Beet &Walnut Hummus

Beet Walnut HummusYum Yum Yum. I wanted to make a tasty healthy snack and here we are! This one is for you, Bee!

• 1/3 cup walnuts
•1 tablespoon cumin seeds
•2 cooked beets (steamed), cut into cubes
•1 large garlic clove, crushed
•1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
•Juice of 1 lemon (divided)
•Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
•A little olive

Toast walnuts until fragrant. Let cool.

Warm a small frying pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and dry-fry them, shaking pan almost constantly, until they start to darken and release their aroma – this should take less than a minute, so be careful not to burn them. Crush seeds with a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder.

Put garlic and walnuts in food processor and blitz until fine. Add beets, the tahini, a good pinch of the cumin, half the lemon juice, a little salt and a good grind of pepper, and then blend to a thick paste.

Adjust the flavour by adding a little more cumin, garlic, lemon, salt and/or pepper, blending again until you are happy.

This would be amazing served with goat cheese!

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