Easy Beet Hummus


Turn regular hummus into a colorful, healthier dip by adding beets! This is the perfect use for leftover beets you don't know what to do with. Serve with vegetables, crackers, or pita wedges.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
8 servings


  • 2 small cooked beets, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine beets, chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and cumin in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until pureed. Pour reserved chickpea liquid in slowly, with the processor running, until hummus is smooth and desired consistency is achieved.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have any leftover beets, roast 2 small beets (about 1/4 pound) in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt at 375 degrees (180 degrees celsius) for 45 minutes, or until soft. You can then let cool and peel to use in the hummus.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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