Beat the heat this summer with Beet Hummus! The humble beet may not be the first thing you reach for when you want to whip up a bowl of creamy hummus. But when you see and taste this one-of-a-kind hummus, it soon will be! You and your kids will love the rich flavor of this nutritious snack-able dip that takes just a few quick minutes to blend together.
Ordinarily, your kids might not go for beets. But when blended into a colorful hummus dip, they are much more likely to give them a go! The beets give the hummus an earthy flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. If your kids like traditional hummus, they’ll love beet hummus too!
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How To Make Beet Hummus
At snack time or dinner, our families are happier when there’s some hummus among us! This dynamic dip can be classy or casual — it all depends on how you serve it. It’s both a versatile dip and a hearty spread. We love just about any kind of hummus, but beet hummus boasts a unique flavor and fun color that makes it a joy to eat.
One of the best things about hummus is that it’s simple to make yourself. Using a food processor or blender, you can make your own hummus that’s better than what you’ll find at the store.
For this recipe, start by chopping the beets into small pieces. We recommend cutting them into one-inch cubes to make them easier to blend. Fresh beets are difficult to blend, though, so boil them in just a little bit of water to soften them up. This helps you achieve an irresistible creamy texture in your beet hummus.
- blender or food processor
- 3 small to medium red beets cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 15 ounce can chickpeas
- 1 lemon zested
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp cumin
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Boil the beets in about ¼ inch of water in a small saucepan until tender. Drain and add to a blender or food processor.
- Add remaining ingredients and blending until smooth, about 1 minute.
- OPTIONAL: Garnish with feta cheese and cilantro.
What Beats Beets?
Beets sometimes get overlooked in the produce department which is a major shame because they’re packed with nutrients! Vitamins B9 and C mean this vibrant veggie can help your kids beet a cold and stay healthy through summer or the school year. Beets are also a great source of fiber and minerals like potassium and iron.
Add a nutritional boost to your kids’ day with this beet hummus. It makes a delicious dip for fluffy pita bread, crunchy chips, or crisp veggies like celery, broccoli, or carrots. But you can get even more creative with it, too! Try spreading it on sandwiches or in wraps. It’s the perfect complement for falafel and shawarma rolls.
Hummus keeps well for a few days, so you can make it and snack on it throughout the week. Store it in an airtight container and it will remain fresh for up to five days. It’s also great for packing in lunches for school, work, or summertime activities. To keep it cool and tasty, pack it in an insulated lunchbox next to an ice pack.
What’s your favorite way to serve this beet hummus? Did your family find its flavor unbeetable? Tell us in the comments or tag us in photos of your colorful hummus on Instagram @theproducemoms.