Un-Beet-able Hummus - A Healthy Twist To The Vegan Favorite

Un-Beet-able Hummus - A Healthy Twist To The Vegan Favorite



If you follow a plant-based or vegan diet, you will know that there is one thing you just cannot live without: hummus!

And even if you are not vegan, we're sure you love hummus just as much!

Hummus is like that reliable buddy that will never let you down, and everyone loves him.

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.

We took this yummy vegan favorite and added a delicious, vibrant, healthy twist with beetroot!

the magic of hummus


The ingredients used in hummus offer many health benefits. You can enjoy this super tasty dip without any guilt!

  • Hummus is naturally vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and nut-free. 
  • Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein.
  • Hummus contains iron, copper, magnesium, folate, phosphorus, potassium, and B vitamins.
  • Chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil contain antioxidants that can fight inflammation.
  • With 6 grams of dietary fiber per 3.5 ounces (100 grams), you will improve your digestive health.
  • Chickpeas have a low glycemic index (GI) which has a slower and more balanced effect on blood sugar levels.
  • The healthy fats, protein, fiber, and antioxidants found in chickpeas and olive oil may reduce risk factors for heart diseases and lower bad cholesterol levels.


Hummus is incredibly versatile; you can enjoy it with almost everything!

Due to its spread-like consistency, hummus is often served as a dip or used as a spread.

Spread hummus on your wraps or sandwiches instead of high-calorie processed spreads like mayonnaise. 

Or dip your favorite veggies or tortilla chips with hummus for a protein-packed, healthy snack.

Hummus is widely available at supermarkets but often contains unnecessary ingredients. Instead, make your own at home and save on calories, preservatives, and money! 

You could also make various flavor variations by adding extra ingredients such as curry, roasted garlic, basil pesto, or beetroot.

There really are no limitations, so feel free to experiment and discover some exciting combos!



Adding beetroot to your hummus is an easy and fast variation to add a pop of color and goodness!

Not only will the end result look gorgeous with its deep purplish color, but beetroot is another powerful nutrient-dense vegetable, taking your hummus to the next level!


  • 1 can drained chickpeas or 1/2 cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 3 tbs tahini
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 medium clove of garlic
  • 1 medium steamed or roasted beetroot
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1-2 tbs ice water
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: Chopped mint or parsley, walnuts, and chickpeas


  • Steam or roast your beetroot until soft.
  • Pulse chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, beetroot, and salt in a high-speed blender.
  • While the blender is still running, gradually add the olive oil and blend until smooth.
  • Add the ice water if you need a smoother, runnier consistency.
  • Garnish and serve with your favorite snacks.