beetroot hummus recipe

Beet Hummus Recipe – A Delicious Middle Eastern Appetizer

The recipe is delicious no matter how it’s made, but there’s something about beet hummus that just feels fresh and exciting.

Simple it prepares with beetroot puree, homemade tahini sauce, olive oil, garlic, lemon, and chickpeas. It can serve as dips, appetizers, or spread.

Maybe it’s because it just screams Springtime when you see it? Or maybe it’s because it just feels healthy when you eat it?


Since beets are a common ingredient of Middle Eastern cuisine, it is not a new idea to add them into traditional middle eastern recipes. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they were added to hummus, one of my favorite dishes.

beet hummus

It gives it a deep color, richness in flavor and it is also healthier than most other variations! It will take less than 15 minutes for it all so don’t waste any time!


The best part of the beet hummus recipe is that there are no limits when adding flavors. So feel free to experiment with different ingredients like cinnamon, cumin, garlic, etc., to create your personal preference!

What Is Beet Hummus?

beetroot hummus

There are a few different ways to make a recipe for beet hummus. But the best way to mix mashed beetroot with homemade tahini sauce and lemon juice produce a really fresh-tasting dish.

To serve, spread onto some warm bread or pita. You can also use it as a dip for veggies or spread on toast for breakfast. The possibilities are endless!

Lebanese hummus

Hummus can be eaten by scooping up small portions with pita bread or as part of an appetizer plate alongside various types of meze like falafel (chickpeas), tabouleh (parsley), cold mezzeMutable, and babaganoush (eggplant).

The recipe of beet hummus is always perfect for any occasion because you can either eat it warm or cold!

In Arabic, hummus means chickpeas. In Israel, homemade hummus is a dip or spread made from cooked and mashed chickpeas with olive oil and other seasonings. Every culture has its own take on hummus, adding different spices such as cumin and coriander to give it an extra kick!

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How To Serve , And Uses ?

beet hummus

There are a couple of ways to serve beet hummus, such as as an appetizer or as a side dish recipe.

  • Serving it on its own is probably better because of its bright colors, but you can also serve to garnish it with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a few sprigs of fresh mint.
  • If you’re making it in advance, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge bring it, and serve immediately, do not let it keep for a long time at room temperature.
  • Or you can prepare beet hummus up to 24 hours ahead and keep it refrigerated until needed.
  • Used as spread, dips, sauce, and salad dressing.
  • Best to serve before starting the meal.
  • Served as an accompaniment or appetizer.

How To Store Of Beet Hummus?

Once you complete the recipe, the beet hummus is stored in an airtight container and kept in a refrigerator. And use it within three days.

You can also freeze it for up to one month. Freeze hummus in small amounts so you can defrost as needed and avoid spoilage.

Serving Temperature

Beet hummus is best served at a cooling temperature between 2 degrees C to 7 degrees C; when you’re ready to dig in, scoop a small amount onto crackers or pita bread and top with vegetables or chips for a delicious appetizer.

Beet Hummus Recipe

Beet Hummus Recipe

Healthy dips for any appetizer or starter recipe

Recipe by Biraj Kumar
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Course: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: LebaneseDifficulty: Medium
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

22

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Calories

267

kcal

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces  Beetroot (About three no medium size)

  • 2 cup Boiled chickpeas

  • 1/2 cup Tahini sauce (Homemade)

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil (extra virgin)

  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp Salt

  • 10-12 cloves Garlic

  • 1/2 tbsp Crushed pepper, and roasted cumin (optional)

Directions

  • Peel the boiled beetroots, and dice roughly. Keep in a bowl with adding boiled chickpeas.


    peas, and beetroot
  • Combine with olive oil, tahini sauce, salt, and garlic cloves. Mix well.

    Making beet hummus
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Blend the mixture at high speed until it becomes a smooth paste or creamy.

  • Then transfer into a bowl. Add lemon juice. Mix well and season with freshly ground black pepper.

    add lemon juice
  • Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge or mint sprig if desired. And drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
    Serve cold.
    Enjoy! It can be served as an appetizer or eaten as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.

    hummus

Notes

  • Beet hummus is best served before a meal; when you’re ready to dig in, scoop a small amount onto crackers or pita bread and top with vegetables or chips for a delicious appetizer.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container

Serving Size5 servings


  • Amount Per ServingCalories267
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.38g 21%
    • Sodium 509mg 22%
    • Total Carbohydrate 26.8g 9%
      • Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
      • Sugars 10.7g
    • Protein 10.7g 22%

    • Iron 11%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Biraj Kumar

    My food blog is all about cooking, food, and healthy living. You’ll find recipes for every meal of the day and tips for new recipes Ideas.

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