Why We Like It
Yes, you can even make hummus with beets! And not just any beets...roasted beets! Roasting the beets with balsamic vinegar gives them a fantastic dynamic flavor and, of course, gives the hummus a remarkable color! Of course, if you want to try to "sneak" the beets into the hummus...try using golden beets!
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Roast the Beets:
Place the cubed beets on foil-lined baking sheet. Add oil and balsamic on top of the beets. Place another piece of foil over the beets and seal the edges around the beets to create and packet. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
Make the hummus:
Add to a food processor or blender, along with the roasted beets. Blend until smooth.
Serve and Enjoy!
Top with toasted pine nuts, or toasted nuts of your choice. Serve immediately with pita chips or fresh veggies such as carrots, celery, or cucumber slices.
You can make this recipe come together even easier by roasting the beets ahead of time! Peeling is optional. If you want to peel the beets, you can either cut the peel off the beets before cutting into cubes and roasting, or you can roast the beets whole (which takes a little more time) then after roasting, the peel will easily come off (but get ready…the beets will stain your hands).
Toasting nuts is easy! Simply place nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat and toast until browned and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Remember to stir often so they brown evenly!
Nutrition Information for one serving (with optional pine nuts)
- Calories: 185
- Fat: 14 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 12 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Fiber: 3.5 g
- Sugars: 4 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Sodium: 100 mg