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Beet Hummus

September 3, 2017 (Last Updated: June 13, 2019)

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This Beet Hummus has such stunning color and amazing flavor!

Cut fresh vegetables on a plate and a bowl of bright pink hummus in the background.

I was first introduced to Beet Hummus by my cousin a couple of months ago. I finally got around to making it myself. The color is all from the beets and the flavor is amazing!   

Beet hummus served on a white plate with chips and veggies.

Just imagine serving this hummus at your next party along with Roasted Garlic Hummus and Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus. Your guests will be so impressed!

Hummus is a go-to snack for me. I love packing it in my lunch along with fresh veggies. Hummus is packed with flavor, but it’s also good for you. 

Beet Hummus served with fresh cut veggies and chips.

What type of beans do I use in this hummus recipe?

I used the usual hummus ingredients here and use garbanzo beans. However, there’s been a few times when I didn’t have any garbanzo beans so I used a can of white cannelini beans. Either bean works fine in this recipe.

How do I cook the beets?

For cooked beets, I peel the beets first with a vegetable peeler. Next, I quarter the beets and place in a pot of water. Boil the beets until soft. 

What ingredients do I need to make beet hummus?

  • cooked beets
  • garbanzo beans
  • tahini
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • red pepper flakes
  • paprika
  • chili powder

How do I make beet hummus?

  • Place beets in a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Add tahini and garlic
  • Add olive oil
  • Add seasonings

How long can I store beet hummus?

Beet hummus can be covered and refrigerated for up to 5-7 days. 

This hummus is perfect with fresh cut veggies or baked tortilla chips.

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A white bowl filled with pink hummus.

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

5 from 4 votes
Amazing natural color and flavor are a winning combination in this beet hummus.
Beet Hummus
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Super healthy beet hummus. The color is out of this world!

Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet hummus, beet hummus recipe, how to make beet hummus, hummus recipe, hummus with beets
Servings: 15 people
Calories: 37 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 medium sized beets cooked, cooled, and chopped
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  1. Place beets in a food processor. Process until large chunks are broken down.  Add beans, tahini and garlic. Process until smooth. 

  2. With machine running, pour in olive oil. 

  3. Add salt, red pepper  flakes, paprika and chile powder. 

  4. Remove hummus to a serving bowl. Cover and chill. Best served chilled. 

Recipe Notes
  • May substitute can of garbanzo beans for a can of white beans, like cannellini beans.
Nutrition Facts
Beet Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  • Reply
    Fred G
    December 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    5 stars
    Bright color and taste

  • Reply
    September 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Gah the color of beet hummus gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME. So pretty! We adore hummus at our house – I need to whip up a batch of this!

    • Reply
      September 10, 2017 at 8:09 am

      I agree! The color is amazing and so is the taste!

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    Miriam -
    September 7, 2017 at 7:32 am

    The colour is just amazing and such a healthy dip too – have to give it a try!

    • Reply
      September 10, 2017 at 8:12 am

      It’s a fun and healthy dip to make! You just can’t go wrong with it.

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    September 5, 2017 at 7:31 am

    5 stars
    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love that colour!!! It definitely pops! I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole bowl of this šŸ˜‰

    • Reply
      September 10, 2017 at 8:31 am

      I suppose you could grab a spoon! šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    September 5, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Who can resist food that’s this pretty? Or delicious?! I love beet hummus! And am so happy my CSA is doing a great job in the beet department! Beautiful photos, Kathy!!

    • Reply
      September 10, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Thanks, Annie!

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    David @ Spiced
    September 5, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I’ve heard of using beets in hummus, but I’ve never done it myself…at least not yet. But the color is amazing! And I can see how this would be a super healthy lunch (and it would be easy to pack, too). Laura loves beets, so maybe I’ll whip up a batch of this for her to take to lunch next week. Thanks for the idea…and gorgeous photos, my friend!

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    Agness of Run Agness Run
    September 4, 2017 at 6:22 am

    I love hummus, but I’ve never prepared one from beets, Kathy! Loved the idea of this healthy dish!

  • Reply
    Supriya Kuttty
    September 4, 2017 at 5:22 am

    The color of this recipe is really stunning & the texture also. Beetroot is really very healthy and beneficial for human body. Great for lunch, Breakfast with some veggies or rolls. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Loved it completely. Best wishes and Regards.

    • Reply
      September 4, 2017 at 6:17 am

      There’s nothing better than delicious food that’s good for you!

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    Karl @ Healthy Kreation
    September 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    5 stars
    You are right when you say the colour is amazing. Just that alone makes this so appealing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      September 4, 2017 at 5:10 am

      The color has wowed everyone and it’s all from the beets!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    September 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    The color is stunning! And so is the texture! I agree, it is so good and good for you. Great for lunch with some veggies and pita or crackers on the side.

    • Reply
      September 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      I took some to work this week and it was so great! I also threw some in the freezer to use later.

  • Reply
    September 3, 2017 at 11:08 am

    what size can of chickpeas? we all use different products…
    or…how many cups of cooked beans?

    • Reply
      September 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thanks for asking! I used a 15 ounce can which is approximately 1 3/4 cups of beans. I’ve updated the recipe!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    September 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

    5 stars
    I’ve got a bunch of beets in the refrigerator from my organic CSA and need to use some up in this recipe! Love the color so much šŸ™‚ I’m going to try it with the white cannelini beans too!

    • Reply
      September 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      How lucky to receive a weekly delivery of fresh produce! You will enjoy this beet hummus.

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