Roasted Beet Hummus with Basil Pesto

Roasted Beet Hummus with Basil Pesto

Roasted Beet Hummus

Hummus is one of my all-time favorite snacks and beets are jam-packed with nutrients. So when you add those together you’ve got yourself one vibrant (look at that color!) healthy snack or appetizer recipe.

But let me reiterate why this beet hummus recipe is the best. Beets are heart-healthy, fight inflammation and are great detoxifiers. Chickpeas are great for gut health and full of insoluble fiber which helps to feed the “good” bacteria in your gut.

So beets plus chickpeas make this roasted beet hummus a nutrient-dense, power-packed appetizer for you and your bacteria. And happy bacteria is a happy you.

Beet Hummus Recipe Video

While it’s easy to make this recipe, it always helps to watch a quick step-by-step video. Give it a watch below!

How Do You Make Beet Hummus

Beet hummus is really easy to make. The only thing that takes a little while is roasting the beets, but that’s super easy. Here’s what you do:

Roast the beets in a covered cast-iron pot or other oven-safe dish for 60 minutes.Add the other hummus ingredients to a high-powered blender, including the tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic cloveAdd the beets to the blender once they’re done roastingBlend everything together for a minute or until it’s SUPER vibrant and ultra creamyGarnish with basil pesto and herbs to really jazz it up

Can you Freeze It?

You sure can! This is a decent sized amount of beet hummus so once I’ve made it I’ll frequently divide it between two meal prep storage containers. I’ll put one in the fridge to enjoy during the week and the other straight into the freezer.

The beet hummus will keep for several months in the freezer and you can simply thaw in the fridge when you’d like to enjoy it.

More Amazing Hummus Recipes

Hummus (the classic recipe)Roasted Red Pepper HummusCauliflower Hummus (the low-carb hummus)Green Goddess HummusChocolate Hummus (a sweet dessert hummus)

And if you have leftover beets, whip up a refreshing and nutrient-packed apple carrot beet smoothie!

Roasted Beet Hummus

5 from 33 votes Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 1 hour Total: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: 16 servings Author: Lisa BryanPrintPinReviewSaveSaved


Beet hummus is made with oven roasted beets, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. It’s a vibrant and healthy snack or appetizer recipe. 



2 medium beet2 (15-ounce cans) chickpeas, drained with liquid reserved cup chickpea liquid , or more, as needed for a smoother consistency½ cup tahini¼ cup olive oil2 lemons, juiced1 clove garlic½ teaspoon salt


Basil PestoParsleyOlive Oil


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.Cut the leafy stems off the beets, leaving approximately 2 inches attached. Wash the beets, lightly coat in olive oil (or avocado oil), place in a covered cast-iron pot or other baking dish and roast in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes.Remove the beets from the oven and slice the tail and stem off the beets. Add the chickpeas, chickpea liquid, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and beets to a Vitamix or other high-powered blender. Use the tamper and blend for one minute or until smooth and creamy.Transfer the beet hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with basil pesto, parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. 

Lisa’s Tips

The recipe makes approximately 4 cups of beet hummus. Serving size is 1/4 cup.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg Course: Appetizer Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Keyword: beet hummus, roasted beet hummus

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