Photo: elana's pantry, Flickr
Beige hummus, be gone. And borscht, there's a new player in Beetville. Using beets instead of chickpeas makes this Middle Eastern dish intensely purple-red, and the best eye candy of an appetizer we've seen in a long time. Plus, it's earthy and delicious, according to beet lover and blogger elanaspantry, who photographed this hummus, and simplyrecipes, whose recipe calls for the usual suspects -- tahini, lemon juice and zest, garlic and cumin.
One word of advice when it comes to peeling roasted beets: Wear rubber gloves unless you want your fingers to look as if you've dipped them in a vat of red dye. However (fun fact alert), you can use the beet juice to dye Easter eggs (let them sit in the juice overnight).
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