Roasted Beet Hummus

roasted beet hummus in a bowl

Mediterranean Diet is consistently ranked as the healthiest diet by the world's leading experts. It’s more of a lifestyle than a diet. It is based on a flexible eating plan filled with whole-fresh produce, lean proteins, heart-healthy seafood, and whole grains.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It's a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe.


  • 2 medium beet
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved
  • 1/3 cup chickpea liquid (or more, as needed)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  •  2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Basil Pesto
  • Parsley
  • Olive Oil


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the stems of the beets, leaving approximately 2 inched attached. Wash the beets, lightly coat in olive oil (or avocado oil), place in a covered cast-iron pot or other baking dish and roast in the oven for 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove the beets from the oven and slice the tail and stem off the beets.
  • Add the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and beets to a Vitamix or other high-powered blender. Use the tamper and blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the beet hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with basil pesto, parsley and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • The recipe makes approximately 2 cups of beet hummus.

Author: Lisa Bryan;