Beetroot Hummus

by Anna on June 8, 2011

in Appetizer,Vegetarian,World Food


Hi y’all…how many of you are so possessive of your kitchen that nobody is allowed to get even close to it? Some of you? A few of you? Am I alone??? Well…. I totally freak my freak when I hear my hubby going to that direction. I have my reasons…absurd or not … I have them. One of them is that my better half doesn’t posses the same clean standards that I do. Yes…I know my standards are pretty high…but there are few things that drive me crazy like touch raw eggs or raw meat and them touch my salt and pepper. What??? Are you kidding me? I had to through my salt to many times because of that. Then there are the oily fingers that leave marks all over the fridge door and cabinets. Sigh****

Am I really the only person freaking out over those things? So yesterday he started to cut some corns in half while I was washing some veggies, and then ZAP…he cut his finger, it was kind of a scratch really…but man…. he went ballistic. He screamed, huffed, puffed. Wow…. and for half of it I was laughing because I thought he was kidding but nope ….he wasn’t…he made a huge ruckus about it. Said it was my entire fault because I stressed him. And until this morning every time I look at him he shows me his finger patched with Mickey Mouse Band-Aid. Oh Dear!!!

Well…. My recipe today is something I was curious to try for a long time, the beetroot hummus. I have seen many variations online and always thought it looks amazing. I roasted my beets beforehand to accentuate the taste. I have tried quite a few hummus variations before, but this one is by far my favorite.


Beetroot Hummus

  • 4 or 5 beets
  • 1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons of Tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Pre-heat the oven to 350F and roast the beets with a drizzle of olive oil for 25 minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool down. Then in a food processor mix the chickpeas, beets, Tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Serve with some crunchy vegetables and pita chips. Enjoy.

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Christy @ The Daily Dish August 24, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Oh my. the color. the photos. the.. wait? BEETS. Ugh, yes, I am one of those people, the beet haters. But you know what? This recipe might change me.

PS: your site is gorgeous. and my hands are clean. (no fingerprints on my comment) 🙂

foodtaster August 2, 2011 at 12:11 AM

its is fabulous… it tastes delicious
muah muah
<3 <3 <3 <3

Coley July 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Oooh wow, I would have never thought of making a beet hummus. Looks delicious though and I love the color!!

Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen July 23, 2011 at 8:05 PM

What an interesting idea! Good choice to roast the beets, it makes them so much more flavorful.

Patty July 23, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Just found you on Twitter, it’s been awhile but had to comment on how beautiful your beetroot hummus is looking here;-)

jen July 19, 2011 at 7:26 AM

I havent been here for the longest time!! Oh man – I don’t know how it feels to have my own kitchen yet because I don’t own one yet. I hope to own one soon though!!!

Have a Fabulous day!

Adelina July 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Oh Anna, you’re too cute. See, not only do I stress from the hubby, but also from my girls. They all go in and out from the kitchen. I am sorry about your hubby’s finger. I hope he feels better soon 🙂 I love your recipe and the colors of that hummus.

Anna July 12, 2011 at 11:32 AM

That looks beautiful, and I love beets. This is going on the “to make” list. As for sharing the kitchen….I also get paranoid when other people are in it, but for different reasons. I follow a strict “chaotic order” rule and I’m afraid that someone not familiar with my many organizational tactics will cause me to lose a measuring cup or my potato peeler. Again.

tamy July 12, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Oi amiga, como vai??? Tá sumida do blog! Estou com saudades… tá tudo bem né???


Magic of Spice July 11, 2011 at 4:32 PM

That is too funny…men and their ouchies 🙂
This hummus is stunning, just love the color!

Jon July 8, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Awsome!! Beetroot is very good for the liver’s metabolism and general health so I’ve been looking for a nice recipe for it. Thank you! If you need some motivation to have it in your dinner tonight you can check out a post that explains the way beetroot is healthy – weight loss supplement ingredients

Lauren Zabaneh July 8, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Wow! the color is spectacular! I just found you on twitter. Nice to meet ya! Love hummus and I love beets. Great match up. I just can’t get over the color. So great.

