Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus

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This beetroot and chickpea hummus is bright pink, creamy, flavorful and nutritious. It’s vegan and gluten-free and it’s perfect as appetizer or snack with pita bread or veggies. It’s a dip for every occasion and an easy portable snack. So, add it today to your Meal Plan or Batch Cooking.

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What do you need to make beetroot hummus

To make beetroot hummus you just need the basic ingredients for a hummus plus beetroot.

Beetroot can be roasted, or you can buy the vacuum-packed beets that you can find at the grocery store. 

It’s preferable that you roast the beets instead of boiling them; this way, there won’t be any loss of nutrients in the boiling water. 

To roast beets, cut their tops, wash them, and wrap them individually in aluminum foil. It will be easier to peel them once roasted. Roast them at 375ºF/180ºC on a baking sheet for about one hour, or more, depending on the size. 

Once they are soft, let them cool a bit and peel them. You can then add the needed quantity for your beet hummus to the food processor. They can be cut into big chunks. 

As for the tools needed to make this hummus, you’ll need a food processor that can be something simple, like this one.

How to make beetroot hummus

Making hummus is as easy as adding all of the ingredients into the food processor, making a creamy spread out of them.

STEP BY STEP PICTURES ON HOW TO MAKE THIS BEETROOT HUMMUS

STEP 1: Add all of the ingredients, except water, into a food processor. Add a little of the water and start to blend it all together.

Scraping sides of the food processor while making beetroot hummus

STEP 2: Scrape down the sides when needed.

Adding water to beetroot hummus in the food processor

STEP 3: Add more water, if needed, until the hummus achieves a creamy consistency.

Beetroot hummus in a small bowl

STEP 4: Pour it into a bowl and decorate with white and black sesame seeds.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE BEETROOT HUMMUS

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Some tips to make it perfectly

Don’t add all of the water at once. 

Depending on a few factors, including your personal taste, I recommend adding the water gradually, until you reach your desired consistency.

Why do I consider this beetroot hummus to be healthy

BEETROOT
It is low in calories and rich in folate, manganese and fiber (1). It contains nitrates that have been proven to help lower blood pressure in healthy adult men. (2) (3

CHICKPEAS
Chickpeas are nutrient-dense, provide different health benefits, and improve the nutrient profile of meals. (4

TAHINI
Tahini is a cream made of sesame seeds, which have been proven to have antioxidants that help fight diseases. Moreover, sesame seeds are high in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc. (5)

Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus served with raw veggies

How to store beetroot hummus and how long it lasts

Store your beetroot and chickpea hummus in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator

I do not recommend freezing it, as its texture and flavor will change completely. 

How to eat this hummus

Hummus can be eaten with raw veggies like carrots, celery or cucumber.

It can also be used as a spread on toasts or it can be added to meal bowls like this Buddha Bowl.

Can I make this hummus with different ingredients?

Hummus can be made in many different ways and flavors. 

The traditional version is always a keeper; from there you can try adding different ingredients, as I did with this beetroot version. Another favorite of mine is Caper Hummus.

Gift this beetroot hummus

Spreads and fridge staples, like this hummus, are always a great gift idea for new mums, people who have recently moved to a new home, students, or busy friends.

More Delicious Appetizer Recipes:

Caper Hummus

Cucumber Appetizers With Sardine Spread

Seed Crackers

Spanish Mojo Picón

Zucchini Roll-Ups

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Your turn: Have you ever made beetroot hummus before? If not, do you think you will give this recipe a try? 

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.

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Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus served with raw veggies

Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus

Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus served with raw veggies

This beetroot and chickpea hummus is bright pink, creamy, flavorful and nutritious. It’s vegan and gluten-free and it’s perfect as appetizer or snack with pita bread or veggies. It’s a dip for every occasion and an easy portable snack. So, add it today to your Meal Plan or Batch Cooking.

  • Author: Claudia Canu
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 small bowl 1x
  • Category: Dip
  • Method: Food processor
  • Cuisine: Middle East
  • Diet: Gluten Free
Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250 grams) of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 small-size beetroot (about 100 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ glass of water – you probably won’t need it all
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except water, into a food processor.
  2. Add a little of the water and start to blend it all together.
  3. Scrape down the sides when needed.
  4. Add more water, if needed, until the hummus achieves a creamy consistency.
  5. Pour it into a bowl and decorate with white and black sesame seeds.
  6. Serve with vegetable crudités.

Notes

HOW TO STORE IT

Store your beetroot and chickpea hummus in an airtight container for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

Keywords: hummus, beetroot, dip, healthy, chickpeas, middle east

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10 responses to “Beetroot And Chickpea Hummus”

  1. Jordin says:

    Hummus is definitely my weak spot, and I can’t wait to try out this recipe! Ive never made homemade hummus before and I can’t wait to finally try it out, especially now that I have this recipe!

  2. Jenn says:

    I LOVE hummus but have never seen anything so pretty as this! I can’t wait to make it and shock everyone with this stunning dish! Beets – wow!

  3. Kushigalu says:

    Love the combo in this hummus recipe. So delicious. Can’t wait to try

  4. Tara says:

    The color of this hummus is a total showstopper, and it tastes great, too!

  5. Rebecca says:

    beet hummus is always so gorgeous! yours looks so good

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