This easy to make bright pink roasted beet hummus recipe is smooth and creamy, and its stunning pink color makes for a great crowd pleaser. Spread it on your favorite sandwich for some added color, or serve as an appetizer with chopped veggies and crackers.
Roasted Beet Hummus
I’ll be the first to admit that I absolutely LOVE making food look pretty. Combining colors, flavors, and textures together to make a beautiful recipe feels so creative, and I 100% believe that it improves how much was enjoy our food as well. Since the experience of eating so often begins with our eyes, trying to find ways to amplify the visual experience of the recipes I create is always something that is on my mind, and this roasted beet hummus recipe was no exception.
The bright pink color in this roasted beet hummus makes a simple and traditional recipe feel a little more elevated. I love to spread it on veggie sandwiches for a burst of color or serve it as part of a cheese and charcuterie board at parties, which always has my guests coming back for more!
What Is Roasted Beet Hummus?
Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip that is made from a few simple ingredients, and varies from country to country. After traveling in the Middle East, I learned that different cultures have their own unique ways of making hummus, but the staple ingredients are almost always the same: oil, chickpeas, garlic, lemon, and tahini.
Once you have found a hummus recipe that you love there really are an endless number of ways that you can customize it with additional ingredients like carrots, peppers, and beets. I personally love the taste and visual appearance of roasted beet hummus, which turns a bright pink color upon blending and has the perfect balance of flavors that even non-beet lovers will love.
Ingredients For Roasted Beet Hummus
While hummus may not have been something that you ever considered making at home, it really is a lot easier than you think, and only calls for a few key ingredients:
- Roasted Beets
- Olive OIl
Tips For Making The Best Roasted Beet Hummus
I absolutely love this roasted beet hummus recipe because it is simple to make, incredibly nutrient dense, and its beautiful bright pink color makes it something that you actually want to choose for a healthy snack or spread.
- Choose A Rich Red Beet For The Hummus: Beets come in many colors and while they all are delicious, to get this vibrant pink color you will need to choose a dark red beet.
- Roast Beets Until Soft: To get the smooth and creamy consistency of this hummus the beets really need to be roasted until they are soft all the way through.
- Pre-Process Beets For Smooth Consistency: I like to process my roasted beets first in the food processor before adding additional ingredients to get the beets as small and pulverized as possible. This will really help ensure a smooth hummus in the end.
- Add Olive Oil Slowly: As you are processing all of the hummus ingredients together in the food processor it is important to slowly drizzle the olive oil into the hummus. This will allow for it to get really worked into the hummus and will result in a creamier consistency.
- Add Water And More Oil As Needed: If your hummus is feeling a little think then you may need to add a few tablespoons of water or olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the desired consistency.
- Blend For At Least 5 Minutes: If you want your hummus to have that smooth and creamy consistency then you really need to blend it for at least five minutes. This will help ensure that all the ingredients have been well combined and will give your hummus that perfectly smooth texture.
- Add Salt, Lemon And Garlic To Taste: Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their hummus, so if at the end make sure you taste your hummus and decide if you would like it to be a little more sour, a little more salty, or have a little extra kick from the garlic. Don’t forget that you can always add more but you can’t take away.
How To Store Roasted Beet Hummus
Hummus can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container for roughly 7 days. To keep hummus as fresh as possible I always recommend storing it in an airtight container and placing a thin drizzle of olive oil on top to help keep your hummus from drying out.Print
This easy to make bright pink roasted beet hummus recipe is smooth and creamy, and its stunning pink color makes for a great crowd pleaser.
- 1 – 15 oz can white cannellini beans (rinsed)
- 1/4 cup reserved bean liquid
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 medium size red beet (roasted)
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachio
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
- Next, wash, peel, and slice your beet into quarters.
- Place beet slices on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and place in the oven for ~1 hour or until a knife when inserted can easily slide through the beets.*
- Once beets are finished cooking remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Next, in a food processor pulse the beets until only small pieces remain.
- Then combine drained white beans, bean liquid, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Taste your hummus and add more salt/pepper or lemon per your taste. At this point you can also add a few more tablespoons of bean liquid or water if needed for a thinner desired consistency.
- Top the hummus with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Serve with sliced veggies or crackers and enjoy!
Alternatively you can buy pre-cooked beets and use those to reduce the time it takes to make this hummus.
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