This recipe is soooo easy but the great thing about it is it looks really impressive. This is just the thing if you’ve got people coming over becuase you can prepare it in advance and keep it in the fridge, because you can make it in minutes, because it tastes scrumptious, because it goes perfectly with the warm weather we’re having, because because because…
This is a recipe for cheats because you use ready cooked beetroot, you can use shop bought hummus and shop bought guacamole. Or you can steam your own beets and make your own hummus and guacamole. I recommend this hummus recipe, (it’s what I used) but then I would, wouldn’t I?
Preparation: 15 minutes Servings: 2 people as a starter Cooking Time: None Total: 15 minutes
2 Beetroot (peeled and boiled/steamed – I used ready cooked vacuum-packed ones)
100g hummus (shop bought or from this recipe)
1/2 grated carrot
50g guacamole or avocado mash*
4 whole walnuts
extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on top
*For the avocado mash:
1 small avocado
1 pinch of salt
1 squeeze of lime or lemon juice
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
First make the hummus if not using bought. Make the avocado mash by mashing all the ingredients with a fork. Slice the beetroot into thin slices. Start making towers. I put a beetroot slice, some hummus, some grated carrot, a little more hummus, a beetroot slice, some avocado mash, another beetroot slice, more hummus, more carrot, the last of the hummus, a beetroot slice and a little more avocado. Crown with a walnut and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Makes four towers, we ate two each.