Beautiful Beet Hummus

Hello, beautiful! Yes, we’re talking to you, but we’re also referring to this hummus. A vibrant pink dip that brings new meaning to “eating with your eyes.”


Beautiful Beet Hummus


There’s all kinds of benefits to eating beets, but few people do. This isn’t surprising as many people think they taste like dirt. But there’s good news – there are easy ways to incorporate beets in non-dirt-flavored dishes. This beet hummus is a perfect example!

So what’s all the hype about beets? Beets are known for being rich in natural nitrates. The body can convert this to nitric oxide, which is great news. Nitric oxide has the important job of telling the walls of your arteries to relax. This opens things up, allowing for better blood flow. This means more blood and nutrients to all areas of the body.

Without enough nitric oxide, the arteries can be stiff, ultimately raising blood pressure and the risk of a heart event. If you you like to nerd-out like us, here’s some interesting research that has been done on the positive impact beets have on blood pressure.


Beautiful Beet Hummus


Other foods rich in nitrates include arugula, rhubarb, cilantro, beet greens, basil and swiss chard. In addition to eating beets, blood flow also improves by eating antioxidant-rich foods throughout the day. Think berries, cacao, leafy greens, goji berries, red onions, cherries, etc.

Looking for more ways to incorporate beets? Check out one of our (surprisingly) most popular recipes: Bomb Beet Burgers.


Beautiful Beet Hummus


We used this food processor to whip up this beet hummus. (Note this is an affiliate link.) 

Beautiful Beet Hummus

Plant-Based Beet Hummus

A beautiful 2-step beet hummus for non-beet lovers that can me made in less than 10 minutes. Oil-free and flavored with garlic, lemon and tahini. Great for dipping veggies, topping salads and spreading on sandwiches.
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: beet, Hummus, Oil-Free Hummus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 112kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1 small beet fresh or canned
  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced or 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves or 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/ tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste


  • You can skip step 1 if you are using a canned beet. If using a fresh beet, pierce the beet several times with a sharp knife. Wrap loosely in microwave safe parchment paper and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 3 minutes, or until slightly squishy. Let cool, unwrap and then slice into quarters.
  • Add all ingredients to food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. If too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Enjoy with fresh veggies, whole grain pita bread or as a spread on sandwiches and wraps.


If using canned rather than fresh beets, use 1/2 cup, chopped or sliced.
Beet hummus will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 


Calories: 112kcal
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