Roasted Beetroot Hummus
I’m totally in love with the vibrant pink color of this roasted beetroot hummus! Doesn’t it look pretty?
Roasted beetroots, with their subtle sweetness, add a delicious twist to the traditional hummus!
Try it as a snack with your favorite veggies, crackers or as a spread on your sandwiches and wraps. I had mine slathered on a slice of toasted whole wheat bread topped with avocado. Amazing!
The recipe is very easy but roasting beetroots takes some time, approximately 1 to 2 hours (it depends on the size of your beets). Once they are cooked, this hummus comes together very quickly. Just toss all the ingredients in the food processor and blend until it’s creamy.
If you don’t want to wait for 2 hours feel free to microwave the beets, buy precooked beets in vacuum packed bags or roast them the night before.
Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
If you are a hummus fan you have to try this recipe! It’s simple, healthy and it will look impressive to bring to any party!
HOW TO MAKE IT: Roasted Beetroot Hummus
- 2 medium sized beetroots skin on
- 1 can (14 oz.-400 g) chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2½ tablespoons tahini
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- water to thin
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°F)
- Wrap each beetroot in aluminum foil and roast them for 1 to 2 hours (it depends on the size of your beets) or until soft and tender.
- Once the beetroots are roasted, remove them from the oven and let them cool.
- Peel the skin and chop them into chunks.
- Place the beetroots, chickpeas and garlic into a food processor and blend for 1 minute.
- Add tahini, lemon juice, salt, cumin, 1 teaspoon of water and blend until the hummus becomes smooth and creamy.
- If it’s too thick add more water until the consistency is perfect.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more salt or lemon if needed
- Refrigerate or use immediately. Roasted beetroot hummus will last in the fridge for approximately 1 week.
- Enjoy! :)
Cant wait to try
About to try this recipe. Doubled the recipe Roasting a head of garlic, jalapeño and beetroots. Making this, this evening can’t wait to try it.
I hope you liked it, Robert! :)
Thank you for sharing your recipe! It was a hit at our picnic lunch yesterday :D
I am a sucker for packing in herbs and spices, so I also added sweet paprika, horseradish and parsley… still the dip was demolished!
Your version sounds delicious! :) Thank you for the feedback, Noni!
I have canned sliced beets on hand and would love to try this, how much should I use? Not sure what the equivalency would be…
Hi Jess! I think you can use 1 can (16 oz) of drained beetroots. Let me know how it goes :)
This hummus is wonderful tasting. It has a great favour, sweet but tangy too and is a beautiful colour.
I’ll be adding this healthy recipe to my successful list!
I am glad you like the recipe, Mary! I love the color :)
Good morning Elena. I’ve added this gorgeous recipe to my Valentine’s Day roundup post, I hope it’s ok with you. I’ll be trying it soon :)
Your roundup is beautiful! Thank you for including my recipe :)
Wow! It’s obviously been said before, but what a gorgeous photo! That color! Can’t wait to try it! :)
Thank you Jess! :)
The color indeed is amazing!! But I suspect the taste is equally great!