Saturday, May 23, 2015

Make Hot Pink Hummus (yes, pink!) with Scooter

Who loves hummus? Scooter does! Join Scooter as he makes pink hummus (yes, pink!) for his good friend Boots in this latest Scooter News Network video. With just a few simple ingredients, you (and your kiddos) can whip up this recipe in no time. Hello tasty puppy platter – er, we mean party platter!
Here’s the recipe for Hot Pink Hummus, which Scooter made from Barbara Beery’s cookbook, “Pink Princess Party Cookbook." Learn more about Barbara Beery at Foodie Kids.
(Psst: Tail wag alert -- this hummus recipe is gluten-free and vegan, which makes it fun AND healthy!)

Hot Pink Hummus Recipe – makes about 2 cups
2 cups canned chick peas, drained and rinsed
2-3 medium sized beets, cooked or roasted, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon sweet paprika
Garnish: Olive oil and flat leaf parsley
1.Place chickpeas and chopped beets in the food processor along with the garlic, lemon juice, and water. Process mixture for about one minute. Add more water if needed to form a smooth and creamy consistency.
2. Add cumin and paprika and blend another 30 seconds to combine all ingredients.
3. Garnish with oil and parsley. Serve with sliced cucumber, carrots, or other favorite veggies.