Beet of My Heart Hummus

Beet of My Heart Hummus
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Ah, the day of love, what could be more appropriate than beets on the day of love? I know you were thinking chocolate, which is also great, but I have some secrets for you about beets that will get your heart pumping!
Beets were used by the Romans as an aphrodisiac, because they expand your arteries and increase blood flow. They also contain large amounts of Boron, which increase the levels of sex hormones in your body. Just one serving of beets can lower your heart rate by 2% after consumption, and I don’t know what you have planned for tonight, but a single small serving of beets can even increase the length of time you can hold your breath! For professional divers, the increase was 11%! They also give you tons of energy, so they really are the perfect food for a day like today. Now the amount of raw garlic in this Beet of My Heart Hummus might make you worry about your breath, but love and mouthwash can overcome any obstacle. Not to mention, garlic is a fiercely powerful heart protector also!

Beet of My Heart Hummus

Makes about 1 cup

1 medium beet

2 tbs olive oil

4 tbs tahini

juice of 1 lemon

8 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp coriander

a few micro mint leaves for garnish, I like the little baby leaves at the tips of the stems, but any mint will do

2 tortillas

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Scrub the beet till it’s totally clean of debris. (mine was pretty gnarly so I peeled it a little.) Put your beet on a piece of foil on a baking pan and douse it with olive oil, rubbing it all over. Wrap it up in a little foil pocket, this is a very messy recipe. Do not wear white at any point in making this recipe! Roast it for about 25 min, or until fork tender. Once cooled, cut it into quarters.

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the mint and puree until smooth. Serve sprinkled with mint.

I served my hummus with tortillas cut into little hearts. I sprayed them with some coconut oil and a dash of garlic salt. Roast them in the oven next to the beet for about 6 minutes, turning once. Once they were out and the beet was roasted, I rubbed the edges of the tortillas with a little beet juice.

Now go forth and take care of your heart, tomorrow is the big day!

Beet of My Heart Hummus with Micro-Mint


2 thoughts on “Beet of My Heart Hummus

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    I have all the ingredients and this is truly the perfect hors d’oerve for this evening…love and kisses to you.

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