The world of dips and spreads is a fun one. Everyone seems to have their favorites, and the options are endless, but one thing is for certain: hummus is king. No other spread can overshadow the universal love for this dip, and we get it!
But, what’s the only thing that could top the beloved original hummus? Well, pink hummus, of course!
This delicious beet hummus recipe is so good you’ll make it on repeat. Sweet, creamy, savory, and, did I mention gorgeous? Get ready to add another spread to your ultimate top 3 list! And get your camera ready, because is definitely an Instagram-worthy dish.
It seems like hummus is everywhere these days and there’s isn’t a dinner party, picnic or gathering without it. Hummus is a must!
This shouldn’t come as a surprise because hummus has it all. It’s vegan, healthy, nutritious, and packed with plant-based protein. The best part? It requires only a few simple ingredients, and it’s easy and quick to prepare. Toss chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and spices in a food processor, a few pulses and voila!
But pink hummus with beetroots? It’s the new best thing! It’s way more fun tot eat and packed with extra nutrients from the roasted beets.
Beets: The vibrant and earthy flavor of two medium-sized cooked or roasted beetroots is the driving force behind the stunning pink hue of this hummus. Not only do they add a burst of color, but they also infuse a subtly sweet and slightly earthy taste that sets this hummus apart. You can buy store-bought cooked beets, use beets from a can, bake them yourself, or cook them in the microwave.
Chickpeas: A can of chickpeas forms the creamy base of our Pink Hummus. These protein-packed legumes provide a smooth and velvety texture, creating a perfect canvas for the striking beetroot color and flavor to shine through.
Tahini: Three tablespoons of tahini add a rich, nutty depth to the hummus, enhancing its creaminess and providing a delightful contrast to the sweetness of the beetroots. Tahini contributes to the well-balanced and savory profile of the dip.
Garlic: Two cloves of garlic are the aromatic backbone of this recipe. They bring a pleasant pungency that complements the sweetness of the beetroots and adds a hint of warmth to each bite.
Lemon: The juice of one large lemon provides a bright and zesty kick to the hummus, balancing the earthiness of the beetroots and enhancing the overall freshness of the dish. For additional flavor, zest the lemon with a microplane or zester and add the zest in as well!
Cumin: Half a teaspoon of ground cumin introduces a subtle smokiness and an earthy undertone that pairs harmoniously with the beetroots, creating a depth of flavor that lingers on the palate.
Step 1: Cook your beets! You can do this in the microwave, oven, or buy pre-cooked beets.
Step 2: Add all the hummus ingredients to a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. If desired, add a tablespoon or two of water and blend further.
Step 3: Scoop the hummus onto a dish or into a bowl rotating the back of spoon to create a nice texture on top. Dress with your toppings, and enjoy!
Pink hummus uses beets to give it that beautiful pink color! Cooked beets not only contribute their vibrant color but also a subtle earthy sweetness to the hummus.
Yes, beet hummus can be a nutritious and healthful addition to your diet. Beets, the primary ingredient giving the hummus its vibrant color, are rich in essential nutrients. They contain fiber, vitamins such as folate and vitamin C, minerals like potassium and manganese, and antioxidants.
Homemade hummus can typically last in the refrigerator for about 3 to 5 days. To increase the longevity of your hummus, promptly store it in an airtight container in the fridge after making it. Keep it sealed when not in use.