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Energizing Snack: Beet Hummus with Cucumber Rounds

Cucumber’s potassium and high water 
content aid hydration, while beets contain nitrates to boost endurance.

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cucumbers, beets, chickpeas, nourish

Cucumber’s potassium and high water content aid hydration, while beets contain nitrates to boost endurance.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups no-salt-added canned chickpeas, 
rinsed and drained
  • 2 2-inch-diameter cooked beets, boiled, roasted, or canned
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 cucumbers, sliced into 1/8-inch rounds

Preparation

Place first 6 ingredients in a food processor. Purée until smooth, 2–3 minutes; spoon hummus into a serving bowl. Serve with cucumber rounds for dipping.

See also Whole-Wheat Pita With Hummus, Cucumbers, and Tomatoes

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 4
  • Calories 176
  • Carbohydrate Content 30 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 0 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g