This beet hummus is as delicious as it is beautiful with its vibrant pink color, earthy flavor, and healthy as can be with over 7 grams of protein per serving.
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Roasted Beet Hummus

This beet hummus is a delicious, vegan, healthy snack that has just enough earthy flavor with the perfect amount of lemon and dill to complement it.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 121kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium or small roasted* beet
  • 1 - 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans (1 15 oz. can, rinsed and drained**)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp. salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp. water

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp. chopped dill
  • 2 Tbsp. Toasted pine nuts optional
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta optional

Instructions

  • Place all hummus ingredients in blender or food processor and pulse for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Stop several times and use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides to ensure an even consistency. Start with 3/4 tsp. salt and add more to taste. Similarly, add 2 Tbsp. water at first and add 1 more if hummus is still too thick.
  • Scrape hummus into a serving bowl and top with dill. If desired, top with toasted pine nuts*** and feta as well.

Notes

*Roast beets by wrapping in aluminum foil and placing in oven preheated to 425° F and cooking for 45 mins to 1 hour depending on the size of the beet. Detailed instructions are provided in my recipe for Sautéed Beet Greens with Roasted Beets.
** To make hummus extra smooth, remove chickpea skins before blending. My Buffalo Hummus recipe has instructions on how to do this.
***To toast pine nuts, place in a small pan over low heat. Stir often for 6-8 minutes until nuts are lightly toasted and smell nutty. You can microwave for 40 seconds to 1 minute instead if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.9mg