After School Snack: Rainbow Hummus

By: Freshmade NYC

We love hummus!  It’s packed with fiber, protein, calcium, magnesium and healthy fats.  We pumped up our hummus even more with fresh veggies like carrots, beets, and asparagus – not only making it colorful but fun to eat! We created a Roasted Carrot, Beautiful Beet and Mellow Asparagus Hummus.

Here’s the recipe for the Mellow Asparagus Hummus. If you want to try to the beet and carrot hummus, just roast 2 beets* and/or a half bunch of carrots* in place of or in addition to the asparagus!

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  • 1 can (16 oz) organic chickpeas (we prefer Eden Organic brand, their cans are BPA-free!)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp  olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, roasted
  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped


  1. Begin by preheating oven to 425F/218C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, spray lightly with olive oil.
  3. Wash and trim the asparagus.  In a large bowl toss asparagus and shallot with olive oil, season with salt and fresh pepper.  Lay onto baking sheet.
  4. Roast asparagus until tender, about 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.
    *If you are roasting beets and/or carrots you will need to up the time to about 30 – 45 minutes.
  5. While the asparagus is roasting, make the hummus.  Rinse and drain chickpeas.  In a food processor, add the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, process until smooth.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with sea salt to taste.  Add more lemon juice/olive oil as need to reach your desired consistency.
  7. When the asparagus has cooled add it to the hummus and process until smooth.  Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  8. Serve with lightly toasted whole grain pita.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 16-20

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories60
  • Fat4.5g
  • Saturated Fat0.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium60mg
  • Carbohydrates5g
  • Fiber1g
  • Sugars1g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Freshmade NYC

When Freshmade NYC began it was an idea driven by a question, "How do we make healthier food options appealing and accessible to our children?" Our mission is not only to expose healthy foods to young children, but to also give parents and caregivers ideas of how they can create a love for healthy eating in their children. Today Freshmade NYC has become a full service catering and events company, as well as a cooking and arts program. Our goal continues to be to provide fresh and healthy alternatives to the usual pizza and hotdog world of kids' parties. And now through our cooking and arts classes we aspire to provide an enriching learning experience as well. Our program is designed to make families more aware of healthy lifestyles through creative, hands on classes for children, their parents and caregivers alike. Because we recognize that it is important to nurture the body, as well as the mind, the curriculum for our classes takes into account the developmental milestones and levels of all of our students. Through group activities and family style classes we encourage socialization, independent thinking, and physical fitness. In addition, classes include components of literacy, science, and math according to age appropriate practices. As we strive to be a successful family center to the neighborhood, we hope to help grow healthy bodies and healthy minds.

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