Creamy beet hummus made with beets, chickpeas, tahini, garlic and herbs makes for an easy, flavorful, and healthy appetizer or side dish that looks pretty too!
I loveeeee me some hummus. It is one of my favorite snacks for my afternoon hanger, and is also one of my favorite dips to make for get togethers. There are so many flavor options, it is easy (and cheap!) to make, plus it is a great healthy option to throw on the tables to nourish your friends and family at a party that might be filled with less wholesome options 🙂
I always like making my own hummus because hummus in stores is EXPENSIVE but you can get some chickpeas and beets for like $1 each! It is worth the few minutes it takes to throw together – the only hard part is cleaning the food processor! But that is what husbands are for 😉
If you like this recipe I encourage you to also try my spinach and artichoke hummus, my savory pumpkin hummus (perfect for fall coming up!) definitelyyy try my spicy thai peanut hummus, and if you are looking for something different you MUST try dessert hummus – don’t be scared of them they are so good! I have a bunch but you can check out my salted chocolate pecan dessert hummus and the others will be linked from there!
Let’s Make Some Creamy Beet Hummus!
Okay so you are going to hate me but I am going to tell you to start by removing the skins from your chickpeas (after you drain and rinse them). I KNOW this is tedious, but it will yield a creamier hummus! You don’t have to do it, but I think it is worth it.
After that, it is super easy you just throw everything in your food processor and it does all the work! I added some chili oil and cayenne to mine because I love a little spice, but you can omit those if that isn’t your jam (or just use cayenne if you don’t have chili oil). Also I say below that you can salt to taste. I’d start with about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp and see how you like it and then add from there. I am kinda a salt-aholic so I will let you decide for yourself 😛
Then easy peasy you are ready to go! Serve with your favorite crackers or veggies, pictured you see Angelic Bakehouse’s crisps (we love them!).
In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:
- a food processor
- a strainer/colander
- possibly a spoon to push down on the sides of the processor as you go
If you try this recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know what you think! If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and show some love!
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