Whenever you make this Easy Homemade Beet Hummus Recipe you will fall in love with this creamy pink texture! To make this recipe, I have used some basic ingredients, which are packed with lots of flavors and have a soft and fluffy texture. 

It is the best dip or spread you will love to try on your savory breakfast or snack. I always make Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Black-Eyed Pea Hummus, and  Classic Hummus, but I wanted to create something unique this time, and when I made this beet hummus, everyone loved it! 

You can try this recipe as a holiday dish besides the main course. Also, it is packed with lots of nutritional elements like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. 

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Why are Beets So Good for Health?


Beet is a sweet root type vegetable which many people either hate or love to eat. In the last decade, beets have risen in popularity due to some delicious dishes. Now, many cuisines around the world use beets in many kinds of dishes. These root vegetables are filled with essential minerals, vitamins, and plant compounds that have medical properties. Read More Here.


These vibrant gold or red vegetables are very well-known for their health benefits capabilities. It is packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, manganese, folate, etc. Here are some of the health benefits of beets that you should know,


  • Beets have nitrates that can convert into nitric oxide in our blood to relax and widen blood vessels, which helps to lower blood pressure.
  • Again the nitric oxide can also increase your stamina as it increases blood flow through your muscles.
  • Folate of beets can prevent many heart diseases and even strokes.
  • Fibers of beets are known to promote the breed of good bacteria in our gut. Thus, we can have a good digestive system.
  • Chronic inflammation can be fought back with beets because it has pigments called betalains.
  • Beets have low calorie and high water contents; they can be very beneficial for weight loss.

Chickpea Nutritional Benefits


Chickpeas are also well known as garbanzo beans, and they are from the legume family. For thousands of years, chickpeas were grown in Middle Eastern countries. They have a grainy texture and nutty taste, which pairs pretty well with other foods and ingredients. 


Chickpeas are available in other variants such as green, black, and red. They are very rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber, all of these offer a variety of health benefits. Also, chickpeas are a good source of protein and can be a good alternative to meats. Here are some of the important health benefits of chickpeas,


  • Chickpeas can control blood sugar levels as they have amylose starch.
  • The high presence of dietary fiber in chickpeas can increase the growth of good gut bacterias, resulting in a better digestive system.
  • These can lower cholesterol levels because they are filled with soluble fiber.
  • Lycopene and saponins are cancer-fighting compounds, and they are present in chickpeas.
  • Because of the calcium in chickpeas, you will eventually have stronger bones if you eat them regularly.
  • They are cheap yet rich in essential compounds, and they are an excellent choice to add to your regular diet. 

What Does Beet Hummus Taste Like?


We all love traditional hummus recipes, but why not mix it up for a little bit of flavor change? Beetroots can be tricky as there are raw beets that taste dirt-like which will overpower any dishes. 


I especially loved this dish because the beet hummus recipe balances all the ingredients and spices. You can enjoy the beet hummus without getting any strong earthy flavor. 


You will know that hummus tastes like beetroot but also the flavor mixture of chickpeas and tahini too. We believe that this is a perfect combination of flavors that you should definitely try at home. If you make it, then let us know how you love it!

What is Tahini, and how to make it? 


Tahini is one of the ingredients known as a flavor enhancer because its nutty or seed texture makes everything delicious when you combine it into any recipe. It is made from toasted sesame seed, which is used in many cuisines of the world.  


Store-bought tahini is mostly made from hulled sesame seeds. The hulled seeds are lighter in color, where the unhulled seeds are much darker. If you compare them, the unhulled seeds tend to be quite bitter and not as smooth as the hulled sesame seeds. 


To make homemade tahini you need three ingredients: sesame seeds, salt, and oil. In a high-quality blender or food processor, add 1 cup of sesame seeds, 3 tbsp of oil, and a pinch of salt. Combine them properly for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. 

beet hummus ingredients

Beet Hummus Ingredients


  • Beetroot – make sure your beetroot is fresh for best tasting hummus, not bitter but sweet and mildly earthy.
  • Chickpeas – you can use canned or dried chickpeas, however, I prefer to soak and boil chickpeas from scratch. Some people remove the skin for a creamier dip, however, I find with a high-speed blender and the addition of the water, I get the very same results without the extra hassle.
  • Tahini – adds a creamy flavor and extra calcium to your hummus. 
  • Olive oil – also added for extra creamy hummus, however you can substitute with water for an oil-free hummus. I used extra virgin olive oil.
  • Lemon juice – just enough lemon juice to give a slight burst of tartness, goes well with the sweet beet to balance the flavor. Use fresh lemon for better taste.
  • Garlic – accentuates the flavor of your hummus, you can add more if you are a garlic lover.
  • Cumin – gives a robustly smoky flavor to balance the sweet beet.
  • Water -add enough until you get a creamy and smooth hummus.
  • Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt.
  • Garnish with sauteed garlic and beet cubes.

Full Ingredients and Instructions In The  Recipe Card Below


How To Make Beet Hummus


  • Wash and chop the beetroot, boil them in water in a pot of water for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Drain the beet and let it cool for a few minutes. Add them to a food processor along with the chickpeas, and process until smooth.
  • Add tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, water, and salt in a food processor bowl. Process until you get a smooth consistency. Serve and Enjoy!
beet hummus in food processor

Can You Freeze Beet Hummus?


You can freeze the beet hummus! If you want to save up beet hummus for later, then freezing will be a good way to keep them for a long time, about 3 months. Simply put them in the air-tight containers and put them in the freezer.  


What to Do with Leftovers?


If you have leftover beet hummus, simply pour it in the air-tight container or sealed bag for 3 to 4 days. 


Tips and Tricks


  • If you do not have a food processor, then use a high-quality blender. 
  • Hummus will become thick when they are cool, so add 1 tbsp of water at a time until you get the perfect smooth consistency.
  • Using dried chickpeas for this recipe will give you a better flavor punch than canned.  

Other Beet Recipes To Prepare

  1. Roasted Beet And Chimichurri Sauce
  2. Beet Greens
  3. Beet Juice
  4. Air Fryer Roasted Beets
  5. Roasted Beets With Basil
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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 219 kcal / 915 kJ
  • Fat: 9.9 g
  • Protein: 8.8 g
  • Carbs: 25.9 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For: 8 Servings



  1. Wash and chop the beetroot, boil them in water in a pot of water for 15-20 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Drain the beet and let it cool for a few minutes. Add them to a food processor along with the chickpeas, and process until smooth.
  3. Add tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, water, and salt in a food processor bowl. Process until you get a smooth consistency. Serve and Enjoy!
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.