Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus
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Beet Hummus
Joumana Accad/Taste of Beirut

Beet Hummus

“Kameel Abu-Hatoum, a distinguished connoisseur of traditional Lebanese cuisine from Baakline (Chouf mountains) graciously gave me the recipe for this dip. He coined it mama dallou’ah. This name was meant as a counter to the now world-famous baba ghanouj. Explanation: Baba is daddy and ghanouj means cuddly (or someone who likes to spoil and cuddle their baby or loved one). Mama is mom and dallou’ah means a mom who loves to be pampered, cuddled, spoilt and cherished. This is a delicious dip served at room temperature with pita bread; it is simple to prepare; the taste can be adjusted a bit (more or less lemon or garlic or tahini) according to taste.” — Joumana Accad, blogger and author of Taste of Beirut

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4
Servings
258
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1½ Pound beets
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed in a mortar with a dash of salt
  • ½ Cup tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon pomegranate molasses (optional)
  • ¼ Cup pomegranate arils, for garnish
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions

Wrap the beets in foil and roast them in a 357-degree oven for 45 minutes or until tender. Peel the beets and cut them into chunks. Then, mash them in a food processor with the lemon juice, garlic paste, and tahini; taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more lemon, tahini or garlic. Garnish and serve at room temperature with pita bread or chips. 

Beet Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Beet Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
12%
Protein
8g
16%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
4µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.4%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.8%
Vitamin K
0.4µg
0.5%
Calcium
162mg
16%
Fiber
8g
32%
Folate (food)
216µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
216µg
54%
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
69mg
17%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
292mg
42%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
703mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.6%
Sodium
168mg
7%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28.5%
Zinc
2mg
13%