This delicious roasted beet hummus is flavored with lemon and feta cheese and makes for a great guilt-free snack or a festive dip when entertaining guests!
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Table of Contents
- About Roasted Beet Hummus
- What can you serve with Hummus?
- How long is beet hummus good for?
- Can you freeze beet hummus?
- What makes hummus good for you?
- Are beets good?
- How do you make hummus without tahini?
- How long do you roast beets?
- notes & tips for this beetroot hummus
- Other tasty savory dips
- How to make roasted beet hummus
- Recipe Details
About Roasted Beet Hummus
A big bowl of hummus is always a crowd-pleaser, and I love how versatile this lemon-and-feta-infused roasted beet hummus can be.
Spice it up by serving different snack foods to dip with it!
I can personally attest that this beet dip goes great classic tortilla chips, slices of veggies, or even pita bread. I was lucky enough to find the pictured pita bread in my grocery store’s bakery department, but you could easily use your favorite pita bread recipe and either make it in small batches or cut it into squares.
Plus, beets are in their prime season in the summer and early fall, making this a perfect snack to serve at BBQ’s or while you’re inside and watching the leaves change.
What can you serve with Hummus?
When it comes to party dips like this, there are so many options for dipping! Feel free to use any (or many!) from the list below:
- Pita bread (highly recommend!)
- Tortilla chips
- Ritz crackers
- Saltine crackers
- Wheat thins
- Mild veggies like cucumbers, squash, zucchini, or celery
How long is beet hummus good for?
Once prepared, this homemade hummus can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for three to four days.
Can you freeze beet hummus?
Yes, you totally can!
Once prepared, roasted beet hummus can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four months.
What makes hummus good for you?
When it comes to the nutritional value of hummus, you need to look no further than the chickpeas.
Chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) are round, cream-colored legumes. They’re a popular food around the globe, from Africa to Asia to all over the US – and for good reason. Chickpeas are a fantastic way to get a dose of proteins, fiber, carbs, and a long set of vitamins and minerals into your diet. Overall, hummus can be considered high in fat, but it’s mostly unsaturated fat that’s very heart-healthy.
Are beets good?
While this hummus dip is very pretty, I know what a lot of you might be thinking:
“But… beets? Really, Chrisy?!”
Actually, yeah! Totally beets!
I know I usually feature a lot of indulgent dips on this little food blog, but this hummus is actually good for you to eat.
Not only do the chickpeas bring stellar health benefits, but beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium (which can be difficult to maintain in your diet) and manganese (which is great for your bones and many vital organs).
If you’d like to know more about any beets are great for you, check out this list of 11 Amazing Benefits of Beets.
How do you make hummus without tahini?
Tahini is a staple in most traditional hummus recipes, and it certainly adds it’s own flavor. Tahini is ground down sesame seed (so in other words, a seed butter) and many recipes will use any other available nut butter.
However, in the case of this recipe, tahini and nut butter are omitted entirely in favor of feta cheese and an extra dose of lemon. It’s not the same as using tahini, but this roasted beet dip is meant to have a more refreshing, summery taste.
How long do you roast beets?
There are many methods for roasting beets, but for this hummus, I like to roast them at a high oven temperature (425 degrees F) for about 45-60 minutes. This will make the beets nice and soft for blending.
notes & tips for this beetroot hummus
- As with most hummus recipes, this one uses chickpeas for its base. If you’re not a fan of chickpeas, check out these substitutions.
- To get the smooth consistency of hummus, you’ll need either a food processor or an immersion blender.
- If you’re looking for other healthy and party-friendly snacks, check out Crispy Garlic Parmesan Edamame!
- For ultra creamy hummus, try simmering the chickpeas in water over medium-low heat with 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda. This will help rid the chickpeas of their skins. Wash and rinse the chickpeas under cold water before using.
Other tasty savory dips
How to make roasted beet hummus
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Place beetroot on a baking dish, coat them with olive oil, and bake until beets are tender.
Step 2 – Once beets have cooled, remove skins and cut them in half.
Step 3 – In a food processor, add the following ingredients: chickpeas, roasted beetroot, feta cheese, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Blend everything together until desired consistency is reached.
Step 4 – Serve and enjoy!
Roasted Beet Hummus
- 1/2 cup beetroot, fresh (about 2 medium beets, remove leaves and stems)
- 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- 15 ounce chickpeas, (1 can) rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- pita bread, for dipping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray a small baking dish (any dish large enough to hold the beets will do) with cooking spray.
- Place beets in baking dish and coat them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45-60 minutes or until beets are tender enough to be easily pierced with a knife. Remove beets from oven and let cool completely (it's okay to place them in the refrigerator to speed this up.)
- Once beets are cooled, gently remove skins from beets and then cut beets in half.
- Using a food processor, blend the chickpeas, cooked beets, feta cheese, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper together until desired consistency is reached. (TIP: blending less will give the dip more of a "crunch" from the chickpeas). As you blend, stop the processor periodically and scrape the sides, then blend again.
- Serve dip immediately with chips, assorted veggies, or pita bread for dipping.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.