This healthy appetizer is as delicious as it is beautiful!! The beets absolutely transform regular hummus into a feast for your eyes!
I knew I had to replicate a beet hummus that my sister in law brought as an appetizer on Super Bowl Sunday. She had put together a beautiful tray that included two kinds of hummus, tzatziki, guacamole, crackers, and lots of fresh veggies. I couldn’t stop thinking about the gorgeous hot pink Beet Hummus!
It’s so simple to make, and I made it even easier by taking a shortcut by using TJ’s peeled and steamed beets. I love shortcuts that don’t compromise the quality or flavor of a finished product.
Using a food processor, mix all the ingredients together until smooth. It’s that simple! FYI, I ended up by adding in more beets than is shown in this image.
Lots of fresh garlic and lemon juice give it a fresh and zesty flavor! Serve with all your favorite fresh veggies and/or a selection of crisp healthy crackers for a delicious, beautiful, and healthy appetizer!
- 1 8 oz package Trader Joes Peeled & Steamed Beets or 1-2 medium roasted fresh beets
- 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans drained
- 2 TBSP Tahini
- 1 large lemon zested and juiced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- In bowl of food processor, mix together beets, garbanzo beans, tahini, juice of lemon, garlic, salt, & pepper.
- Stream in olive oil, continuing to blend until smooth. Add additional olive oil if need till desired consistency.
- If needed, add a little more salt & pepper, to taste.
- Serve, topped with lemon zest, with your favorite fresh veggies or crackers.
Megan Marlowe says
Mmmm…I love beets + hummus both of which my husband hate so good for me, I can eat the entire thing myself! Looks delicious, Renee!
Linda Omura says
I have never had beet hummus. The beets add a beautiful color. I have some beets in the refrigerator right now. I’ll have to try it!
Such a gorgeous recipe! I love the colour of this!
Kit Graham says
I just discovered Trader Joe’s cooked beets! What an incredible time saver! This recipe would be so cute for a baby shower!
WOW! Look at that color! So beautiful! What a great recipe! I love Trader Joe’s so the next time I’m there I’m going to check out their cooked beets! They always have great items there!
Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories says
That is so pretty! It might even get me to eat beets! I had no idea TJs sold those =)
Sam | Ahead of Thyme says
Look at that gorgeous colour!! I love hummus and will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
This is a brilliant twist on original hummus — I love the pink tint the beets add! They make anything just a little more ‘pretty!’ and I would have never thought to add them to hummus, but now I’ve gotta try it!
Byron Thomas says
Looks great! You’ve inspired me to make my own beet hummus. Thanks!