Hummus….one of my favorite foods to eat and make but I love to experiment with new flavors and new, unexpected ingredients in my hummus. This one is not only stunningly beautiful with it’s bright purplish red color but it is an excellent combination of earthy and sweet.
Roasting the beets makes all the difference. Cooking them with this method brings out their natural sweetness and gives a great depth of flavor to the hummus.
2-3 Tablespoons water - start with 2 and add another if it is too thick
For roasted beets:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the stems off the beats and cut off the tip end so that you can lie the beet flat on the cutting board. Peel the beets with a veggie peeler. Dice the beet into medium chunks. I cut each beet into thirds, each third into a third again and then in half. Drizzle them with olive oil and blend them with your hands to distribute the oil evenly over the beets. Sprinkle with Kosher salt and black pepper. Roast for 35-45 minutes depending on your oven and the size of your dice. Check them and flip them around with a spatula after each 10 minute of cooking time. They’re done when a fork goes through them when pierced.
Combine all ingredients except the water in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well blended. Add 2 tablespoons of the water and process again. If it is too thick, add another tablespoon of water.
Sometimes you create a dish that is just so good that it makes you smile when you think about it; and crave tasting it. Enter this chicken kofta burger. As you read through the ingredients list you will seriously think that these spices could not mix into something tasty. I assure you, they do and everyone I make this dish for absolutely raves about it!
This was inspired by my favorite neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. I love it, it is by far my favorite place to eat. But…you all know I love to re-create restaurant dishes in my own kitchen. I enjoy their chicken kofta so much that it inspired me to make my own. It took a few attempts but here is the finished product. Please try this one, your taste buds will be thrilled!!