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Vibrant Roasted Beetroot Hummus

50 min

Snack

Appetizer

Spread

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.

Servings

(¼ cup per serving)

Total

50 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

40 min

Contains

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sesame

Free from

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soy

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peanut

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tree nut

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gluten

Ingredients

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

Optional garnish

  • alfalfa sprouts
  • black sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C). Cut the beets into ½ inch (1 cm) slices and lay on a lined baking tray. Roast for 40 - 45 minutes, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust to the lemon, tahini, olive oil, and salt to your liking.
  3. Plate, garnish, and enjoy!

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Kelli - Nov. 24, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

So good! I’ve been making this every week, it’s so nice to have on hand in the fridge for an easy snack or lunch.
I’m hooked!

PUL Team - Nov. 25, 2022, 4:50 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Kelli!

Kelli - Nov. 25, 2022, 8:41 p.m.

Thanks for all the great recipes! My 8-year old daughter and I have been watching PickupLimes for a few years now😄 We enjoy the delicious recipes and the beautiful setting you film in! We often watch just as something fun to do together.
-Haha, and my daughter loves all the blooper clips at the end too😉thanks for sharing all the moments that make up a video!


Lise - Sept. 24, 2022, 12:05 p.m.

Delicious and very easy !


Toria - Aug. 14, 2022, 10:48 a.m.

This was absolutely delicious. I used canned baby beet roots as I did not have time to roast fresh ones. I also eliminated the Tahini because I did not have it on hand. I eliminated the water because the canned beet roots had a lot of water within the beetroot itself even after they were drained.

Thank you for this healthy and delicious recipe. I then ate it on a whole grain wrap with roasted red pepper, smashed avocado with fresh lemon juice (because I live in Australia), baby spinach and sauteed carrots and a sprinkle of chilli powder for a kick.

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 5:10 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing the modifications, Toria, it's so appreciated! That wrap sounds delicious. Sending lots of love to Australia 🤗


Ghada Abdelwahed - June 18, 2022, 7:04 p.m.

Loved this recipe, so easy and truly delicious. It has become a weekly staple in my breakfast. Thanks Sadia 😊

PUL Team - June 19, 2022, 2:55 a.m.

We're so glad the hummus is being enjoyed, Ghada, it means so much 😃


Mireia - June 11, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

I am not a big fan of beetroot but this hummus is amazing!! I pair really well with celery sticks too!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 5:08 a.m.

Mmm a lovely pairing, Mireia, thank you!


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 😊

Michaela - June 20, 2022, 11:58 p.m.

long time ago, but i don't recommend store-bought-cooked beetroots. I used them in a smoothie and in a salad and if you ever cooked them by yourself, the precooked one tastes 🥴 (horrible).
But cooked/baked/roasted beetroots freeze very well, so make a biiig lot and freeze them in small pieces.


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 🥰