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Smoky Beetroot Hummus

This smoky beetroot hummus has a vibrant color and tastes wonderful. Who knows, maybe you'll even win over friends and family who don't like beets! Beetroots contain potent phytonutrients called betalains, which give them their vibrant red and golden colors and boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 6


  • 2 cup chickpeas
  • 1 medium red beet pre-steamed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Red pepper flakes


  • Add all of the ingredients except the red pepper flakes to a food processor and blend until smooth, stopping and scraping down the sides a couple of times. If it's too thick or not blending, add extra water 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes if desired.


  • Be careful when preparing and handling the beet, as it can easily stain.