Serves 2 to 3
1 large beet, peeled, cut into 1-in (2.5 cm) cubes
1 cup (250 ml) canned chickpeas, drained
1 garlic clove
½ cup (125 ml) water
¼ cup (60 ml) tahini
1 lemon, juice only
salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Over a pot of boiling water, place beet cubes in a colander with a lid. Steam until fork-tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, add steamed beets, chickpeas, garlic, water, tahini and lemon juice and blend on high until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in a bowl with crackers on the side. Can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
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