Draft Who’s Cutest and Eat Beet Hummus

You’ll never believe what happened did this weekend!?! I, the girl who’s probably never watched over 5.4 minutes of a football game (excluding Super Bowl commercials), joined a fantasy football league AND attended a draft party. It’s an all-ladies league and it’s called “Draft Who’s Cutest” so I couldn’t really resist.

Needless to say, Isaac is beyond pumped that I’m involved in said league. I think he thinks that because of this I am going to be remotely interested in football games. Who knows – maybe this little league will turn me into a football lovin’ fool. Doubtful, but I’ll let Isaac dream.

I have to admit that the draft party was fun. 10 girls, beer, and lots of appetizers – what’s not to like? You’ll be glad to hear that I now know that a tight end is an offensive player, not a bangin’ gluteus maximus.

I couldn’t decide what dish to bring for the draft party- it’s amazing, I have all these (great!) recipes on the blog, but I’m still at a loss every time I need to take a dish somewhere. It’s interestingly similar to the fact that my closet is full of clothes, but I never have anything to wear…. Anyhow, I rummaged through the fridge and found a big bag of beets from a CSA purchase a while back and immediately remembered a recipe for beet hummus the Pure2Raw ladies recently posted about. I also took a peek at a variation from Elise at Simply Recipes and came up with an adaptation of the two. And… it turned out to be really good!

Beet Hummus Recipe

I loved the colorfulness it added to the table of appetizers and the flavor is delicious. Most of the ladies who tasted it said they liked it as well, so I’ll take that as a success. My version definitely had a nice kick from the large clove of garlic I used – one person even asked if it had horseradish in it. With that said, use less garlic if you’re not a garlic lover.
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Kicked Up Beet Hummus

Adapted from Pure2Raw and Simply Recipes

  • 1/2 lb beets, approx. 10 small beets
  • 1 lemon, approx. 2 T lemon juice and 1/2 T lemon zest
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T tahini
  • 1 T water
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1 big clove of garlic, minced
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste

Wash beets and cook in boiling water for about 30 minutes, or until they are tender enough to stick a fork through. Strain and run cold water over the beets, then remove the peels once they are cool enough to touch. You may need to chop beets into smaller chunks if you are using larger beets.

Place all ingredients into a blender (or food processor) and blend until smooth. Pour into a serving dish and serve with pita chips, carrots, and cucumbers (or any other veggie/chip of your choice).
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And in case you are at all interested in football, here’s my line up.

Team Hotness

  • Philip Rivers QB
  • Donovan McNab QB
  • Ray Rice RB
  • Ryan Grant RB
  • Javon Ringer RB
  • Thomas Jones RB
  • Jahvid Best RB
  • Dwayne Bowe WR
  • Michael Crabtree WR
  • Austin Collie WR
  • Santana Moss WR
  • Kevin Walter WR
  • Kevin Boss TE
  • Kellen Winslow TE
  • Mason Crosby K
  • Cowboys Defense

Don’t you have a strange feeling that Team Hotness is going to win? :)

Alright, I’m off to clean up the kitchen and then go grab fro yo with sir Isaac. Have a lovely evening!

But before you go, riddle me this – Do you like football? Have you ever been part of a fantasy league?

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Comments

  1. YUMMMMM

    Love beet hummus so glad you enjoyed it too! I just love the color beets provide the hummus, so pretty ;)

    Thanks for the shout out! xoxo

  2. The color alone makes me want to eat that dip. Beautiful!

  3. Haha, okay, now this hummus is the perfect addition to bring to a “girls football draft!” You are too cute! :)

  4. I love football just because I love to root for my hometown team. Go Ravens! By the way, Ray Rice – great choice. :)

  5. Mmm I love me some beet hummus. I posted a recipe several months back, but I love the sound of your version!

  6. Thanks so much for posting this! Beets are one of the few vegetables that I’m allowed to eat, so I’ve been looking for new ways to use them that actually make them taste good. Excited to try it!

  7. I just hosted a draft party last night! I had the first pick, and I’m pretty pumped about my team – and the trash-talking that is likely to ensue. :)

  8. This is a fantasy league I could actually see myself participating in! What a funny idea.

    Good luck to you and Team Hotness! I’m not much of a football fan, but I will watch the “big games” : MN vs WI, the Super Bowl, etc.

