BEST Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

This easy Mediterranean Beet Hummus Recipe has all you love in traditional hummus, yet with an earthy sweetness that could make it your favorite! 

Mediterraneanbeet hummus and homemade crackers
Mediterranean Beet Hummus and Homemade Crackers

Check Out Where Fresh Beetroot Comes From And You Are Sure To Be Wowed By Their Earthy Beauty!!

Red Beets, both raw beets and cooked, have been a superfood for such a long time. 

But many of us are just making the discovery about the earthy flavor for ourselves. 

Better late than never!

garden fresh beet roots
Garden Fresh Beet Roots

Growing Beets

When I started growing beets in my small garden and found how easy they are to grow, I fell in love with beets even more. 

Much like a carrot, beetroots grow underground, getting fat and sweet. 

Once the beautiful green and burgundy beet leaves are tall and full, the beets are ready to pull up out of the ground. 

Beet leaves are also delicious, so just wash, roll, and slice a Chiffonade bundle of small slices and add to salads, soups and stews. 

How To Chiffonade Herbs and Leaves

Vibrant Color Vibrant Heart

Beets are finding their way into our hearts, literally!

Packed with daily values, loaded with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, fresh beets have health benefits you are going to want to eat in as many ways as possible. 

And since beets have shown significant results in lowering blood pressure, and increasing blood flow, it makes delicious sense to try new ways to eat them. 

How Beets Are Eaten

There was a time when beets were only eaten out of a jar, and often pickled. 

Boy, have we come a long way since then!

Now they are eaten cooked, dehydrated and raw, which makes them great in a Health Smoothie!   

Brazilian Style Beetroot Smoothie - Suco de Baterraba com Cenoura
Brazilian Style Beetroot Smoothie – Suco de Baterraba com Cenoura

Best Beet Recipes Especially If You Like Colorful Food

One of the best smoothies I had while living in Brazil was made with beetroots, so I created one when I returned home; Brazilian Health Smoothie, with beetroot, orange and carrots.

Beets produce a naturally high level of sugar (the good kind), therefore I went out on a limb and created a Beetroot Ice Cream

Beetroot Ice Cream Fresh From My Garden
Beetroot Ice Cream Fresh From My Garden

The natural sugars in beets make them perfect for baking, which is why I make a Beet Yeast Bread and a luscious Sweet Beet Cake, that’s way better than a carrot cake. 

beet root cake
Beet Root Cake

Its gorgeous color is cause alone to create recipes around them!

Wake Up And Smell The Hummus – Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus!

Some wild Disney creator whispered these words through Aladdin’s lips for a reason!

Do You Have A Favorite Hummus?

I don’t. I have FOUR!

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus – with red lentils, tahini and salt roasted seeds on top, is a luscious way to enjoy our favorite autumn squash. 
  • Pumpkin Hummus with Chili Oil – an Autumn twist on a classic Mediterranean hummus recipe with fresh pumpkin and the heat of chili oil.
  • Grandma’s Traditional Hummus – The only Authentic Homemade Syrian Hummus, or ‘Homos bi Tahini’ recipe on the internet, unless your ‘jidat’ is tech savvy too!
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
Pumpkin Hummus with Chili Oil
Pumpkin Hummus with Chili Oil

What Is Traditional Hummus?

A classic hummus recipe has been around for a very long time, and is exactly that; classic!

When I was growing up, we often had homemade hummus from scratch, like, really from scratch. 

The ‘from scratch’ version always started with dried chickpeas soaked overnight in a large pot with enough cold water to just cover them. 

A dash of baking soda was always added as they soak to cut down on… well, you know… gas. 

Certainly a good reason to make hummus from scratch!

A few simple ingredients, like tahini (sometimes made from scratch too), garlic, lemon and olive oil, whisked in a blender and hummus was ready!

Grandma's Traditional Syrian Hummus
Grandma’s Traditional Syrian Hummus

Roasted Beet Hummus

A plate of beet pink hummus looks like a party, in and of itself, doesn’t it? 

Oven roasted beets, or pre-cooked beets from your local market, are the start of fabulous appetizer recipes for a variety of occasions. 

But it doesn’t stop there.

Try spreading beet hummus on your favorite sandwiches, toss into Deviled Eggs, or simple have it ready as the perfect appetizer with celery sticks or Pita Bread.

This beetroot hummus recipe comes together quickly in a food processor or blender, and can be made several days ahead, in fact it tastes even better the next day. 

Isn’t a fast appetizer just what we all need during the frenzy of special occasions and holiday food preparation?

beet hummus in hard boiled eggs
Beet Hummus In Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Beetroot Hummus and Avocado Egg Salad – Mediterranean Beet Hummus Deviled Eggs Recipe with beets, tahini and yogurt, for a prettier, healthier version of deviled eggs!
  • Beetroot Goat Cheese Tapas – Roasted beetroot, goat cheese tapas with fresh herbs, is a beautiful, earthy and creamy one-bite stack for a healthy tapas spread.
beet root and goat cheese tapas
Beet Root and Goat Cheese Tapas

How To Make Beet Hummus Mediterranean Style

I can’t stress it enough, how easy beet hummus is to make, so I will explain how to make beet hummus: toss all the ingredients into the food processor or blender, whirl until pureed and that is it! Boom!

The secret to making beet hummus fast, is to have the ingredients already on hand.

Nearly every market has pre-cooked beets in the produce section now, unless you choose to roast them yourself. 

Keeping several cans of a variety of legumes in the pantry is just wise.

Keeping a jar of Tahini in the pantry is just… well, so gourmet of you!

Ingredients

  • Red Beets
  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini
  • Lemon
  • Fresh ginger
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Sumac
  • Salt
  • Fresh Parsley or Basil

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender
  • Sauce pan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Citrus press
  • Box grater
  • Stovetop or burner
beet hummus ingredients
Beet Hummus Ingredients
BEST Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe

Mediterranean Roasted Beet Hummus

An easy beet hummus that is both bright in color and flavor. Cooked beets, chickpeas, tahini, sumac, ginger, lemon and garlic make up this quick exotic hummus recipe.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Roasted Beet Hummus
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender
  • Roasting pan or dish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Oven-baked beetroots
  • 1 cup Canned chickpeas garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup Tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh ginger grated
  • 2 Fresh garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Sumac
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh herbs preferably fresh parsley

Instructions

  • On a baking sheet, wrap unpeeled beets in parchment paper and roast in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until tender. Cool and peels. 
  • In the bowl of a food processor place the cooked beets, along with the remaining ingredients, except for the fresh herbs. Puree until you have obtained a creamy texture, adding a bit more olive oil if needed. 
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and add a drizzle of olive oil across the beetroot dip along with freshly chopped parsley and serve. 
  • Will keep 3-4 days in the fridge. 
    Best served room temperature. 

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