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For a fun and delicious way to use turnips, look no further than this Roasted Turnip Hummus!
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Before you finalize your menus for the Super Bowl this weekend, let me throw another app into the mix! After all, veggies DO have a place at the Super Bowl table.
Sure, I’ll be digging into chili and some Philly themed cheesesteak bites this weekend, but I’ll also be making some tasty vegetable dishes. I just can’t help it!
This Roasted Turnip Hummus is a great way to incorporate veggies into your spread AND finally try out turnips.
I admit I’m really not a turnip fan, but I realized I needed to give them a second chance. Any vegetable can taste good if you experiment enough.
Plus, turnips are so darn nutritious. They’re low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in several nutrients — like vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium (1).
That’s a lot of good stuff, right? Right! So next time you see turnips at the store or farmers market, don’t turn your nose up at them… ;-)!
To make this recipe, I started with what I know best – roasting vegetables. Roasting diced turnips in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper was key in bringing out their flavor.
In fact, the oven seemed to transform the subtle bitterness of turnips into a milder taste that could be a perfect complement to other plant-based ingredients.
So what did I do next? With the Super Bowl in the back of my mind (especially since my home town Eagles will be playing in the big game), I immediately indexed to a shareable dish that would encourage people to eat more veggies.
I blended the turnips with some tahini, fresh lemon juice, seasonings, and chickpeas. And voila, this Roasted Turnip Hummus was born. For this step, I recommend using a high powered blender like the Vitamix but you can use any type of blender.
Once you finish making the hummus, serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips, or Granny Smith apples (I swear they taste great with it)!
Some of my other favorite recipes for the big game this weekend include:
- Extra Crispy Baked Onion Rings
- Pumpkin and Black Bean Dip
- Maple Roasted Almonds
- Chili Roasted Black Eyed Peas
- Baked Orange Sesame Cauliflower
Roasted Turnip Hummus
- 2 to 3 cups diced turnips - about 5 small-medium turnips
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and ground black pepper - to taste
- 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas - rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil - more as needed
- 2 cloves garlic - minced or crushed
- 1/2 lemon - juiced, more to taste
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss diced turnips in olive oil, salt and pepper, and spread on sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tender and slightly golden brown.
- In a high powered blender or food processor, combine roasted turnips with all other ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more olive oil or water as needed to promote blending. You may also add some more lemon juice if desired.
- Serve with fresh vegetables, apples, or pita chips. Enjoy!
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Have a great Super Bowl weekend! Stay warm, stay safe, and Go Eagles!