I came home and roasted them, cut them up, and the tossed them with a light dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and fresh water cress. Then I put them lovingly on the table while the beetroot angels sang. It was a special moment. I was beaming, as if I had grown them myself.
And my family…..largely ignored them. Not so taken with the heavenly beetroots. They where very polite about the small portion they tasted, but ‘no thanks; I won’t have any more.’
|Today’s lunch was bought to you by..Leftovers!|
So then I was stuck with a large bowl of beautiful beetroots, that where too beautiful to waste. I turned them into beetroot hummus. This was the general consensus;
‘Yum! What is this? I love it!’
‘Oh cool! Purple hummus!
‘Mmmmmm, taste that garlic!’
‘Is there any more of that hummus left?’
Honestly, you’d think I had of invented it or something. I didn’t even put any illicit substances in it. Would you like to know how I made my family love beetroot without even knowing it? It’s too easy.
Using a stab blender, stab blend the bejeebus out of the following;
- 1 bowl of roasted, chopped heavenly beetroot. Or use tinned, whatever.
- 1 tin of drained chickpeas.
- The juice of 2 lemons.
- A large glug of olive oil.
- A large pinch of sea salt.
- A few cloves of garlic.
Taste it and adjust to your liking. Sometimes a lemon won’t be sour enough, so you might need another one. The important thing is to eat some yourself before your beetroot converted family hoover it up. Serve with crackers, carrot sticks, chunks of cucumber, Turkish bread toast..
Have you cooked anything differently to turn your family around?
Did you tell them what they where eating?
What is your favourite thing to cook, featuring leftovers?