Keep Your Heart Healthy With Heart BEET Hummus!

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In honor of National Heart Health Month, what better way to celebrate than by whipping up a batch of this delicious hummus? This year we launched our own hummus kits for school lunch and our students can’t get enough!  Here is a way for you to make some hummus at home! Even better, all students were able to try beets during our promotional event in December, so this is a great way to expose them to beets again!

  • 1 medium Beet
  • 1-(15 Oz) can white beans or chick peas
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • small clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse the beans and set aside to help remove excess sodium.
  3. Wash the beet well and place on a baking sheet covered with foil. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The beet should be tender so it will puree easily.
  4. Remove skin off of the beet.  Remember to wear gloves or you risk staining your hands!
  5. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  6. This can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months. Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies!
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