You will love this recipe, not only is it good for you by being loaded with extra nutrients - but it looks gorgeous.
BEETS TO BEAT THE COMMON COLD
RAW GARLIC TO SCARE AWAY VIRUSES
Garlic is antibacterial and antiviral. It has even been shown to help fight bacteria that is resistant to modern antibiotics. Studies have shown that the common cold, lasting an average of 5 days, is cut down by a full 24 hours with the daily consumption of one medium clove during the duration of the illness.
OLIVE OIL FOR LONGER LIFE
My favorite benefit is the beautiful color, add cut up vegetables around your bowl and your guest will devour your extra healthy dip ! !
1 large beet or a few small (about 1 1/2 cups once peeled and chopped)
1 15.5-ounce can garbanzo beans
1/3 cup olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic
Preheat oven to 400. Peel beets and cut into large chunks. Spread beets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and cayenne, to taste. Bake beets for 25-35 minutes, occasionally stirring and checking for doneness. The beets should be easily pierced with a fork when done. While your beets cool to room temperature, prepare your other ingredients.
Strain and rinse the garbanzo beans, zest lemon, peel garlic. Once your beets are cooled to room temperature, place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until the beet hummus mixture is smooth and fully combined. You can serve the hummus immediately, or store it in the fridge for up to a week. Drizzle olive oil over the top when serving.
Enjoy ! !