Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus
Creamy pink hummus flavored with fresh garlic, roasted beets, lemon and a sprinkle of thyme.
Happy December everybody! I hope you all had a nice long weekend.
Mine was spent working every day but Sunday so that explains why I’ve been relatively quiet on the internets lately. Then yesterday was spent in the kitchen hoping to make up for lost time so I’m feeling just a little pooped. But it’s Monday which means it’s time to start all over again. No rest for the weary!
Alright, how about I stop my whining and address the pink elephant in the room?
I might not say it on here that much but I majorly heart hummus. Like if you were to go out to eat with me and order some I would “accidentally” eat the entire thing. Especially if the texture is just right. You know what I’m talking about. Smooth, rich and creamy…the kind that feels like silk on your taste buds.
I usually buy hummus at the store (on a weekly basis) because a. I’m lazy and b. for some reason when I make it at home it never comes out as smooth. But man, it is so much cheaper to make your own and when you have an addiction like I do, you need to find a way to pinch a few pennies to help stock your supply.
Luckily with a little research I discovered there’s a trick to making it nice and silky. Are you ready for this?
You have to pop the skin off of each individual chickpea.
You left, didn’t you?
I know, you probably think I’m a nut job but listen, it really works! And it might even make for a fun activity for kids or an excuse to spend a little quality time catching up with your favorite person. Brandon and I had a grand ‘ol time poppin’ off chickpea skins together.
As far as this flavor goes, beets might not be everybody’s favorite thing but they should be. They’re full of super healthy antioxidants, a host of other vitamins and minerals, and they make for one purdy hummus!
If you’re wondering whether or not this tastes like beets, yes, it does. But I would still encourage beet-haters to try it. It has all of the deliciousness of a classic hummus with the flavors of fresh garlic, tahini, and salt. Then the sprinkle of fresh thyme on top really brings everything together, making it taste as vibrant as it looks.
It’s perfect for an eye-catching appetizer at a party or just for a healthy snack at home. I like it to eat with soft whole wheat naan, crunchy crackers, baby carrots and a tall glass of red wine. Creamy pink perfection!
Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus
Yield: 24 ounces
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 20
- 3 medium red beets (approx. 1 and 1/2 cups), roasted*, peeled and chopped
- 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- fresh thyme for garnish
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add water a little at a time to thin. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
*Refer to this post for a tutorial on how to roast beets
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I’m sorry you didn’t get much time off, hopefully you will have some around Christmas! I so understand making up for lost time in the kitchen and it can be exhausting! I love hummus and I even more so love this awesome bright pink color! Hummus and beets are two of my favorite things and I just want to dip everything into this hummus!
this really is the best spread ever – if for nothing more, the color!
The color of this is phenomenal. Small confession, I thought this said roast beef hummus…. I almost spit out my water! I was like what the???
lol I’m relieved!! :)
I’m with you, I’m a HUGE hummus fan. I’m not a big beet lover, but wow, the color of this hummus is so vibrant and pretty! I’m laughing at your comments about popping off the chickpea skins…. I’m going food shopping later & now I need to make sure to buy tahini so I make some homemade hummus too!
I love the look of this- such a beautiful color! I’m surprised there aren’t skinless chickpeas out there already to buy!
I used to make hummus every single week until recently when David decided he didn’t want to eat beans anymore. I LOVE beet hummus. You can’t beat the color and flavor! I have to admit, I don’t think I could ever get myself to peel garbanzo beans…I’m definitely too lazy for that step, but I still think it comes out great!
haha and the peeling-chickpea thing explains why the vast majority of my hummus is store bought :-p although it might be worth it for this though! Love roasted beets.
I want to make this just because I love the color SO MUCH! And I also like beets, so that’s convenient.
This is the prettiest hummus I’ve ever seen! I wouldn’t say I have a hummus addition but I may have a spinach artichoke dip addiction. ….not the same thing, but both dips and appetizers so kind of the same thing?
Confession: I have yet to try making my own hummus… and I completely blame that on the fact that I love the ones I buy in the stores and I’m afraid that mine will never come out that way. But… peeling the chickpeas, you say? I’ve actually done that on a handful of occasions when I was roasting them, and I have to admit that I don’t even mind the task — it’s mind numbingly relaxing :lol: Oh, and I’m totally crushing on the colour of this <3
That’s the prettiest hummus ever! I doubt you’ll catch me peeling chickpeas, though, haha. So sorry you’ve had to work so much. Hopefully you’ll get a much-deserved break soon!
Sheesh girl, you are one busy lady! I hope you get some time off this week to catch up on R&R! Canyoubelieve I’ve never made beet hummus?!! It sounds absolutely fab and I bet I’d be hardpressed to get my face off of it before anyone else could try it. I wanna spread it on all the things! Happy belated Thanksgiving and Happy Monday, lady!
I’m a hummus lover too! And this one is such a cool flavor and color. Thanks for sharing! :)
I love hummus and have never made my own! Guess I will have to prepare myself to skin chick peas. This looks delicious!
Well isn’t this the prettiest hummus ever!! I love that color!
We have a hummus addiction at our house too – we go through a kinda crazy amount :) Most of the time I just buy it out of pure laziness but I sure do love making it too!
That color is amazing!! I usually just buy store-bought hummus so we always have it on hand, but it’s fun to make when I have time!
that color! I just want to dive right in!
This is beautiful! I’m a big beet lover so they’re actually a plus for me. And the idea of peeling chickpeas did sound tedious at first, but when you mentioned that it was a team effort I realized it’s not so bad! My boyfriend makes his own hummus, so we eat a lot of it here. It’ll be interesting to make this kind for a change!
Look at the gorgeous color of this dip! I’ve been meaning to make beet hummus for the longest time, but I still haven’t done it yet! Definitely keeping your tip about skinning the chickpeas in mine the next time I make a batch of hummus!
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The color of this hummus is simply mesmerizing, Sarah. Love it!
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