (zest from approx. 2 lemons)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin (optional)
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  • For sesame seed butter
    • Place sesame seeds and salt in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set 15-16 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Open container lid. If, necessary, set for an additional 1-2 minutes for a creamier butter.
    • Store in airtight container and in the refrigerator to preserve.
  • Meanwhile, cook the beets: cut off any tops, scrub the roots clean, put them in a covered dish with about 1/4-inch of water in a 375°F oven, and cook until easily penetrated with a knife or fork. Alternatively, cover with water in a saucepan and simmer until tender, about 1/2 hour. Peel once they have cooled.
  • Place all ingredients in the NutraMilk (no need to clean NutraMilk after making sesame butter) and press Butter for a minute or more, until smooth. If it´s too thick, add a bit of water. Taste and adjust seasonings and any other ingredients you desire.