Natalie McLaury considers herself a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines. Never one to pass up a good deal on a subscription, it’s to the point where she now finds herself receiving a magazine in the mail several times a week. Most of the time, she rips out pages of recipes but fails to actually create the recipe in her kitchen. Not anymore! Join Natalie as she cooks the magazines.
By Natalie McLaury
My beet love is still going strong. I still had one fully cooked beet from Melissa’s Produce hanging out in my fridge when I stumbled upon a recipe for Beet Hummus in Prevention Magazine. Weird, maybe, but I’ve had good success with other strange flavors (edamame hummus and buffalo hummus, for starters).
This was definitely the prettiest hummus I’ve ever made. You can’t beat that gorgeous shade of purple! Like all homemade hummus, this couldn’t have been easier…throw a few ingredients into the food processor and puree. The magazine suggested serving this with sweet potato chips, which was a surprisingly perfect combination. We also ate this with veggies, and it’d be good with crackers too.
- 1 can (15.5 oz) chickpeas
- 2 medium chopped cooked beets
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1½ tbsp tahini
- 1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with sweet potato chips or crudites.
Natalie McLaury is a St Louis based food writer with a passion for real food and experimenting in the kitchen. Her cooking ranges from healthy three course meals to decadent desserts, and she shares many of her food tips and recipes on her successful The Sweets Life blog . As an avid runner and fitness expert, she also gives the occasional tips on how to combine a serious interest in health with a sweet tooth.