Beetroot Hummus is a dip or spread made with cooked and mashed chickpeas, roasted beetroot, garlic, cumin seeds, lemon juice and Tahini. It’s a popular Middle East and Mediterranean dish but is famous internationally.

Roasted beetroot adds a beautiful Color and more flavour to the hummus. The color is really inviting. Canned chickpeas can be used to speed up the process. Taste in using canned chickpeas and soaking/cooking chickpeas is really negligible.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 10 minutes

Makes : 2 cups

Ingredients :

Soaked and cooked chickpeas : 1 1/2 cups (can use canned chickpeas)

Beetroot: 2 medium

Garlic Cloves : 3 minced

Tahini : 2 tablespoons

Olive oil : 1/4 cup

Lemon : 1 juiced

Cumin : 1 teaspoon

Chickpea liquid : 1/3 cup

Salt : 3/4 teaspoon


Peel, Wash and dice the beetroot. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C and roast the beetroot for 20 minutes. Once taken out, let it cool.

Add all the listed ingredients in a food processor or blender jar and blend till smooth.

Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies. Hummus can be refrigerated for upto a week in a airtight container.