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Roasted Beet Hummus in a bowl topped with cilantro and sesame seeds

Roasted Beet Hummus

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This vibrant pink hummus is as delicious as looks and loaded with roasted beets!



Roasted Beetroot Hummus

  • 2 medium beets
  • 15oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/31/2 cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rinse, scrub and cut off the root of the beets and loosely wrap them in foil. place the beets in the oven and roast for 30-45 minutes until tender. Remove and let cool.
  3. Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and remove the skins by gently rolling the chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. The skins will naturally come off. 
  4. Discard the skins and place the chickpeas in a pot of boiling water with 1/2 tsp baking soda and cook for 5 minutes until chickpeas are soft, then remove from heat, drain and let cool. 
  5. Add the beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and salt in a food processor and blend for 1 minute, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. (I use this food processor for this recipe)
  6. With the food processor running, slowly add some water, starting with 1/4 cup, and adding more if needed for a creamy texture. (*Add more water if you like a smoother texture, less for a thicker texture) 
  7. Serve and enjoy!


Do not substitute roasting the beets for pre-packaged boiled beets. Beets that have been boiled will have little to no colour left in them, and when you make the hummus you’ll end up with a very dull pink.

Blend, and then blend some more! Hummus needs a good couple minutes in the food processor for everything to get smooth and really come together.

Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Depending on if your chickpeas are pre-salted and your personal taste, you may want a bit more salt, cumin, or lemon in your hummus.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 145
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: homemade hummus, hummus with beets