I was first introduced to beet hummus by my Dad, and I was hooked. This is one of the many reasons this recipe I’m sharing with you today came to life. I love a beet hummus! It’s vibrant, beautiful, and tastes amazing. My dad has a natural green thumb that’s resulted in an amazing garden, one of the many luxuries I love about visiting home. You can find him whipping up all kinds of delicious dips and recipes packed with simple and nourishing organic ingredients from his garden. I’m always so inspired by his creativity. I was lucky enough to use organic garden beets from his garden for this recipe, he was visiting recently and left me a batch… score!
Let’s talk about beets a little bit…
Beets are an acquired taste, not everyone is going to love them. I think once you have discovered a way to enjoy them, that’s when you get hooked! I wasn’t a huge fan of beets growing up, but once I had them in hummus and delicious salads I was sold. Beets are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. They’re unquestionably an excellent nutritious food to add into recipes. Beets are also quite versatile, they can be enjoyed raw or cooked. The benefits of beets are pretty incredible, they contain anti-inflammatory + disease fighting properties, detoxify the blood, boost stamina, and support heart + liver health.
Beet hummus naturally delivers a sweeter taste and pairs nicely with other flavourful ingredients; lemon, lime, dill, basil, mint, garlic, tahini, and black pepper are a few to name. I love a citrusy kick to my hummus, anyone else? Adding fresh squeezed lemon into any dip recipe is key for me, this is another reason the Lemon Beet Hummus came to life. The enjoyment of making your own homemade dip is that you always know exactly what’s going into it, and you can alter it to suit your taste + texture desires accordingly. This hummus recipe is packed with some pretty simple ingredients that deliver a ton of flavour and nutrition.
The Lemon Beet Hummus recipe is extremely versatile. I love versatility, it feeds creativity and allows you to experiment using one recipe multiple ways. Chop up some fresh raw veggies or use any of your favourite healthy snacks to dip into this nutritious beet hummus. Add this hummus into a nourishing buddha bowl for some added nutrition and flavour, use it as a spread for a vibrant and healthy sandwich, or one of my favourites… avo toast!
Lemon Beet Hummus
Dairy free, vegan, nutrient dense, sweet & citrusy, Lemon Beet Hummus
- Cook beets ahead of time. Chop cooked beets into cubes for blending.
- Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until pureed hummus consistency is achieved.
- Add more ingredients as needed for desired taste and texture needs.
- Store Lemon Beet Hummus in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recommendation– Do a batch cook of beets so you have some left over to easily throw into other meals. Beets are a great nutritious food option to have on hand and ready to go. You can always freeze any prepped beets you don’t think you’ll finish. Sometimes I chop and freeze my cooked beets to use on a later day for things like smoothies, dips, and soups!
If you give this hummus recipe a go, be sure to let me know. Tag your recipes with the hashtag #thenourishedvibe so I can see your healthy creations! Let me know your favourite homemade hummus recipe combinations, or any dip creations you love.