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Lemon Beet Hummus With Poached Pistachios [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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  • 3/4 cup of shelled, no salt pistachios
  • 8 ounces cooked peeled beets, chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added cannellini beans, drained
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon (3 tablespoons juice)
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons roasted pistachio oil or extra-virgin olive oil


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup of the pistachios and 3 cups cold water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered until the pistachios are softened (poached), about 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Add the poached pistachios, beets, beans, lemon juice and zest, garlic, salt, and cumin to a blender. Cover and puree until velvety smooth, at least 3 minutes on high speed, scraping down sides as needed. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl, drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup pistachios, and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 100 | Carbs: 8 g | Fat: 5 g | Protein: 4 g | Sodium: 32 mg | Sugar: 3 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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