1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon organic cumin powder
2 1/2 tablespoons of organic tahini ( sesame paste)
2 organic garlic cloves, smashed
1/3 cup organic lemon juice plus 2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
8 ounces of organic garbanzo beans ( chick peas) If garbanzo beans are previously salted, reduce salt from 2 teaspoons to 1 or 1 1/2 teaspoons
4-5 medium sized cooked organic beets, chopped



In a Vitamix or food processor, add the beans, tahini, lemon juice, beets, olive oil, garlic, salt and cumin. Blend/process on high until smooth, hummus-like, consistently is achieved. Remove from bowl and serve with raw vegetables. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh, cracked black pepper.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.