Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

In the new year, we could all do with some extra color in our foods.  This is a small way to add in some pink to your toast.  Pink is a color that soothes emotions and promotes a state of wellness in the mind, according to psychological research.  These things never hurt in life, so grab a beet root and make some hummus today!

Ingredients

For the hummus

  • ½ red beet, cubed
  • 3 cups black beans, cooked (garbanzo beans may also be used)
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp. cumin, ground
  • ½ tsp. coriander, ground
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • Salt to taste

For the assembly

  • Bread, one slice
  • 1 Tbsp. red pepper paste
  • ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • Sesame seeds (garnish)

Method

  1. Combine the beet, beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and spices into a food processor or blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. While blending, pour the olive oil and water in to emulsify the mixture
  4. Assemble toast by spreading a layer of hummus, pepper paste, and sesame oil over the toasted bread slice
  5. Slice avocado and place on top of toast
  6. Garnish with sesame seeds
  7. Serve and enjoy

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