Beet Hummus: An Easy Recipe

For everyone looking to add some color to their winter appetizers, here is a very easy and girly twist on the traditional Lebanese hummus. We invite you to discover the recipe for beet hummus.


Here are the necessary ingredients to prepare beet hummus for 4 people:

1 small can of chickpeas.
1 cooked red beet.
1 half yellow lemon.
1 small clove of garlic.
3 tablespoons of tahini.
2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Note: Tahini is a sesame cream typical of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. This ingredient can be found in organic stores and Lebanese groceries. If you don't have tahini, you can use roasted sesame oil.

Preparation of ingredients

1- Drain the chickpeas while keeping the liquid from the can.

Note: This juice, also known as aquafaba, can be used to thin your beet hummus if the texture is too thick. If you have any leftover, it can be used to replace egg whites in your desserts. Aquafaba is used in vegan baking to make things like meringues or chocolate mousse.

2- Weigh the amount of chickpeas you have, then add half that weight in beetroot. For 270 g of chickpeas, I added 135 g of beetroot.

3- Cut the beetroot into small cubes and set aside.

Beet Hummus Preparation

1- Pour the chickpeas and beetroot cubes into the bowl of a food processor.

2- Add the juice of half a lemon, a small clove of garlic or powdered garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 3 tablespoons of tahini.

3- Blend these ingredients for an extended period, pausing every 30 seconds to protect the motor of your food processor.

4- If the mixture is too thick and difficult to blend, add one to two tablespoons of cooked chickpea juice or aquafaba. The beet hummus should take on a beautiful pink color and a creamy texture.

Tasting Tips

1- Reserve the beet hummus for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator before consuming. This resting time allows all the flavors to develop.

2- Serve the hummus with slices of toasted bread or water crackers as shown in the following picture.

Author: Audrey
Copyright image: Audrey Vautherot
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In French: Le houmous de betterave : une recette facile
En español: Hummus de remolacha: una receta fácil
In italiano: L'hummus di barbabietola: una ricetta facile
Auf Deutsch: Der Rote-Bete-Hummus: ein einfaches Rezept
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