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beet hummus served in a bowl and topped with seeds and chickpeas

Beet Hummus

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 0 min
Total: 10 min
Servings: 12

Beet hummus is a great side dish, sandwich spread, or snack, providing a traditional hummus flavor hinted with sweet beets. It's beautiful pink color will brighten any meal, potluck, or gathering!

Author Louisa Nicholson
by Louisa Nicholson
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients

Yield: 2 Cups Hummus (12 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Food Processor or Blender
  • 1 cup chickpeas/garbanzo beans, cooked or canned
  • 1½ cup beets (about 3 medium), cooked
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Recipe Directions

Directions

  • Cook the beans and beets according to your preferences. Roasting beets take roughly 40 minutes, steaming takes roughly 20 minutes, and boiling takes roughly 10 minutes. Roasting or steaming the beets will retain the most flavor and is preferable for this recipe. Allow the chickpeas/garbanzo beans and beets to fully cool down before continuing.
  • Add to your food processor or blender the beans, beets, lemon juice, tahini, cumin powder, garlic powder, paprika powder, salt, and the olive oil. Blend until fully blended.
  • (Optional) Top with garnishes like olive oil, sesame seeds, fresh parsley, and/or paprika powder.
Notes

Make the recipe Whole Food by omitting the olive oil.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 Cups Hummus
Servings: 12
Information per serving:
Energy: 68.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 5.5 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugar: 1.7 g
Fat: 4.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 1.3 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 1.2 g
Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
Trans Fat: 0.02 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 3.9 mg 2% DV
Folate: 20.5 µg 5% DV
A: 44.1 IU 2% DV
B1: 0.1 mg 5% DV
B2: 0 mg 2% DV
B3: 0.3 mg 2% DV
B5: 0.1 mg 2% DV
B6: 0 mg 3% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 0.5 mg 1% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 0.4 mg 3% DV
K: 1.9 µg 2% DV
Calcium: 26.2 mg 3% DV
Copper: 0.1 mg 12% DV
Iron: 0.7 mg 4% DV
Magnesium: 11 mg 3% DV
Manganese: 0.2 mg 12% DV
Phosphorus: 46 mg 7% DV
Potassium: 79.9 mg 2% DV
Selenium: 1.9 µg 3% DV
Sodium: 143.1 mg 10% DV
Zinc: 0.3 mg 4% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

How Do You Make Beet Hummus from Scratch?

Making homemade beet hummus require having beets, garbanzo beans or chickpeas, and some essential pantry items ready. Putting everything together takes less than 30 minutes and is great served warm or cold as a side dish, appetizer, or sandwich spread. Read the recipe for the ingredient measurements and instructions. Enjoy!

roasted minimalist baker beet hummus with tahini and chickpeas served in a bowl with bread as an appetizer dip, side dish or sandwich spread for sandwiches

Is Hummus Good for Weight Loss?

Hummus traditionally made is mostly chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil. This recipe replaces about half the beans with beetroot, which is very low in calorie, high in water content and fiber, and full of nutrition. Beets have been said to have numerous health benefits especially when it comes to cardiovascular or cellular blood health. This recipe also uses less olive oil and tahini than a traditional recipe, making a serving low in calorie.

How Many Calories are in Hummus Beet?

This recipe has 70 calories per serving.

roasted minimalist baker beet hummus with tahini and chickpeas served in a bowl with bread as an appetizer dip, side dish or sandwich spread for sandwiches

How Do You Spice Up a Bland Hummus?

Easy! Adjust the recipe for a hummus to include more of the essential flavors of cumin, tahini, and paprika. Typically, when served hummus as a side on its own, it's usually topped with ingredients that help enhance flavor and are usually fatty in nature to help enhance the flavor receptors in the mouth. Consider toppings like roasted pine nuts, olive oil, sesame seeds for this. You can dust the top of the hummus with smoked paprika for a traditional spice topping but for this recipe, you could also consider topping it with vegan feta, roasted chickpeas, sprouts, parsley leaves, or mint, all choices that drastically change and enhance the flavor that might compliment your total meal.

How Do You Serve Hummus?

Hummus is traditionally served as a dish to be shared with bread among friends and family. For less calories and fiber, you could easy substitute the bread for celery and carrots. I REALLY love have this beet hummus recipe as a sandwich spread using a large pita and filling it with your favorite sandwich ingredients.

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