Weekend TV snack platter: Beetroot humus and Sweet Potato chips

Yay, it’s Friday again. I am a Friday lover, definitely….What my fiancΓ© and me love to do during (at least!) one of the weekend nights, is to watch a movie at home. About 2 years ago, a friend gave us an Apple TV device – and since then, we simply love it! Do you have an Apple TV too? πŸ˜‰

Anyways, I was thinking about some healthy snack alternatives for movie nights and I came across several beetroot humus recipes lately that I was dying to try it out. So glad I did – it’s really super fantastic! I was almost cleaning up the the blender with my tongue….soooo good! And the color – well, isn’t it just simply stunning?? I love how beetroot gives color to food, it’s really intense.

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This healthy and colorful snack platter contains following Superfoods:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 2 beetroots
  • 2 Tbsp tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1 lime, fresh squeezed juice (or 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/2 Β small clove garlic, chopped (if you want a Β less “garlicky” taste, add less garlic, I find the garlic taste is really intense with this preparation method)
  • 1/2 – 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 generous pinch of sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • For the potato chips: 1 sweet potato, very finely sliced, 2 tbsp canola oil, cayenne pepper, salt

Preparation

  • Place all ingredients for the humus in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth, taste and adjust seasonings and ingredients as desired
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400Β° F, cut the washed and peeled sweet potato into very thin slices (if they are not thin enough, they won’t get crispy, but rather soggy)
  • Put the potato slices into a tupperware, add the oil and seasoning, close tupperware, shake vigorously a few times to mix the potato slices with the oil and seasoning
  • Spread the marinated slices on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes, until crispy
  • Serve the humus with steamed or fresh carrots, cucumber sticks and the sweet potatoes chips fresh from the oven
  • For left-over humus, you can chill and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage

Enjoy your weekend and in case you plan a movie night too – enjoy! :-)

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Oh, and yes, another tip concerning the left-over humus, you can also use it to decorate some healthy crackers. I spread them for example on some gluten-free crackers I bought at Wholefoods and decorated them with a sprig of parsley. Cute and delicious! πŸ˜‰

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Comments

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much for stopping by! :-) I cooked the beets first in some water. You could also roast them in the oven first, but should definitely be cooked, I find the consistency becomes “creamier” this way. I hope to get to try it, it’s definitely a nice alternative to the traditional hummus using chickpeas. hugs, Sylvia

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    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much! I know, the beetroot is just so amazing, right? It’s of such an intense color! Sometimes I mix it with other food, to give it color,e.g. smoothies – it’s incredible how little you need of it…..I love it! πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot for stopping by πŸ˜‰

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      Thank you so much Ngan for this lovely comment! πŸ˜‰ Just went over to your blog too – loved it too! πŸ˜‰ Especially the Dumpling recipe! I love Vietnamese food by the way, one of my favorite, besides Thai! πŸ˜‰

    • Sylvia @superfoodista.com says

      Thank you so much Patty! You are too sweet! πŸ˜‰ This comment means a lot coming from you!! Hm, no secret actually, just natural light? I run it quickly through photoshop autocorrection too, helps sometimes also a bit…But still learning, our new apartment is more challenging in terms of lighting…hugs, Sylvia

  2. afracooking says

    This feels like a really silly question, but this is roasted or cooked beet root, right? I have added beetroot to a traditonal hummus, but I never thought of only using beetroot – great idea!

  3. The Novice Gardener says

    A perfect Friday snack if I ever saw one. And having a movie night is how I love to start my weekend. Would love for you to join us for Fiesta Friday, Sylvia. (Love your name, btw. It’s my sister’s, too!) It’s a blog party I started a week ago, to get together with blogger friends to kick off the weekend. Your snack platter will be a perfect addition to our party! XOXO

  4. Rose says

    I once had superb sweet potato chips at the Sydney Opera House but have never been able to replicate them. Your method looks like the best chance yet! Thank you and for the lovely recipe. Rose from Australia, a newbie here.

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