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“FUNKY FRESH BEATS” – Kale and Beet salad . . As someone who always hated beets…

“FUNKY FRESH BEATS” – Kale and Beet salad
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As someone who always hated beets I was super surprised to have absolutely LOVED them when I gave them another try last week (thank you @tara_powell for reintroducing me to them!) My newfound love prompted this salad. I am so happy to have found another ingredient that I can incorporate into my salads!! This salad is a twist on my classic kale and tamari roasted tofu salad since it incorporates rosemary and as you know, BEETS. Also in the salad is the grain mix from @wholefoods that I previously shared, rosemary roasted pepitas, and chopped almonds. For the dressing I used lemon juice, Dijon mustard, balsamic glaze, and a dash of maple syrup:) See the ingredients in list for below!
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Ingredients:
-kale
-beets
-pepitas
-almonds
-tofu (tamari, rosemary, and nutritional yeast; roasted)

Dressing:
-lemon juice
-balsamic glaze
-maple syrup
-Dijon mustard
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HOMEMADE Rosemary Hummus . . I have always wanted to try to make my own hummus …

HOMEMADE Rosemary Hummus
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I have always wanted to try to make my own hummus and today I finally gave it a try and let me just say, it really is as easy and as delicious as everyone says (evident from my 2nd pic) I just added all of my ingredients to a blender and blended it on high until it was thick and creamy then let it sit in the fridge before snacking on it! I topped it with some sliced almonds and some extra rosemary and garlic salt as well to give it that extra something:) see the recipe below!
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Ingredients:
-1 Can chickpeas
-2 tbsp red wine vinegar
-1/4 cup tahini
-2 tbsp olive oil
-2 tbsp dried rosemary
-1 large clove garlic (or more if desired)
-2 tbsp ice cold water
-salt (I used garlic salt)
-almonds to top (optional)
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Inspired by @cookieandkate