Beetroot hummus is a popular version of the classic hummus recipe from the Middle East. It’s a delicious and creamy dip that does not only have a beautiful color, but is also very healthy to eat.
Beetroot hummus is both delicious and easy to make at home. It contains 8 ingredients and takes about 15 minutes to make. Below you have a recipe of beetroot hummus that you can serve as an appetizer, as a snack or on a piece of bread for breakfast.
You can make beetroot hummus in only 10-15 minutes if you use pre-cooked beets and pre-cooked chickpeas.
This dip contains only 8 ingredients and is both delicious and easy to make at home.
- 1 can of pre-cooked chickpeas (400g / 14 oz)
- 2 large boiled beets
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 0.5-1 lemon (juice and grated lemon peel)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put the boiled beets, boiled chickpeas and garlic in a food processor and blend.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the olive oil and mix until it gets a smooth consistency.
- Drizzle over olive oil when mixing the hummus in the food processor.
- Taste and add salt, lemon juice & peel, or more olive oil if needed.
- Pour into a bowl and top with some boiled chickpeas and chopped parsley.
To make beetroot hummus, you need to use cooked chickpeas and beets. You can cook chickpeas yourself or buy them pre-cooked in a can.
The same goes for the beets. You can buy fresh and pre-cooked & vacuum-packed beets in the grocery store.
If you choose to make beetroot hummus with fresh beets, you can either boil or roast the beets. I personally like to roast them in the oven.
To roast beets in the oven, you need to cut off the top and scrub them clean. You do not need to peel the beets before roasting them in the oven.
Wrap the beets in foil and place them on a tray and bake in the oven at 190°C (375°F) until soft. It takes quite a long time to cook them in the oven, about 1 hour or longer depending on how big they are.
After they have been baked in the oven and softened, let the beets cool. Then remove the peel and cut into pieces.
How to serve beetroot hummus
Beetroot hummus is delicious and you can serve it in different dishes. You can have it on bread, as a dip or as a sauce. Below you have some tips on what you can have with this pink hummus:
- With fresh pita bread
- Dip for vegetable sticks
- As a spread on your favorite bread
- Sauce for salads
- Together with falafel
- As a filling in wraps
How long can you store beetroot hummus in the fridge?
Homemade hummus lasts about 3-5 days in the fridge, sometimes up to a week.
More about beetroot hummus
Hummus is a big favorite in the Middle East, but is today also very popular in the western world. It’s something that’s eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is today one of the world’s most popular dips.
In the US and Europe, it’s common to make the classic hummus recipe, but also more non-traditional versions such as the beetroot hummus.
Beetroot hummus is full of vitamins and minerals, which makes it such a healthy dip / sauce. It’s a delicious dip that has a beautiful pink color, which makes it perfect to serve as an appetizer or as a snack during more festive occasions.
Have you tried my beetroot hummus recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments below!