Cynthia at Coffee On The Patio July 8, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Hope your husband’s “boo boo” is better. Such beautiful beet photographs.


Najwa Kronfel July 8, 2011 at 5:10 AM

Great idea! I love both things I need to try this!

The Culinary Chase July 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Gorgeous! I love beetroots and hummus…fab combination! Cheers!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table July 2, 2011 at 6:46 AM

Haha!! I am totally possessive of my darling kitchen 😉 And noooooooo, you are not the only one with a painful awareness of stains and smudges and egg and raw meat uh…. ‘juice’ in, on or around my salt, pepper, sugar etc. *yuck* I have Bugs Bunny band-aids 😀 Hope life is treating you sweetly darling. Yes, I know, it’s been a while, but I still think you’re brilliant and your food is gor-geous!!!

sangeeta July 1, 2011 at 11:51 PM

This is my first visit to this blog and i am refreshed seeing these pictures of beetroots and the finished hummus . I like my vegetables in the hummus but never tried beetroots….will let you know when i do.

Alex June 28, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Looks good. I think I’ll give this a try 🙂

Deborah, Temperinhos & Afins June 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Delícia de receita!!!
Vou testar neste fim de semana… Sacudir a poeira da minha cozinha (q tb só eu entro) e voltar a cozinhar!

Lori June 17, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Completely possessive here! My husband stays out until it’s time to do the dishes! I absolutely love looking at the gorgeous color of beets, but I just can’t eat them. Haven’t developed a taste for them yet. This is such a great idea though. I never would have thought of hummus.

A Little Yumminess June 14, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Never imagined or heard of beetroot hummus. It has got to be so healthy! I am eating hummus with everything these days!

Juliana June 14, 2011 at 2:07 PM

I love beets and having been making juice out if it…your beet hummus looks delicious, love the vibrant color…so inviting.
Have a wonderful week Ana 🙂

Erica June 13, 2011 at 7:26 AM

The kitchen is my office and it is mine 🙂 I am like you! That is a great variation of hummus! My mom would love that!She is a beet fan!

sweetlife June 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM

my hubby knows not to even step foot into my kitchen, my girls are always welcomed as they help in every way! how stunning the color, packed full of flavor and heathly


sensiblecooking June 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Oh Your story is funny and cute. BTW you recipes and pictures never disappoint me. The color of humus the veggies and the pita it just looks so welcoming and irresistible.

Julia @ DimpleArts June 10, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Awesome idea!!!

Mindy June 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM

This sounds amazing! I love me some beets! AND, it’s beautiful to boot! Can’t wait to try it!

Kevin June 9, 2011 at 12:45 PM

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Tessa June 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Wow! That looks SO FUN and yummy. And I’m totally territorial of my kitchen, too. (and aren’t men such babies?)

Erica June 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Beets are everywhere right now! (I just found a recipe for a beet smoothie this morning.) This looks like a great recipe and a great way to use up some leftover tahini. Thank you for posting!

Tiffany June 9, 2011 at 5:12 AM

What a beautiful color!

Mika June 8, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Eheheh…I’m not like you but very similar…He doesn’t try to help or cook all by himself anymore…He doesn’t know where the stuff is, he can’t find anything, I’m the only one who knows where pans and spices are and what is inside all the jars inside our fridge… ^_^
He’s really scary to get into My kitchen… ^_^

Lenna June 8, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Oh, I love this! I never liked beets until I entered the university:) Maybe as I was getting more clever, I found a pleasure in cooking with them 🙂 Beet hummus, beet chips, beet compote, beet smoothie..there are so many ways how to enjoy them!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts June 8, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I have a friend who absolutely LOVES beets – she would love this recipe!

Isabelle @ Crumb June 8, 2011 at 11:53 AM

I have to admit, I’m not all that finicky about my kitchen. My only rules are that anyone touching raw meat must wash their hands right away… but otherwise, the more the merrier! 🙂
Love this beet hummus, BTW. I mean, how gorgeous is that bright pink colour? It makes me want to dive into a bowl of the stuff right now!

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