Best Beet Hummus

roasted beet hummus
Roasted beet hummus
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For beet hummus:
1 Beets large, scrubbed, ends sliced off, sliced into 2-inch wedges
1 head Garlic the top sliced off
2 tbsp Olive oil divided
¾ cup Red lentils
2 tbsp Tahini
3 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Cumin ground
¼ tsp Turmeric ground
⅛ tsp Black pepper
For homemade pita chips:
2 Whole-wheat pitas cut into wedges
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 pinch Smoked Paprika
1 pinch Kosher Salt

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Best Beet Hummus


The Best Beet Hummus comes together in just a few simple steps. Simply roast the beets and garlic in the oven, cook the red lentils, and then blend everything together with fragrant spices, lemon juice, and olive oil. It’s super creamy, flavorful, and healthy to boot. I like serving this with homemade pita chips made from our whole-wheat pita recipe. Perfect easy appetizer or snack.

Unlike traditional hummus recipes, this one replaces chickpeas with red lentils. This yields super smooth and creamy hummus without having to peel off the chickpea skins or boil the chickpeas with baking soda. Packed with the flavor punch of cumin, roasted garlic, turmeric, smoked paprika, and lemon juice, this deeply flavorful dip is an absolute winner. If you are feeling fancy, make whole-wheat pita bread from scratch.

To make the Best Beet Hummus, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Best Beet Hummus

Steps to make Best Beet Hummus


Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 375 ℉.


Prepare beets and garlic


Place beet wedges and 1 head garlic on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with salt to taste. Toss to coat. Wrap the garlic in parchment paper.




Roast for about 35 minutes or until the beets are fork-tender.


Cook red lentils


Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine ¾ cup red lentils and 1 ½ cups water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Strain to remove any excess water.


Combine hummus ingredients


In a food processor, combine the cooked red lentils, roasted beet wedges, half of the roasted and peeled garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons tahini, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, and the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Blend all until smooth for 2-3 minutes, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides. Add more oil or cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach the desired texture.


To make homemade pita chips


To a small bowl, add the remaining roasted and peeled garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a pinch of smoked paprika and salt. Mash the garlic with a fork.


Roast pita wedges


Place the pita wedges on a baking sheet and brush with the garlic olive oil mixture. Roast at 375 ℉ for 5 to 10 minutes until crispy and golden brown.



Serve with an extra drizzle of olive oil and pita chips.

The Best Beet Hummus is healthy, deeply flavorful and easy. Made this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Red lentils? Great substitution!

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