Roasted Beet Hummus with Basil Pesto

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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 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.

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 Recipe Video

While it’s easy to make this recipe, it always helps to watch a quick step-by-step video. Give it a watch below!

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.

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 It?

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.

More Amazing Hummus Recipes

And if you have leftover beets, whip up a refreshing and nutrient-packed apple carrot beet smoothie!

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.

Roasted Beet Hummus

5 from 38 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan

Description

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-ounce cans) chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
  • cup chickpea liquid , or more, as needed for a smoother consistency
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Cut the leafy stems off the beets, leaving approximately 2 inches 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 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven and slice the tail and stem off the beets. 
  • Add the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, 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 4 cups of beet hummus. Serving size is 1/4 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: beet hummus, roasted beet hummus
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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108 Comments

  1. Absolutamente delicioso and beautiful! Made it to take to our small group, we meet once a week. I already got requests for the recipe.5 stars

  2. This recipe was the bomb!!! So easy to make and so delicious! I don’t think it lasted 30 minutes on the table!5 stars

  3. Hi Lisa
    Wondering if this would be suitable to freeze? It’s a great app to pull out on quick notice. And the colour would look amazing on any cocktail table. Many thanks.5 stars

    1. Yes, it sure is! All of my hummus recipes are meal prep-friendly, so feel free to freeze them in smaller portions. Just remember to thaw them overnight in the fridge the night before you’d like to serve them up. Enjoy!