Beet Hummus

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.

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

Beet Hummus

Brittany Mullins
A healthy and vibrant chickpea dip made with cooked beets and traditional hummus ingredients.
5 from 3 votes

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
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes, and then peel.
  • 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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    38 comments
    1. Lori Maxfield
      May 25, 2021 AT 8:20 am

      5 stars
      I loved this beet hummus. 👍😊Tasty, and so pretty too.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 25, 2021 AT 11:18 am

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the beet hummus, Lori! Thanks for the review 🙂

    2. 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!

    3. 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!

    4. 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.

    5. 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!

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