Avocado and Shortcut Beet Hummus Toast Recipe

Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40-60 minutes (for roasting beets)

Ingredients

Beet Hummus

  • 1 medium beet (about the size of a baseball), scrubbed clean
  • 3/4 cup store-bought plain hummus (Sabra classic is a good choice)

Toast

  • 4 slices hearty bread (gluten-free or regular, whole grain is best)
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup microgreens
  • Sea salt to taste

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food processor or high-powered blender

Instructions

1. Roast the Beet

  • Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
  • Wrap the beet: Wrap the cleaned beet in aluminum foil.
  • Roast: Place the wrapped beet on a baking sheet and roast for 40-60 minutes, or until a knife can be easily inserted.
  • Cool and peel: Allow the roasted beet to cool enough to handle. Use a paper towel to rub off the skin.

2. Make the Beet Hummus

  • Combine: Add the peeled beet and hummus to a food processor.
  • Process: Blend until very smooth. You may need to add a tablespoon of water to help achieve a creamy consistency.
  • Adjust seasoning (optional): Taste and add salt if needed.
  • Refrigerate: Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend (can be made a few days in advance).

3. Assemble the Toast

  • Toast the bread: Toast the bread slices to your desired level of crispness. If using gluten-free bread, broil on a foil-lined pan for 1-2 minutes per side to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Spread hummus: Generously spread beet hummus on each slice of toast.
  • Add avocado: Top with sliced avocado.
  • Crumble cheese: Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over the toast.
  • Garnish: Add microgreens and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Tips

No food processor? A high-powered blender can work, though the texture may be slightly less smooth.

Make-ahead: Roast the beets and make the beet hummus several days in advance for quick breakfasts or snacks.

Customize: Get creative with toppings! Try a drizzle of balsamic glaze, some chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for an extra flavor kick.

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