Beet Hummus

I love the bright color of this slightly sweet beet hummus. A little cumin & coriander enhance its flavor, making it an addictive appetizer or snack!

Beet Hummus

I love the way this beet hummus tastes – it’s slightly sweet, but not too beet-y. Jack, our resident beet-hater, was skeptical as I made this, but he ended up loving it. But what really excites me is the color. It’s so bright and vibrant – exactly what I feel like eating in the middle of winter when the days are bleak and grey. Ok, that’s an exaggeration because it’s actually super sunny here today. But if it’s grey where you are – try out this beet hummus recipe.

Beet Hummus Recipe ingredients

Beet Hummus Recipe Ingredients

To make this recipe, 10 simple ingredients are all you need:

  • Beets. Roast them at 400 until fork tender.
  • Garlic. It adds kick & depth of flavor.
  • Chickpeas. It wouldn’t be hummus without them!
  • Tahini and extra-virgin olive oil. Add them to get a creamy, rich final dip.
  • Warm water. Just a splash loosens the dip, so it blends to creamy perfection.
  • Cumin and coriander. I list them as optional, but I highly recommend using the spices to give the hummus delicious depth of flavor.
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper. The final finishing touches!

Once you roast the beets, add everything to a food processor and blend until the hummus is smooth. Serve with baguette, pita, crackers, or fresh veggies. Enjoy!

Beet Hummus

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Beet Hummus

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I love the bright pink color of this slightly sweet beet hummus! Serve it as an appetizer with crackers or crostini or with veggies as an afternoon snack.
Recipe type: Appetizer, snack
Serves: 1½ cups
  • 1 medium or 2 small red beets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons warm water
  • ½ teaspoon each of cumin and coriander (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Serve with:
  • 1 small baguette, sliced and toasted
  • Radishes, sliced in half (or other raw veggies)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Drizzle the beet with olive oil and then wrap the beet and garlic together in foil. Place on the baking sheet and roast 30 to 40 minutes, or until the beet is fork-tender.
  2. When cool enough to handle, peel the beet skins under running water using your hands. Chop the beet and place it in a blender. Add the roasted garlic, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and water and blend until smooth. Add cumin and coriander, if you like. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Slather onto baguette and garnish with sesame seeds, pine nuts and parsley (all optional), or serve with crispy raw veggies.
Make this gluten-free by using gluten-free crackers instead of baguette.

All tabletop products in this post were kindly provided by Anthropologie.


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  1. Cheryl Babic

    This beet hummus is sooo good! I was gifted some beets and put them to good use! Had a group of friends over and we started calling it “Barbie” Hummus because of its beautiful color!🩷💗💖

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha ha, I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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