If your palate surpasses your cooking aptitude – meaning your taste buds demand more flavors and depth in dishes, but your cooking skills just can’t provide it – YouTube star Natasha Feldman, host of Nosh with Tash, has your back.
“My show is all about finding ways to make really delicious food that’s attainable for busy people who just don’t have the time to prepare or the interest in super complicated dishes,” Feldman told Health.
She strongly advocates against all meals needing to be Instagram-worthy, encouraging exploration and creativity in cooking, without worrying about what it looks like.
“I think most of the delicious food I’ve had in my life has been ugly. I’m okay with less than perfect-looking food. I think delicious is a much better standard.”
Having said that, Feldman’s Millennial Beet Hummus doesn’t quite follow that M.O. – it’s both tasty and aesthetically-pleasing (c’mon, it’s pink). All you’ll need for this simple hummus recipe is nine ingredients and a food processor.
“Once I started making this dish, I began noticing all the places hummus could and should be: on a sandwich, served with sliced veggies, thrown on top of a salad, served beneath roasted white fish, eaten on a cracker, and more,” says Feldman.
“Hummus makes almost anything more delicious, especially when it’s pink, and will make your dish look 1,000% fancier.”
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ tsp. coriander
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- ⅔ cup tahini
- 1 tsp. salt
- 8 oz. cooked beets
- 2 cans of chickpeas, strained and rinsed
- 3 ice cubes
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Black or white sesame seeds to top
- 1 Tbsp. assorted herbs, chopped
- In your food processor, mix the garlic, coriander, lemon juice, tahini and salt.
- Pulse until the garlic is minced in mixture.
- Add the beets and chickpeas, and pulse once more into an almost-smooth texture.
- Toss in the ice cubes, and let the processor go until there are no visible ice chunks left.
- Now, add the olive oil, with the blades still running, until the oil is gone and you’re left with a creamy and smooth mixture.
- Top with black & white sesame seeds, dill, parsley, and serve!
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