2 medium-sized red or golden beets
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Juice of 1 lemon
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle sea salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash and trim the red beets and then wrap them in tin foil. Place them in baking dish with 1/8 inch of water and roast them for about an hour at 375 degrees.
In a small saucepan, add sesame seeds and just enough olive oil to coat. Toast them over a medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, or as needed. When the sesame seeds turn golden, remove them from the stove.
When the red beets are fully cooked, peel them and cube them. Add the following ingredients to your food processor: chickpeas, toasted sesame seeds, roasted beets and a pinch of salt. Add 1/2 of the lemon juice to the mixture and puree it. Add more lemon juice as needed. Salt to taste and serve.
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