Don’t be intimidated by making hummus at home. It’s actually quite easy, and it comes out so creamy and delicious. It takes only a few minutes including making your own tahini. You can adapt the flavors to your liking. For this recipe I wanted the beautiful color of beets, and made Roasted Red Beet Hummus.

I make the tahini at the same time right in the food processor with the hummus. All you need is toasted sesame seeds, olive oil, a can of chickpeas, some garlic, a little lemon juice, salt, water, and whatever flavor you want to add, in this case of course, the beets.

Have fun experimenting.

I served this Roasted Red Beet Hummus with toasted pita chips.

roasted red beet hummus

Roasted Red Beet Hummus

This creamy hummus recipe is so pretty with the addition of red beets.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Small Plate
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 1 red beet peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Peheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Toss the beets with a little olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
  • In a food processor, add the sesame seeds and process until they turn to a powder. They won't get completely smooth at this stage, but don't worry, they will get smoother when we add the other ingredients.
  • Add the salt, and while the processor is spinning, slowly add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Scrape down the sides.
  • Add the chickpeas, beets, garlic, and lemon juice. Start the processor and while it is spinning, slowly add an additional 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the water, and process until smooth and creamy. The water will help it become smooth and fluffy.
  • When serving, drizzle with a little olive oil.


You don't need to use parchment on the baking sheet, but it helps with clean up. You could also use foil.
Keyword hummus, red beets, tahini

roasted red beet hummus

roasted red beet hummus