Beet hummus is bright pink in color, subtly sweet and full of flavor. Serve with veggies for a show-stopping party appetizer or use as a spread, dip or garnish.

You’ll never believe what happened did this weekend!?! I, the girl who’s probably never watched over 5.4 minutes of a football game (excluding Super Bowl commercials), joined a fantasy football league AND attended a draft party. It’s an all-ladies league and it’s called “Draft Who’s Cutest” so I really couldn’t resist.

Beet hummus is bright pink in color, subtly sweet and full of flavor. Serve with veggies for a show-stopping party appetizer or use as a spread, dip or garnish.

Needless to say, Isaac is beyond pumped that I’m involved in said league. I think he thinks that because of this I am going to be remotely interested in football games. Who knows – maybe this little league will turn me into a football lovin’ fool. Doubtful, but I’ll let Isaac dream.

I have to admit that the draft party was fun. 10 girls, beer, and lots of appetizers – what’s not to like? You’ll be glad to hear that I now know that a tight end is an offensive player, not a bangin’ gluteus maximus.

Beet hummus is bright pink in color, subtly sweet and full of flavor. Serve with veggies for a show-stopping party appetizer or use as a spread, dip or garnish.

I couldn’t decide what dish to bring for the draft party. It’s funny, I have all these (great!) recipes on the blog, but I’m still at a loss every time I need to take a dish somewhere. It’s interestingly similar to the fact that my closet is full of clothes, but I never have anything to wear….

Anyhow, I rummaged through the fridge and found a big bag of beets from a CSA purchase and decided I’d make some beet hummus.

As I mention in the recipe you can use boiled or roasted beets. Just be sure to remember my tip for smooth hummus, removing the skin of your chickpeas! I show you how in this post.

Beet hummus is bright pink in color, subtly sweet and full of flavor. Serve with veggies for a show-stopping party appetizer or use as a spread, dip or garnish.

I loved the pop of color it added to the table of appetizers and the flavor is delicious — like regular hummus with a hint of sweetness, which I like! Most of the ladies who tasted it said they liked it as well, so I’ll take that as a success.

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Beet hummus is a white bowl on a white plate with slices of cucumber, carrots, and rice crackers.

Beet Hummus


A healthy and vibrant chickpea dip made with cooked beets and traditional hummus ingredients.


  • 1/2 lb. whole beets
  • 1 15 oz. can about (1 1/2 cup) cooked chickpeas, skins removed*
  • 1 lemon, about 2 Tablespoons lemon juice and 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper, to taste


  1. Wash and cook beets. You can either boil them in water for about 30 minutes, or until they are tender enough to stick a fork through. Strain and run cold water over the beets, then remove the peels once they are cool enough to touch. The other option is to roast the beets.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F. Coat beets lightly with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven until cooked through, approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes, and then peel.
  4. Place peeled beets as well as all the remaining ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into a serving dish and serve with pita chips, carrots, and cucumbers (or any other veggie/chip of your choice).
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    1. Taylor Kiser
      September 19, 2016 AT 9:46 pm

      This beet hummus is gorgeous! Would love to try it!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 20, 2016 AT 10:08 am

        Thanks Tay!

    2. Heather Kinnaird
      September 19, 2016 AT 10:47 am

      this is the most gorgeous color! I cannot wait to try it

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 19, 2016 AT 11:39 am

        Thank you Heather!

    3. Aqiyl Aniys
      March 29, 2014 AT 9:16 pm

      I would never have thought to add beets to hummus. I love hummus and beats but never thought to combine the two. Looking at the comments, I need to try it.

    4. Christine
      October 19, 2013 AT 2:21 pm

      Oh and also my 10 VERY SMALL beets give me about 2lbs!
      Wondering if I should go with 0.5lbs (3 beets) or the suggested 10 beets?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 19, 2013 AT 8:21 pm

        I would go with the 1/2 lb measurement. Hope this helps. Let me know how they turn out!

    5. Christine
      October 19, 2013 AT 2:12 pm

      Hi. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe but I’m afraid I may have a silly question … I’m not familiar with the “T” measure. Is that for tbsp?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 19, 2013 AT 2:19 pm

        Yup! The T stands for Tablespoon.

    6. Sue Kauffman
      February 2, 2012 AT 10:36 pm

      I love hummus and I love beets. What’s not to like about this recipe? Going to have to try it for my next get-together. I joined a fantasy league a few years ago and it was fun. I was a tiny bit more interested in football that year…and I won the league. Go figure.

    7. Kris
      November 9, 2011 AT 12:11 pm

      Hi Brittany, THX again for another amazing recipe! I prepared this beet hummus today and it was the first hummus ever I did that turned out good. I love hummus (unfortunately in Germany it is not common like in U.S.) and I tried several times to make some from garbanza beans, tahini, lemon, olive oil and garlic, but the results were always so disappointing, that I stopped trying again…:(
      I have 2 admit that this kinda hummus actually looked pretty weird color-like, but it was very good tasting.
      Have a beautiful day, Kris

      1. Eating Bird Food
        November 9, 2011 AT 12:31 pm

        So glad you enjoyed the beet hummus!! Thanks for leaving a comment. I always loving getting feedback on the recipes I post.

