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Roasted Beet Hummus with Basil Pesto

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It’s a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer and I’ve topped mine with homemade basil pesto and parsley. So much flavor!

You can serve beet hummus with any vegetable of your choice (I’m partial to celery sticks and cucumber slices) or you can whip up my flax seed crackers which are made from four different seeds. They’re crunchy and perfect for scooping!

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Hummus is one of my all-time favorite snacks and beets are jam-packed with nutrients. So when you add those together you’ve got yourself one vibrant (look at that color!) healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

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But let me reiterate why this beet hummus recipe is the best. Beets are heart-healthy, fight inflammation and are great detoxifiers. Chickpeas are great for gut health and full of insoluble fiber which helps to feed the “good” bacteria in your gut.

So beets plus chickpeas make this roasted beet hummus a nutrient-dense, power-packed appetizer for you and your bacteria. And happy bacteria is a happy you.

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

How Do You Make Beet Hummus

Beet hummus is really easy to make. The only thing that takes a little while is roasting the beets, but that’s super easy. Here’s what you do:

  • Roast the beets in a covered cast-iron pot or other oven-safe dish for 60 minutes.
  • Add the other hummus ingredients to a high-powered blender, including the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic clove
  • Add the beets to the blender once they’re done roasting
  • Blend everything together for a minute or until it’s SUPER vibrant and ultra creamy
  • Garnish with basil pesto and herbs to really jazz it up

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

Can you Freeze Beet Hummus?

You sure can! This is a decent sized amount of beet hummus so once I’ve made it I’ll frequently divide it between two meal prep storage containers. I’ll put one in the fridge to enjoy during the week and the other straight into the freezer.

The beet hummus will keep for several months in the freezer and you can simply thaw in the fridge when you’d like to enjoy it.

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Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

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Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.
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Roasted Beet Hummus

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium beet
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup chickpea liquid (or more, as needed)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Cut the stems of the beets, leaving approximately 2 inched attached. Wash the beets, lightly coat in olive oil (or avocado oil), place in a covered cast-iron pot or other baking dish and roast in the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven and slice the tail and stem off the beets. 
  • Add the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and beets to a Vitamix or other high-powered blender. Use the tamper and blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the beet hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with basil pesto, parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. 

Lisa's Tips

  • The recipe makes approximately 2 cups of beet hummus.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 168mg, Potassium: 172mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 0.3%, Vitamin C: 19.5%, Calcium: 3.1%, Iron: 5.7%
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beet hummus, roasted beet hummus
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28 comments on “Roasted Beet Hummus with Basil Pesto”

  1. I made this today and am looking so much forward to enjoying it this week! Namaste 

  2. Very easy to make and absolutely divine!

  3. Making this right now!! Can’t wait to see that pretty color! Question for you — any suggestions on what to do with the beet leaves? Wondering if there’s any recipes they could be used in?

  4. It’s really yummy.
    Unfortunately I used Costco already cooked beets, and the color was definitely not as pretty as yours! Next time I will roast my own.

  5. The colour is amazing!  I love humus and and I love pesto so this is a wining combination for me!  

  6. This is such an incredibly gorgeous hummus! Such a show stopper — just to look at, let alone, to taste!

  7. This color is out of this world! YUM!

  8. That color is amazing!! I need to make this and those flax crackers!!

  9. I LOVE the color of this – AND how healthy it is! What a great twist on hummus!

  10. This was the first recipe I made from the winter meal prep video. Not only is it delicious but gorgeous to look at too. It would look fabulous on a snack platter!

  11. Made the roasted beet hummus for the second time this evening. Enjoyed it with homemade ngf flatbreads, fried chicken, onions and bell peppers. Just amazing!!! Soooo good!

  12. I’m not a football fan either – I will be watching the Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday instead, on Animal Planet :) I watch it every year, and they do a lot of great fundraising for Northshore Animal League and homeless pets as a whole.

    That dip sounds absolutely delicious – perfect for a party or anytime! Hope you get lots of relaxation for the rest of the weekend – you are beyond worthy of it!

    • Thanks Liz! And I’ve never heard of the puppy bowl or kitten bowl – but that sound like much more my style. I think Tasha, my crazy but lovable cat (that I brought back from Afghanistan) would agree. ;) x

      • Google “Animal Planet Puppy Bowl” to read about it, it’s really awesome! :) I tried to leave a URL here in the comments, but I saw that the comment would have needed approval. I promise I’m not spamming you with a link!

      • Google “Animal Planet Puppy Bowl” to read about it, it’s really awesome! :) I tried to leave a URL here in the comments, but I saw that the comment would have needed approval. I promise I’m not spamming you with a link!

      • Haha – no worries! I’ll definitely look it up. Thanks! :)