Beetroot hummus is delicious and gloriously purple. I love this vegan hummus spread onto slices of toasted sourdough bread and topped with an avocado rose!
You can't rush brunch. You can't eat brunch stood in the kitchen while checking your phone and getting ready to head out the door. Brunch is to be savoured, to be eaten slowly.
Like most families, we're usually racing around on weekday mornings. There are school bags to pack and shoes to find.
But once the weekend rolls around we swap the instant coffee for freshly ground. We give more consideration to our first meal of the day, we sit together and chat. We slow down.
There are so many great meals to make for brunch. I love mushrooms on toast with garlic and thyme, sweet potato waffles with cheese shards, or Spanish omlet.
What Does Beet Hummus Taste Like?
Beetroot Hummus not only looks pretty, but it has a sweet and subtly earthy flavour. The flavour of the beets mellows a bit when added to the other ingredients, but is still distinct. Beetroot, tahini, lemon and garlic are all strong flavours, but they merge well with chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans).
How do you like your toast? People can be so picky, can't they? My daughter and I like it very lightly toasted, while my son and husband like it dark and crispier.
We often make a campfire in the garden and instead of gorging on too many marshmallows, I let the kids put bread on sticks to toast in the flames.
They love making their campfire or fireplace toast, spread with butter while it's still warm.
Toast is such a great vehicle for toppings. I'll often top it with crushed minted peas, but I adore it with this vivid beetroot hummus.
It brings a great new flavour to my beloved hummus. Roasting the beets first makes them concentrate, so when it's pureed with chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon it brings such a wonderful depth of flavour.
How to make an avocado rose
It's really easy to make an avocado rose, and it's a pretty change from just mashing it or using slices.
It's easiest on a large plate, or a piece of marble as I've used, as you'll need the slices to slide around.
I use a little oil to make the surface slippery. Then you just need to slice it and manipulate into the rose shape. It really only takes a couple of minutes, but it looks special - perfect for a leisurely brunch.
See below for the step by step tutorial.
Beetroot Hummus on Toast with Avocado Rose Recipe
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Beetroot Hummus on Toast with Avocado
For the beetroot hummus:
- 2 beetroots (medium sized, raw)
- 1 can chickpeas (400g/15oz can) chickpeas/garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- sourdough bread , toasted
- 1 avocado
- Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon black and white sesame seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
- Remove the stalks and peel the beetroot (I do it under running water in the sink to make less mess). Chop the beetroot into small chunks and wrap it all loosely in foil. Place on the baking tray and roast for 30 minutes or until soft. Allow to cool.
- Add the cooled beetroot, chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini to a blender or food processor and whiz until it forms a thick paste.
- Cut the avocados into slices or decorative rose shape. Spread the beetroot hummus onto the toasted sourdough and top with the avocado. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds (if using).
To make an avocado rose:
- Lightly oil a large plate or non-wooden chopping board. This is so you can slide the avocado around easier. Lightly oil a sharp knife.
- Cut the avocado in half and remove the stone. Peel the avocado halves then place cut side down on the oiled surface. Make thin cuts from end to end. Use your hands to manipulate the slices to they fan out into a long ‘snake’ of avocado slices, then wind it up from one end to the other to form a flower.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.
Beetroot humous is amazing! I had lots of beetroots so made it for Sunday brunch because I had the girls comeing over. We made the avocado roses together and they looked really pretty.
Thanks for this recipe.
Lucy (a reader from NZ)
Thanks for this recipe. The beet hummus was really easy and tasted very nice. I didn't make the avocado rose, but will try that next time!
Thanks for the pictures of how to make the avocado rose. I had them in a cafe and wanted to make them at home. I didn't make the houmous, but the avocado roses were a hit. I had them with a salad as a starter for a dinner party!
Such a beautiful brunch recipe! I have never tried making an avocado rose before, but looking at the step by step pictures in this post, it looks really easy. Will have to try!
This is such a creative and colorful dish which would be great for entertaining.
Lauretta at Home and Horizon
Wow! Another avocado recipe I can add on my list.
Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
This looks (& definitely sounds) so good Kate, the colours ae amazing. I can imagine it sets you up for the say so well. #cookblogshare
This is so me!! I love all those things - beetroot hummus & Avo! What's not to like - thanks for sharing #CookBlogShare Cx
This looks absolutely delicious and all my favourite foods. I love boiling my own beetroot and storing for meals so this is perfect for me
I've just finished making my last lot of beetroot into chutney and was looking for a recipe to do next - this is exactly what I was after! Thanks
I am a humongous fan of both beetroot and avocado so this recipe is right up my street. It's simple, healthy and just perfect for a nice slow brunch:) Thank you for bringing it to #CookBlogShare.
I love my toast crispy and hot enough to melt the butter that I spread on it. I am going to follow your avo rose steps because it makes any sandwich look beautiful.
I'm sure you'll find it quite easy - and so pretty!
Healthy & Psyched
I'm so jealous you can make an avocado rose! I have watched so many tutorials and mine always go wrong.
Love the look of this hummus - I've been wanting to make beetroot hummus for ages but haven't got round to it yet!
I've never considered beetroot hummus before but it's so pretty!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
That's funny, I was just saying I would like to try some beet hummus for a party this weekend. Perfect timing to find this recipe.
With it's amazing colour, it's perfect for a party!
The contrast in colours looks really pretty but I've just never managed to get into beetroot x
Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
That;s an innovative recipe, putting beetroot in hummus. Looks delicious and healthy too
It really is tasty and healthy!
Sarah Irving | The Urban Wanderer
I have to say that this recipe has come at just the right time, I have two beets leftover from spiralzing that now have a recipe to go into! Thank you, it looks delicious, especially with the avocado so prettily placed.
i think you just nailed it - I LOVE brunch, yet breakfast is just a part of the day before the crazy starts.
Brunch feels more like a date with yourself, where an important part of the meal is to be sat, relaxing, taking your time and making another pot of coffee.
I <3 brunch (and also your avocade flower - so pretty!)
Yes, brunch and breakfast are two VERY different beasts!
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I love making beet hummus! The color is one thing but I also just love beets 😉
Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet
I was just about to ask how you made those beautiful avo roses but then you showed how you went about. Love beetroot hummus! My favourite beetroot dip is with roasted beetroot, yogurt and pistachios - swished.
Ooh I must try beet hummus with pistachios and yogurt - that sounds fab!
So So pretty! I'm going to have to try making an Avocado rose now although i already have a feeling of impending doom about it. Will also try that sourdough bread as it sounds lush. I'm a lightly toasted, leave it to cool and unsalted butter kind of a gal.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I have been wanting to learn how to make avocado rose for like ever so thanks for the tutorial katherine. Ps I love the Iceland food fresh bread range. I have lived on these for the last 2 weeks.
Andrea @ The Petite Cook
I could eat pretty toasts like these everyday! I truly love the idea of beetroot hummus, simply perfect for a quick summer lunch/brunch option.
I love hummus and avocado! They go so well together and make such a yummy sandwich filling. I also love beetroot hummus! Must try it with avocado soon! 😀
It's so vibrant against the green of the avocado!