Beet Humus

I modified this from the blog Simply Recipes. Even if I were a beet hater, I would make this dip just to look at it. My husband says it is a deep maroon color, I say it’s a dead ringer for Pantone 249.

1 pound beets (about 6 medium sized beets), trimmed, scrubbed clean, cooked (roasted, steamed or boiled), peeled, and cubed
1/3 cup tahini sesame seed paste
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1-2 clove garlic, chopped
Zest from one lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth.
  • Chill for an hour to let flavors meld.
  • Serve with pita chips, vegetables or use as a sandwich spread. Store for up to a week in a refrigerator.

This post is a part of The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter.

2 Responses to “Beet Humus”

  1. Su says:

    Yum…. I love beets, esp. this time of year. I’ve got a can of beets that’s been sitting my cupboard forever. How do you think canned beets would work in this recipe?

  2. kara says:

    Hi Su,
    Yes, canned beets would work. Let me know if you try it!

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