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Colourful picnic

Colourful picnic

Say goodbye to boring-old dip and try our delicious beet hummus! Pack it on your next trip to the park and serve it with crackers, veggies and a refreshing glass of rosé for an out-of-this-world combo!

Hummus gets an overhaul!

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you—that really is pink hummus! To make this gorgeous pink dip, all you need to do is add some beets to the traditional chickpea recipe. If you’re feeling extra motivated, why not prepare a few garnishes that’ll add a bit of texture and zing to each bite? Think sour cream, toasted nuts, fresh herbs, feta cheese, crumbled goat cheese, micro-greens or a drizzle of spiced oil. Store each garnish in a separate container or jar when preparing your picnic basket, that way you and your fellow picnickers will be able to add as much or as little of each garnish as you like.

Beet hummus

 Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Cost per serving: About $1.50
6 servings

3 medium red beets
125 mL (1/2 cup) olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
5 mL (1 tsp) smoked paprika
10 mL (2 tsp) ground coriander
1 540-mL (19-oz) can chickpeas
60 mL (1/4 cup) tahini
Juice of 1 lemon, or more to taste
Salt

1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (400ºF). 2. Wrap the beets in aluminum foil, place them in an ovenproof dish and bake for 60 minutes. 3. In a small saucepan over low, heat the oil with the garlic slices until golden, about 5 minutes. 4. Remove from heat and add the paprika and coriander, and stir well.  5. Set aside. 6. Allow the beets to cool for 15 minutes, then remove the skin. 7. In a food processor, blend beets until smooth. Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic oil, and process again.  8. Serve with crudités.

Tip

If you’re short on time, simply use precooked, vacuum-packed beets sold in most grocery stores. Just purée all the ingredients together, transfer to a handy eco-friendly container and head off!

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What to drink with this beet hummus?

With their sweet and earthy flavours, beets pair well with red wines that have delicate fruit and herby notes. Since it’s summer, we suggest opting for a bottle with refreshing acidity. We recommend Gamay, known for its freshness and velvety tannins. Or go with a Pinot Noir that has notes of red fruits and fresh herbs. If you’re expecting a big crowd, we suggest grabbing a boxed wine, such as Pive Gris rosé. To keep your boxed wine chilled, remove the bag from its box and place it in a cooler filled with ice.

Domaine de La Charmoise Touraine Gamay 2018

$17.30

Domaine de La Charmoise Touraine Gamay 2018

Red wine750 mlFrance
Domaine de La Charmoise Touraine Gamay 2018

Domaine de La Charmoise Touraine Gamay 2018

$17.30

Red wine750 mlFrance, Vallée de la LoireSAQ code : 00329532
Not available onlineSee quantity in stores
Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir 2018

$16.00

Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir 2018

Red wine750 mlFrance
Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir 2018

Laurent Miquel Solas Pinot Noir 2018

$16.00

Red wine750 mlFrance, Languedoc-RoussillonSAQ code : 13584383
Le Pive Gris Rosé

$50.15

Le Pive Gris Rosé

Rosé3 LFrance
Le Pive Gris Rosé

Le Pive Gris Rosé

$50.15

Rosé3 LFrance, Languedoc-RoussillonSAQ code : 13731371
  • Grape variety(ies):
  • Grenache gris, 
  • Grenache, 
  • Merlot, 
  • Cabernet franc

DISCOVER OUR RECIPE AND BEVERAGE PAIRING SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR SUMMER OUTINGS:
+PRACTICAL PICNIC
+AL FRESCO DINING
+CLASSIC PICNIC
+A PICNIC ON FATHER’S DAY
+MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC

Photos: Maude Chauvin and David De Stefano (recipes)

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