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January 31, 2019

Beet Hummus (Oil-Free)

Rich in beautiful pink color, this Beet Hummus puts traditional hummus to shame. Completely plant-based and oil-free, Beet Hummus is only 5 ingredients!

Beet Hummus

I can't stop looking at this hummus. It's so gorgeous. I love the pink hues.

Beets are such a cool vegetable. They are a root vegetable (meaning they grow in the ground) filled with fiber, vitamin C, and folate. Their deep red color lets us know that they are filled with antioxidants. And they're gorgeous. Have I said that already?

Beets have a slightly sweet taste that goes well with a hummus recipe. Not too strong or overpowering, beets show up and add their color and flavor in the perfect proportions. In this recipe we'll be using cooked beets which create a light and smooth hummus texture. So good!

One of the things I love most about hummus is that it's very easy to make. All you have to do is throw the ingredients into the food processor and blend. No chopping or prepping. Just dump and process. (If you want another hummus recipe, be sure to check out my Sweet Potato Hummus too!)

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: Be sure to buy a can of chickpeas with no added ingredients like salt. If you can only find chickpeas with added salt, omit the salt from the recipe.
  • Beet: You'll want to use a cooked beet for this recipe. See instructions below.
  • Sunflower Seed Butter: Traditionally, hummus has tahini. But I like using sunflower seed butter because I think it has a sweeter, milder flavor.
  • Garlic: For an umami kick.
  • Aquafaba: To keep the recipe oil-free we'll use aquafaba. Aquafaba is just the liquid from a can of chickpeas. When you open the can, pour the liquid into a measuring cup and then drain and rinse the chickpeas like normal.
  • Spices: Cumin and salt. Cumin is a traditional hummus ingredient. Salt enhances all the other flavors. Add as much as you'd like, to taste.

Beet Hummus

How to Cook a Beet

You'll need a cooked beet for this recipe. I've tried using store-bought cooked beets and canned beets in this recipe, and the color and flavor is not as bright and fresh.

For best results buy raw beets and roast them.

To roast, cover a large beet in aluminum foil and bake at 400 for 40-50 minutes, until it's fork tender. Let cool completely, then use in this recipe.

How to make Beet Hummus

Step 1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Reserve 1/4 cup of aquafaba to use in the hummus.

Step 2. Add the chickpeas, cooked beet, sunflower seed butter, aquafaba, garlic, cumin, and salt into the bowl of the food processor and process until smooth. Done!

Enjoy this Beet Hummus with vegetables, plant-based chips, or on a spoon.

Beet Hummus

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for the beauty of your creation. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to enjoy it. Amen.

Related Recipes

Do you love hummus as much as I do? You'll definitely enjoy these other bean dips:

Beet Hummus (Oil-Free)

Rich in beautiful pink color, this Beet Hummus puts traditional hummus to shame. Completely plant-based and oil-free, Beet Hummus is only 5 ingredients!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

10

min

cook:

0

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 1 Large Beet cooked
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Aquafaba
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Reserve 1/4 cup of aquafaba to use in the hummus.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography