By Jenn
Sep 30, 2020

Beetroot Hummus: Add Some Variety to Your Meals

Beetroot Hummus

I have always been a fan of hummus as it is so quick and easy to make.  However, there comes a time when you need a little bit of flare in your life.  This beetroot hummus is great to put on your toast along with avocado or even just use it as a dip with a whole wheat pita.  Alternatively, if you wanted to go super healthy you could serve it with carrot sticks, red pepper and, or cucumber.

How is Beetroot Hummus Good For You?

This popular Middle Eastern dip is crammed with healthy ingredients.  Not only does it contain healthy vitamins and minerals that have impressive benefits such as reduced inflammation, improved blood sugar levels and cholesterol.  The healthy ingredients keep you fuller for longer and aid digestion. 

Beetroot Hummus

What You’ll Need

Chickpeas

Rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, they offer a variety of health benefits including weight management, improved digestion, and may reduce the risk of certain diseases.  Also because they are high in protein, chickpeas make a great protein replacement for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. 

Beetroot

Beetroots are packed with essential nutrients and fiber, folate, (vitamin B9), manganase, iron and vitamin C.  It can assist with improved blood flow, low blood pressure and increased exercise performance.

Garlic

Garlic has been used since the Greeks to treat a variety of medical conditions which can help combat sickness, including the common cold.  It can also reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. 

Fresh lemon juice

Lemons are high in vitamin C which assists with immune system health and also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.  Lemons may also help to control weight, protect against anemia, cancer and prevent kidney stones.

Tahini paste

Tahini is full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, is rich in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties.  These compounds help protect liver and kidney function, may decrease the risk of certain diseases and strengthen the nervous system. 

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a great cooking choice as it is rich in monounsaturated fats and could potentially reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease.  It also reduces inflammation that can assist in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Ground Cumin

Used in traditional medicine, cumin is a rich source of iron, promotes digestion and may promote weight loss, fat reduction and inflammation.

Paprika

Rich in vitamins and minerals and also full of antioxidants which may assist in healthy vision, improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

Salt

Acts as an electrolyte in the body and assists with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

How to Make Beetroot Hummus

Well, this recipe could not get any easier…. Use a food processor or hand held blender and blend the chickpeas, garlic and beetroot together.  Then add the rest of the ingredients – be careful with the lemon juice and olive oil as you don’t want the mixture to be too runny.  Add a bit at a time until you get the right consistency.

How to Store and Make Ahead

The great thing about this recipe is that you will be able to fill a large 400g jar (and maybe a little bit more) with wonderful, healthy beetroot hummus.   Store in the fridge and eat within a week.

More Healthy Hummus Recipes

If you try this beetroot hummus recipe or have a comment then feel free to leave a rating and let me know.  I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make, thanks!

 
Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Hummus is a great way to add a bit of variety to your meals.  You incorporate it on your toast in the morning or use it for a traditional snack with carrots, cucumber, peppers or even add it as a side to your salad.
This popular Middle Eastern dip is crammed with healthy ingredients.  Not only does it contain healthy vitamins and minerals that have impressive benefits such as reduced inflammation, improved blood sugar levels and cholesterol.  The healthy ingredients keep you fuller for longer and aid digestion. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients
  

  • 430 g Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 Medium sized beetroots cooked
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 3 tbsp Tahini Paste
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika Optional

Instructions
 

  • Add chickpeas, garlic and beetroot into a food processor and mix until it is ground down.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it is like a paste
Keyword Quick and easy
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National Library of Medicine, 2016, Pubmed, “Citrus Flavonoids as Regulators of Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis”, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27146015/

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