    8. Michelle
      September 8, 2010 AT 10:26 am

      Yum! I’ve made a beet green hummus but this is definitely prettier!

    9. Marianne
      September 6, 2010 AT 6:59 pm

      In our hockey pool one year one of the girls in my office chose her team simply based on who would make the best muppet. I’ve picked race horses simply based off of the weirdest name before and had it turn out, so hopefully Team Hotness rocks for you!

      I want a way to like beets…I wonder if this hummus could be it? Maybe if I cut it with some chick peas as well, just to make it even more “hummusy”?

    10. Allison
      September 2, 2010 AT 12:06 pm

      I love football, especially the Eagles:):) I was pretty much the son in a family of all girls lol but i have never had a fantasy team.

      That humus looks so pretty!!! What better to bring to a girls fantasy football party then pink hummus!?!?

    11. I love funky colored food and this one is quite pretty! Beets are sooooo good too 🙂

    12. Eugenio
      August 31, 2010 AT 8:36 pm

      That looks great, I never would have thought of adding beets to hummus but it looks like a great choice, I’ll be posting a beet ice cream recipe/experiment that I made with my son in the next couple of days. Tastes very beety, but not sure it will end up in any restaurants.

    13. Mary (A Merry Life)
      August 31, 2010 AT 7:23 pm

      Beet hummus… how fun! It totally makes me think of Dwight from The Office. 😉

    14. Paula
      August 31, 2010 AT 11:46 am

      Draft who’s cutest…what a neat idea! I did play fantasy football once, three of us girls were a team, playing against boys. I think we did pretty good, but I can’t really remember. lol Good luck with your team!

    15. monicanelsonfitness
      August 31, 2010 AT 11:18 am

      Stunning recipe! Thanks for sharing. I love how you are into Fantasy Football. That rocks! :)I can’t lie, I am a big fan of many other sports-not so much football, Gasp! Love those commercials on the Superbowl though mainly because I usually am looking for someone I know (since I am here in LA and everyone is an actor, lol)then you see them you don’t! Have a great day.

    16. YUM!!! its like Tickle-Me-Elmo fell into the blender when you were making hummus…LOL <3 <3

      extra iron 🙂

    17. brandi
      August 31, 2010 AT 9:43 am

      That draft sounds so fun!

      I don’t do fantasy football, but I LOVE FOOTBALL!!! I am SO excited the season is starting this week. I only watch college, but I’m obsessed with it.

    18. allison @ livingoneday
      August 31, 2010 AT 9:05 am

      that beet hummus looks so good, and the color is beautiful!! my boyfriend played college football, and hes in a billion fantasy leagues every year. i’ve never actually participated (or watched football, for that matter. i prefer tailgating with spiced cider and new mittens), but i love watching him as he plays. i also read the emails the guys write back and forth. they are so funny! i think next year i am definitely going to do this draft!! love it!

    19. Kathy
      August 31, 2010 AT 8:45 am

      Ooooo! Beet Hummus sounds fabulous! What a great way to use beets.

      I love to watch football, but really couldn’t name most of the players if they’re not the “famous” ones. I’m a much bigger fan of NASCAR and have done fantasy racing, but not fantasy football.

      Go Team Hotness! 🙂

    20. Nicole (Making Good Choices)
      August 31, 2010 AT 7:13 am

      I made hummus weekly, but I’ve never used beets. I never even had a beet (besides in a juice) before last weekend. I will be trying this!

    21. McKella
      August 30, 2010 AT 10:51 pm

      Well that is the cutest pink hummus I ever did see. All it needs is some jelly beans…

    22. Monet
      August 30, 2010 AT 10:41 pm

      You are so cute! I like football (occasionally) but since Ryan really isn’t into it, we don’t watch many games. And we don’t do fantasy football (although I would try anything once!) One thing I certainly will try is that hummus…such a beautiful hue!

    23. teenagehealthfreak
      August 30, 2010 AT 10:17 pm

      you go!! learn something for us all! haha..i go to football games…and i look at the field…but i never acctually watch the game. i’m just is this entertaining??!!?!? lol…that hummus looks great….hummus + beets…thats gotta be good! 🙂

    24. holly @ couchpotatoathlete
      August 30, 2010 AT 9:45 pm

      This is a fantasy league I could actually see myself participating in! What a funny idea.

      Good luck to you and Team Hotness! I’m not much of a football fan, but I will watch the “big games” : MN vs WI, the Super Bowl, etc.

    25. Emily
      August 30, 2010 AT 9:27 pm

      I just hosted a draft party last night! I had the first pick, and I’m pretty pumped about my team – and the trash-talking that is likely to ensue. 🙂

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