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Vibrant Roasted Beetroot Hummus

50 min




10 ingredients or less

Isn't the colour of this hummus amazing? The roasted beets add a sweet earthiness to the hummus. It's not an overpowering beet flavour, just subtle enough to add a wonderful complexity and beautiful colour to the dip.


(¼ cup per serving)


50 min


10 min


40 min


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  • 2
    medium raw beets, peeled
  • 1½ cups (246 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp

Optional garnish

  • alfalfa sprouts
  • black sesame seeds
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  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  2. Cut beets into ½ inch (1 cm) slices and lay on a parchment-lined baking tray. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Stop to scrape down the sides as needed. If you’d like the consistency to be creamier, add more tahini. If you’d like more zest, add more lemon juice.
  4. Plate, sprinkle on garnish, serve, and enjoy!


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Anne - April 27, 2022, 11:34 p.m.

Made this recipe today. Turned out great, I added in zaatar which gave an extra flavor.

PUL Team - April 29, 2022, 3:41 a.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Anne, thank you!

Meg - March 6, 2022, 11:03 p.m.

Watched your channel for a couple years now, admiring the beautiful display of colourful foods. Tried this one out and it was great. I only ended up using half the amount of beet, but the colour was still amazing. Thanks :)

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 6:26 a.m.

Hey Meg, thanks a bunch for supporting PUL! We're so happy the hummus was enjoyed 😊

Caitlin - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:53 p.m.

I make a batch of this hummus weekly! So tasty, nourishing and easy to make. The beets add a unique flavour that I will never get tired of! Thanks PUL!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

Beyond thrilled to hear, Caitlin, thank YOU :D

Elyse - Jan. 26, 2022, 4:09 p.m.

This dish is so beautiful and delicious! A nice twist on classic hummus. I'd been wanting to make a beetroot hummus for a while and for some reason was intimidated by working with the beets, but the PUL recipe made each step super approachable and easy. Just wanna add that I was low on garbanzo beans but I had kidney beans on hand and, color-wise, that worked really well, too!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:05 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with this one, Elyse, it's so appreciated!

Sarah - Aug. 25, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

Loved it! The sweet flavor from the beets + garlic flavor (I used more than the recipe called for because I love garlic) was a surprisingly delicious combination! 😍

Gabriela - Aug. 19, 2021, 10:52 a.m.

I wonder if I can try this recipe with store-bought cooked beetroot ? Has anyone tried it ? I would love to be able to speed-it up.
By the way, thanks so much for all your recipes, every time we have a pot luck I make something from this website and my non vegan frieds always love it !

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 10:32 p.m.

Hey Gabriela, thanks for the lovely question! The freshly roasted beetroot tends to blend up easier. If you experiement with pre-roasted and it's hard to blend, warming it up a bit or adding some extra liquid may help. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try 😊

Bridget - July 27, 2021, 4:52 a.m.

Just made this hummus and was really pleasantly surprised by it's flavour.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 7:45 a.m.

So happy the hummus was a pleasant surprise, Bridget 🤗

Atiya Abbas - July 23, 2021, 1:41 p.m.

This is my GO TO beetroot hummus recipe. I first made the mistake of boiling the beets and it resulted in such a watery hummus that went bad so fast :( but then i followed sadia s instructions to roast them and their sweet earthy flavor was LEGIT. i ve taken this recipe to parties and friends keep requesting it cuz it s that good.

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

What an incredible compliment, Atiya! We're so glad you're enjoying the hummus recipe 😃

Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

My favorite way to use up the little beets from my garden. So tasty and beautiful!

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

One of the best hummus recipes I've ever tried. The beets elevate Sadia's base recipe to something that's even more amazing! I also love the jeweled color. I like using this with avocado toast.

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:55 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Victoria, and are so thrilled the hummus has been enjoyed 🤩

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

One of the best hummus recipes I've ever tried. The beets elevate Sadia's base recipe to something that's even more amazing! I also love the jeweled color. I like using this with avocado toast.

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

This was my second-favorite PUL hummus recipe after the artisan! I love the flavour!

Justyna - June 3, 2021, 8:41 a.m.

My favourite!

Kay C - May 23, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

This has become my go-to hummus recipe! My usual way to have it is on toast with avocado and sprouts, it is so gorgeous with the bright hummus. It has a slight earthiness to it, but the beet flavor isn't too pronounced, so if you're not a huge fan of beets I would still recommend it.

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:43 a.m.

We appreciate this review so much, Kay, thank you for sharing! 😀

Louise Magnusson 🇸🇪 - March 22, 2021, 9:17 a.m.

One word: wow! Perfect snack option for me as a diabetic, and complements so well with seed crackers. This hummus has been enjoyed in its own right

PUL Team - April 1, 2021, 4:57 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Louise 🥰