Roasted beet hummus

Roasted beet hummus

Hummus is a versatile staple that can be enjoyed in countless ways. It's a delicious snack with veggie dippers, a flavorful spread for wraps and sandwiches, and a perfect complement to grilled protein or veggie skewers with whole-grain pita bread.

For a vibrant twist on the classic, try making beet hummus. This springtime favorite boasts a beautiful magenta color that's naturally derived from the beets themselves. The addition of beets introduces a unique blend of sweet and earthy flavors to the traditional hummus base.

To impress guests, consider preparing a base recipe of plain hummus alongside a vibrant beet hummus with a hint of honey. Serve them side-by-side for a visually stunning and flavorful presentation.

Servings: 8


  • 1 roasted beet (wrap in foil and roast in oven for 1 hour at 400 F until tender, peel and cool)
  • 1 15-ounce can of no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tahini*
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • For garnish (optional): parsley, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts
*Tahini is sesame seed paste, often found in the nut butter or ethnic food section of the grocery store. 


  1. To make hummus creamy, warm garbanzo beans in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds.
  2. Put all ingredients (except optional garnish) into food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Top with garnishes, if using. Enjoy!

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 90
  • Total fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 160 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 12 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g