Roasted Beet Hummus

I decided that this year for the Power of Pink, I wanted to try to make things that are naturally pink. In the past, I’ve always relied on food coloring or colored M&Ms to make my pink foods. I’m just upping the ante for myself.

I starred this recipe in my Google Reader a long time ago so that I’d remember to make it in October. This hummus is seriously BRIGHT PINK! It’s kind of weird to eat something this color, but the color all natural due to the beets.

The flavor of the hummus isn’t overly beet-y, which I was actually disappointed about… I have only recently started eating beets and this was the first time I ever bought some and prepared them at home (woohoo that means I’ve finished something on my 30-by-30!)

Hubby and I enjoyed this hummus on pita chips, fresh raw veggies, sandwiches, you name it. Next time I’d cut back on the cumin, but that’s just personal preference.

I’m entering this in the Power of Pink Challenge. Be sure to submit your entry by the end of the month by making something PINK!

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Roasted Beet Hummus

Yield: ~3 cups


1-2 medium beets
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped finely
3 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup tahini or sesame paste
1 Tbsp cumin
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. On a large roasting pan covered with foil, roast the beets for 40-70 minutes, or until smooth when poked with a fork. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then peel and cut into small chunks.

In a small frying pan, heat the tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onions and garlic and saute until soft, about 4 minutes.

Whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl.

In a food processor, chop the beets, onions, garlic, and chickpeas together until smooth. Add the tahini and cumin, and process again. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then replace the lid. While the blades are running, slowly add the lemon juice and olive oil mixture until the hummus is at your desired consistency.

Recipe from Erin's Food Files

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10 Responses to “Corn Tomato and Avocado Salad”

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    Cate — June 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    This looks like such a perfect summer salad. I would definitely add a ton of cilantro. I love it!

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    oneordinaryday — June 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Looks perfect. Yum.

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    Colleen — June 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Your pictures look great! I am glad you liked this – I need to make it again soon!

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    Mermaid Sweets — June 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    oh Yum, I will have to try this. Way to improvise in the kitchen, looks like your kitchen is still in the works.

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    thecookingnurse — June 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I have seen this recipe floating around and I must try it!

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    Ingrid — June 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I’m in so long as I can pick out the tomatoes! 🙂 Not a fan of them.

    Btw, I made your 40 clove chicken in the slow cooker…..HOLY COW, was that good and so easy (best part)! I’d made it before but a different recipe and not in the slow cooker. My honey actually put it all in the crockpot. My Mom loved it!

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    ellysaysopa — June 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I saved this from Colleen’s site, too. It looks so good. A perfect summer salad!

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    Jen — June 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It is so good. For anyone who’s thinking about making it. DO IT! I also made it again the other day. I didn’t have an avocado around, so I just mixed in a packet of Wholly Guacomole instead. It was delicious.

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    Katie — July 2, 2009 at 12:44 am

    YUMMY! It looks great and perfect for the summer!

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    thecookingnurse — July 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Update! I made this and added a few additional ingredients. I love it!

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