Avocado toast is a trendy brunch dish that’s super easy to make at home! Fresh beet hummus adds a punch of color kids will love. Top your toast with whatever you like! This is a Kids Cook Monday original recipe.
For the Beet Hummus:
1 15-oz can chickpeas
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1-2 small cooked beets
¼ tsp salt
For the Avocado Toast:
4 slices of crusty sourdough bread
16 cherry tomatoes, optional
Cooking Tip of the Week: Look for packaged cooked beets in the produce section of the grocery store to skip the mess of cooking them yourself!
Food for Thought: Aren’t beets such a beautiful shade of purpley-red? Because of their beautiful color, beets are actually used to add color to other foods! The color in beets, called betanin, is used added to everything from ice cream and drink mixes to tomato paste and bacon! Beets can also be used as a fabric dye but their dark, rich color usually fades to a pretty pale pink. Beets come in other colors, too, including yellow and red-and-white stripes!
Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you had to choose one color and only eat foods that were that color for a whole week, what color would you choose?
To make the Beet Hummus:
Together: Drain and rinse the chickpeas and peel the garlic cloves. Combine the chickpeas with the rest of the ingredients in a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes. If desired, add 1-2 tbsp. additional olive oil to achieve desired texture.
To make the Avocado Toast:
Adult: Toast the bread slices.
Together: Once the bread is toasted, spread a layer of beet hummus on each slice.
Together: Carefully slice the avocados and cherry tomatoes, if using. Using half of an avocado per slice of toast, fan the avocado slices out over the hummus.
Kid: Top with cherry tomatoes, arugula, a few grinds of black pepper and a pinch of sea salt.