Roasted Beet Hummus: Savory

Melanie Lorick
by Melanie Lorick
8 people
1 hr 5 min

A hummus as beautiful as ever. Not only are beets packed with nutrients and incredible depth of flavor - it creates intense depth of color! Perhaps this give "taste the rainbow" a whole new meaning. Aromatic ingredients including garlic, lemon juice, and cumin are the perfect addition a hummus that looks as good as it tastes. Serve with crackers, fresh veggies, or my personal favorite - thinly sliced baguette!

Choose toppings that suit your preference – some delicious ideas include an extra drizzle of olive oil or sunflower seeds (especially for those on a vegan diet) or a little crumble of feta or goat cheese for non-vegans. The opportunities abound!

Learn more about savory roasted beet hummus and add a new appetizer to your rotation!


Roasted beet hummus, after blending ingredients.

Roasted Beet Hummus: Savory
Recipe details
  • 8  people
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or turmeric (optional)
Possible Toppings
  • 2 radishes thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon additional olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cheese, feta or goat (optional)

Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Wrap a washed beet root in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 1 hour. Check halfway through to check for dry spots and add 1 tbsp of water to the aluminum foil, if needed.
Remove the beet from oven and scrub with paper towel(s) to remove skin. Cut the beet into large chunks and add to food processor.
Blend until mostly smooth (some small chunks will remain). Add the chickpeas, lemon juice and zest, garlic cloves, tahini, salt, and pepper. Start blending and pour extra virgin olive oil through the pour spout.
If you would like to add an additional spice - like the cumin or tumeric - I recommend doing so after you've tried it without. If desired, add the spice and any additions to the food processor and blend until smooth.
  • I think the cumin helps balance the strong flavor from the beet, but I suggest taste-testing the recipe without it first. This will help you decide if you would like to add cumin, turmeric, thyme, or another spice that you prefer.
Melanie Lorick
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