beet hummus: the best thing since pajama pants on thanksgiving

i know this might not look or sound like the most appealing snack but TRUST ME, it totally is. even lou {who had never met a beet he liked} happily chowed it down. it’s garlicky, a little sweet, and oh so good for you! it’s delicious mixed with salads, on a sourdough baguette, eaten with just a carrot, as a condiment on your veggie sandwich…you really can’t go wrong. i may or may not just eat it by the spoonful when i’m standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to make. and on top of all that, it’s easy like kelly taylor. OH SNAP!

the what:

one very large beet (or two medium beets)

2 tablespoons of tahini

2 cups chickpeas

2 medium cloves are garlic

1 small lemon

1 tsp sea salt 

the how:

{this recipe requires a food processor!}


peel and chop beets into medium cubes, put into sauce pan with just enough water to cover beets and simmer until beets can be easily pierced with a fork, then drain the water.

combine beets, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and tahini in food processor and blend. add a little water if consistency is too thick for your liking.

if you’re not a garlic lover, leave a clove out and maybe add a little extra salt.

serve any of the ways mentioned above. this is a giant batch so get snacking!

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  1. Megan|

    Wow! I just had beet hummus for the first time and I absolutely adored. It's quite a thing these days. Can't wait to make my own batch soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cynthia|

    did you drain the beets from their cooking water before adding them to the food processor with the other ingredients? Looks great!

  3. sarah yates|

    cynthia, yes, drain the beets!! sorry, will add the to the instructions!

  4. aubrey|

    i just made this, as in 5 minutes ago, and am already obsessed! it is so good! ate it by dipping veggies in tonight and already dreaming of spreading it on my sandwich tomorrow. i may be running out for pita chips this very minute because i can't wait to try.

    i am going to make this and my "green" hummus at the next gathering i go to, and well maybe tomorrow because they would be pretty sitting next to each other. delish!

    thank you for sharing your great recipes (as well as your incredible images). love your blog!

  5. Brenda Z|

    Oh my gosh…what a wonderful way to use beets! I saw this blog a couple of weeks ago and bookmarked it as a 'must try'….made it yesterday and it is sooo delicious! I absolutely love homemade hummus and this was a wonderful twist! I could eat it by the spoonful 🙂

  6. NEA|

    Did you cook chickpeas before adding them to the other ingredients?
    Nice color! 🙂