beetroot hummus for people with diabetes

[RECIPES] Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Thank you for a wonderful recipe 📸 Anju Verma @anjuverma.recipes.

Recipe creator's comment: "A super gorgeous & flavourful hummus which is loaded with proteins & vitamins! This recipe has classic hummus as base and cooked beetroot is added as variation. Spread on toasts, or enjoy it as a dip with pita crackers or veggies. A great party appetizer. 👩‍🍳"

Easy prep          🌟🌟

Sugar (non sugar)     🌟🌟🌟

Diabetes-friendly  🌟🌟🌟

💚Healthy Tips💚 

Beets are high in vitamin C and folate. Plus, they're a great source of the antioxidant, called as alpha-lipoic acid. Some studies shows they can lower your glucose level which increases insulin sensitivity and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes. Moreover, studies on alpha-lipoic acid have also shown a decrease in symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy in people with diabetes.

Here are 5 reasons of why the beetroots are so great for people with diabetes. 

Ingredients

For Hummus Base

  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas (soak slightly less than ¼ cup dry chickpeas overnight) 
  • 1 tbsp lightly roasted sesame seeds or 1 tbsp cheese spread 
  • 5 garlic flakes 
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • 2-3 dashes of tabasco 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil  
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 6 tbsp chickpeas cooking liquid or water

Add-On

  • ¼ cup chopped boiled beetroot (peeled). Use a lemon size beetroot.

For Topping

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds or toasted sesame seeds 
  • Parsley, dried or fresh (optional) 
  • Chilli flakes 

Directions

  1. Combine all the ingredients of hummus base and chopped beetroot in a grinder jar. 
  2. Blend to a smooth paste. Add 1 to 2 tablespoon more water if required to make it smooth. 
  3. Taste the hummus, add more salt or chili powder or lemon juice as per taste. 
  4. Transfer to a shallow serving bowl. Make swirls with back of spoon. 
  5. Drizzle olive oil. 
  6. Sprinkle chili flakes & parsley. 
  7. Top with sunflower seeds or toasted sesame seeds. 
  8. Serve chilled. 

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