A delicious, hair enhancing Summer inspired recipe. Perfect for lunch or as an appetiser. Carotenoids in beetroot make it beneficial for the effective growth of hair. It helps in maintaining glossy texture and improves the quality and thickness of hair.
4 large raw beetroots
400g Jar of Chickpeas (you can use tinned but the Spanish chickpeas available from Planet Organic in a jar are bigger and more juicy!)
Grated zest of 1 orange
Juice of Lemon/Lime
1tsp Oil (olive or rapeseed)
Pinch of Ground Cumin
Pinch of sea salt (I love the Sal de Ibiza)
Pinch of White pepper
A little coriander
Preheat oven to 200°/180° Fan oven/Gas 6, lay the beetroots on to double thickness foil and create a parcel around them. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven. When the beetroots are cool enough to handle, peel them and put the flesh into a blender. Drain the chickpeas, rinse and pat dry on kitchen towel to remove any excess water. Add them to the blender along with the Lemon/Lime juice, orange zest, oil, cumin, salt & pepper. Blitz until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with coriander. Serve with a rainbow vegetable crudité
Adapted from The Detox Kitchen Bible