This hearty and vibrant dip is hummus-inspired! Made from beans instead of chickpeas, this is a handy recipe for those extra canned beans hiding in your cupboard! Add some roasted beets to the mix to increase its nutritional content and to add that vibrant red colour.
2 tablespoons dairy-free cream cheese (optional for a creamier dip)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Trim, peel and chop the beets and place them on a baking sheet along with 2 cloves of peeled garlic. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon za’atar and 1 teaspoon salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes until the beets are soft.
Add the beans, tahini, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, za’atar, salt, and dairy-free cream cheese (if using) to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Garnish with fresh cilantro (optional), za’atar, and a drizzle of olive oil! Serve with chips, crackers and/or fresh veggies. Keep any leftover hummus stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Gina Fontana, is the recipe developer, photographer, and certified health coach behind the popular blog Healthy Little Vittles, where she shares delicious plant-based, gluten-free recipes. In 2013, after a lifelong search for answers to her unexplained health ailments, Gina was diagnosed with thyroid disease. Switching to a gluten-free, plant-based diet transformed her life, prompting Gina to share her journey with others. Through her story, recipes and creative photography, Gina’s mission is to inspire people to pursue a healthier lifestyle and nourish our bodies with whole, plant-based foods. She is the published author of the books Moon Milk and The Beginner's Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Baking. She lives in Columbus, OH with her husband, 5 year old son, 3 year old daughter, and two fur babies.
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