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You'll want this vibrant and delicious beet hummus at your next party!

Roasted Beet Hummus

Add some color to your life with this roasted beet hummus - a healthy, creamy, and bright pink dip that's a real crowd-pleaser.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beetroot hummus, roasted beet hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 small beet
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (19 fluid ounce) can chickpeas drained
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 450F.
  • Line a baking dish with tin foil. Wash beet and trim the leaves/stem back (leaving an inch or two) if your beet has any. Don't trim the tail as you'll lose juice (and thus flavor) while roasting.
  • Add beet to the foil-lined baking dish and then cover with tin foil. Roast for at least 45 minutes. Check if beet is done by inserting a skewer. If it slides in easily (through the beet's centre), it's done.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • When the beet is cooling, you can get the hummus going. Add the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and pepper. Blend on high and slowly drizzle in olive oil. Blend until smooth (this may take a few minutes).
  • Once beet has cooled for a few minutes, peel it (I used a knife). Cut beet into a few chunks and place into food processor. Blend on high until it's smooth and mixed together.
  • Serve chilled with an extra drizzle of olive oil if desired.


  • You could probably blend everything together (except the oil) at once, but I made it the way I describe above because I wanted to ensure the hummus tasted good on its own prior to adding the beets.
  • I really struggled defining the size of the beet for this recipe. Mine was somewhere between small and medium-sized. You want one that will easily fit in the palm of your hand, basically. I suggest roasting more than one beet at a time if you don't want to turn the oven on for just one beet. Remaining beets can be used as a side dish or in a salad. 
  • Beet cooking method adapted from here - they have great step-by-step photos.
  • This is the food processor I use and I highly recommend it.