Maple Beet Hummus Platter

December 27, 2018

Your New Year’s Eve gathering is just a few days away, so here is a very, very quick blog post to include a healthy and beautiful element on your table!

Whenever clients order a charcuterie board from me, two dips (or one dip and one homemade baked sumac nuts) are always included! The most popular dip choice this holiday season at my events was my Maple Beet Hummus. I don’t always share my secret ingredients, but there you have itโ€”a hint of maple syrup takes this one over the top! Here you go:

Roast in oven at 400 for 25-30 mins, stir halfway:

3 medium beets, chopped into cubes

2 tbsp avocado oil

1 tsp sea salt

Combine above in food processor with:

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp tahini

juice from 1/2 lemon

1 tsp maple syrup

dash of cinnamon

extra salt to taste, if necessary

I serve with watermelon radish thinly sliced on the mandoline and raw fennel. I love to garnish with pepitas, hemp seed, and edible flowers from the farmers market-I get them at SF Ferry Building on Saturdays. You’ll have leftovers, either for a refill on your platter, or to nom on after your party!

Are you hosting a New Year’s gathering next week at your home? Are you bringing a platter potluck style to a friend’s? What are you making? What is a must-have? Please share in the comments below. Happy New Year everyone!

Marisa LaValette


  1. Liz Bongiorn

    December 28, 2018

    Hi Marisa!!
    Been meaning to write you for a while now. I miss you!! BUT, am so happy that you are fulfilling your dream & doing so well!
    I wanted to make some of your yummy/healthy dishes for NYE this year. If you have any other fabulous dishes you recommend Iโ€™d love to see them. I plan to make this dip (and Iโ€™ll take a pic!) xo Liz

    • Marisa LaValette

      January 2, 2019

      Hi Liz! I’m so glad to hear from you. I miss you and hope you’ve been having a wonderful school year. I’m so sorry that I’m only seeing this post just now. How did it go with the beetroot hummus? I would have also recommended Rainbow Rice Paper wraps, Tempeh lettuce boats, or Ginger Turkey meatballs. Happy New Year!-Marisa

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