  9. you go!! learn something for us all! haha..i go to football games…and i look at the field…but i never acctually watch the game. i’m just like..okay..how is this entertaining??!!?!? lol…that hummus looks great….hummus + beets…thats gotta be good! :)

  10. You are so cute! I like football (occasionally) but since Ryan really isn’t into it, we don’t watch many games. And we don’t do fantasy football (although I would try anything once!) One thing I certainly will try is that hummus…such a beautiful hue!

  11. Well that is the cutest pink hummus I ever did see. All it needs is some jelly beans…

  12. I made hummus weekly, but I’ve never used beets. I never even had a beet (besides in a juice) before last weekend. I will be trying this!

  13. Ooooo! Beet Hummus sounds fabulous! What a great way to use beets.

    I love to watch football, but really couldn’t name most of the players if they’re not the “famous” ones. I’m a much bigger fan of NASCAR and have done fantasy racing, but not fantasy football.

    Go Team Hotness! :)

  14. that beet hummus looks so good, and the color is beautiful!! my boyfriend played college football, and hes in a billion fantasy leagues every year. i’ve never actually participated (or watched football, for that matter. i prefer tailgating with spiced cider and new mittens), but i love watching him as he plays. i also read the emails the guys write back and forth. they are so funny! i think next year i am definitely going to do this draft!! love it!

  15. That draft sounds so fun!

    I don’t do fantasy football, but I LOVE FOOTBALL!!! I am SO excited the season is starting this week. I only watch college, but I’m obsessed with it.

  16. YUM!!! its like Tickle-Me-Elmo fell into the blender when you were making hummus…LOL <3 <3

    extra iron :)

  17. Stunning recipe! Thanks for sharing. I love how you are into Fantasy Football. That rocks! :)I can’t lie, I am a big fan of many other sports-not so much football, Gasp! Love those commercials on the Superbowl though mainly because I usually am looking for someone I know (since I am here in LA and everyone is an actor, lol)then you see them you don’t! Have a great day.

  18. Draft who’s cutest…what a neat idea! I did play fantasy football once, three of us girls were a team, playing against boys. I think we did pretty good, but I can’t really remember. lol Good luck with your team!

  19. Beet hummus… how fun! It totally makes me think of Dwight from The Office. ;)

  20. That looks great, I never would have thought of adding beets to hummus but it looks like a great choice, I’ll be posting a beet ice cream recipe/experiment that I made with my son in the next couple of days. Tastes very beety, but not sure it will end up in any restaurants.

  21. I love funky colored food and this one is quite pretty! Beets are sooooo good too :)

  22. I love football, especially the Eagles:):) I was pretty much the son in a family of all girls lol but i have never had a fantasy team.

    That humus looks so pretty!!! What better to bring to a girls fantasy football party then pink hummus!?!?

  23. In our hockey pool one year one of the girls in my office chose her team simply based on who would make the best muppet. I’ve picked race horses simply based off of the weirdest name before and had it turn out, so hopefully Team Hotness rocks for you!

    I want a way to like beets…I wonder if this hummus could be it? Maybe if I cut it with some chick peas as well, just to make it even more “hummusy”?

  24. Yum! I’ve made a beet green hummus but this is definitely prettier!

  25. Hi Brittany, THX again for another amazing recipe! I prepared this beet hummus today and it was the first hummus ever I did that turned out good. I love hummus (unfortunately in Germany it is not common like in U.S.) and I tried several times to make some from garbanza beans, tahini, lemon, olive oil and garlic, but the results were always so disappointing, that I stopped trying again…:(
    I have 2 admit that this kinda hummus actually looked pretty weird color-like, but it was very good tasting.
    Have a beautiful day, Kris

  26. I love hummus and I love beets. What’s not to like about this recipe? Going to have to try it for my next get-together. I joined a fantasy league a few years ago and it was fun. I was a tiny bit more interested in football that year…and I won the league. Go figure.

  27. Christine says:

    Hi. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe but I’m afraid I may have a silly question … I’m not familiar with the “T” measure. Is that for tbsp?

  28. Christine says:

    Oh and also my 10 VERY SMALL beets give me about 2lbs!
    Wondering if I should go with 0.5lbs (3 beets) or the suggested 10 beets?

  29. I would never have thought to add beets to hummus. I love hummus and beats but never thought to combine the two. Looking at the comments, I need to try it.

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