Golden Beet Hummus Dip

Golden Beet Hummus, a bright and colorful homemade hummus dip recipe with roasted golden beets, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Ditch pre-made and make your own hummus!

a bowl of hummus made with golden beets on a plate with cut vegetables for dipping

Love golden beets? Love hummus? Make a roasted golden beet hummus! This bright yellow hummus recipe comes together in less than 40 minutes and will save you money on buying pre-made hummus each and every week.

πŸ‘‰ Ready to learn how to make golden beet hummus? Let’s do it!


πŸ‹ Ingredients

  • Beets: Two small golden beets, though you can use red beets as well
  • Chickpeas: 1 can of chickpeas (or “garbanzo beans”) or about 1.5 cups cooked
  • Garlic: 2 garlic cloves, which can be roasted with the beets for a nice flavor boost
  • Tahini: A core ingredient in hummus, tahini is made from ground sesame seeds
  • Lemon juice: A tang of acidic lemon juice is standard in most hummus recipes
  • Seasonings: A pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dipping ingredients: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, endive, pretzels, pita bread…get creative!
  • Recommended tools: small roasting pan, aluminum foil, food processor
golden beets, garlic, lemons, and bowls of chickpeas, salt, pepper, oil, and tahini on a white table
Ingredients: golden beets, chickpeas, lemons, garlic, oil, salt, pepper

πŸ₯£ How to make (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Roast and prepare beets

The first step to making roasted golden beet hummus is to…roast the golden beets! To do this, first preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degree C).

Give the beets a good wash (do not peel), cut them into small cubes, then place them onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

Then roast in the oven until beets are soft, about 25-30 minutes.

When done, remove from the oven and let cool. When cooled, peel beets and cut into small cubes.

a roasting pan with cooked golden beets after baking
Roast beets

2️⃣ Step Two: Blend hummus ingredients

Once the beets are roasted and peeled, it’s time to make the hummus!

Add beet cubes, drained chickpeas, garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a food processor.

a food processor with chickpeas, roasted golden beets, tahini, oil, garlic, salt and pepper  before blending
Add ingredients to food processor or blender

Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, stopping periodically to push down any ingredients that are on the sides of the food processing container.

a food processor with blended golden beet hummus inside
Blend until smooth

3️⃣ Step Three: Serve and store

To serve the hummus, place blended hummus in a small bowl and serve with dipping ingredients like carrots, celery, pita, or pretzels. Enjoy!

a bowl of orange-colored golden beet hummus dip with cut vegetables for dipping on a white table

❓ Recipe questions + quick tips

Can you make beet hummus without tahini?

Yes! Though classic hummus uses tahini, or sesame seed butter, in addition to chickpeas, you can make hummus by omitting the tahini if you’re looking for a sesame-free option. This beet hummus is still delicious without tahini.

Do you have to use chickpeas in a can for hummus?

No, you do not have to use chickpeas from a can for hummus. You can instead soak dried chickpeas and cook them until soft before making hummus, though it will take longer.


πŸ’‘ Ideas for servings

  • As a dip. Use this beet hummus as a dip for fresh vegetables, breads, crackers, or pretzels.
  • As a spread. Use this beet hummus as a spread on sandwiches or pita pockets.
  • In a smoothie. Make a savory smoothie with beet hummus as its base (great with greens!).
  • In a dressing or sauce. Add oil and vinegar to beet hummus to make a salad dressing or a sauce.
a plate with orange golden beet hummus dip with cut carrots, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes

🧊 How to store

  1. Refrigerator storage: To store in the refrigerator, simply place in an airtight container and store in for up to 4 days.
  2. Freezer storage: To freeze, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply remove it to the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving.
  3. To thaw after freezing: You may need to stir in extra olive oil for a creamier consistency after freezing.

♻️ Sustainable kitchen tips

Take advantage of beet season. Fresh beets are typically in season during the fall and winter months, which is September through March in the the US and most of the northern hemisphere.

Use dried chickpeas. Instead of buying chickpeas in the can, buy dried chickpeas and soak and cook them before using to reduce packaging waste.

Save chickpea water (aquafaba). If you do use canned chickpeas, save the water they are stored in to make a tasty dessert like this Avocado Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse.

a close up photo of hummus made with golden beets in a bowl

πŸ‘‰ More hummus and dip recipes

Want more dip recipes? Try this Carrot Hummus Dip or Red Beet Hummus Dip.

a bowl of orange-colored golden beet hummus dip with cut vegetables for dipping on a white table

Golden Beet Hummus

Kristina Todini, RDN
Golden Beet Hummus, a bright and colorful homemade hummus dip recipe with roasted golden beets, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. Ditch pre-made and make your own hummus!
5 star (1 rating)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizers + Platters, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 147 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 whole golden beets
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 2 single garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • β…“ cup olive oil divided, more for creamier texture
  • Optional for dipping: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, pita bread, pretzels, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Roast and prepare golden beets: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degree C). Wash beets (do not peel), cut them into small pieces, then place on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Then roast in the oven until beets are soft, about 25 minutes. When done, remove from the oven and let cool.
    2 whole golden beets, β…“ cup olive oil
  • Blend hummus: Add beet cubes, drained chickpeas, garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, a generous pinch of salt and pepper, and olive oil to a food processor. Blend on high speed until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, stopping periodically to push down any ingredients that are on the sides of the food processing container. Add more olive oil if the consistency is not smooth.
    2 whole golden beets, 1 can chickpeas, 2 single garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons tahini, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • Serve and store: To serve immediately, place blended hummus in a small bowl and serve with dipping ingredients like carrots, celery, pita, or pretzels. To store, simply place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
    Optional for dipping: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, pita bread, pretzels, etc.

Notes

  • Make ahead tips: This hummus recipe is great for meal prep! Make a big batch at the beginning of the week and enjoy as a snack or spread.
  • Leftovers and storage: To store in the refrigerator, simply place in an airtight container and store in for up to 4 days. To freeze, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply remove it to the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving. You may need to stir in extra olive oil for a creamier consistency after freezing.
  • Nutrition notes: Nutrition information was calculated for beet hummus ingredients only, not for additional dipping ingredients like carrots or pretzels. This recipe is vegan and uses gluten free ingredients. This recipe contains tahini, which is made from sesame, which is a major allergen.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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