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and over head shot of raw, vegan Red Beet Hummus

If you are not a red beet lover, may I ask that you stick around just long enough for me to share something with you?  They say that beets are one of those vegetables that people either love or hate, it seems there’s no in-between when it comes to the earthy red vegetable… until today!

My husband HATES beets…

BUT he loved this hummus! I almost held back my taste testing spoon from him, knowing that he would wrinkle his nose and purse those lips shut if I dared muttered the word beet.  But, I will never give up on him.

I loaded the spoon, approached him with a sweet innocent grin (keyword, innocent, not mischievous) on my face, keeping my eyes downward as he leaned in to clean the spoon with his lips. Feeding someone beets when they despise them is like looking a tiger in the eye when he hasn’t eaten for 30 days. Basically, it’s not recommended. lol

As he allowed the flavors to expand within his mouth, I quietly stepped back a few paces… if the tiger was going to emerge, I didn’t want to be too close to experience its wrath.

Eyes lowered to the floor, I stood there with my hands folded together in front of me.  My fingers danced as I nervously attempted to lace them together and my big toe drew circles around a fallen raisin (from a few days ago?!) that was laying on the wooden floor.  A bead of sweat popped out above my left brow. I waited patiently.  Never rush a tiger.

He asked for a cracker and another taste test. My knees buckled in shock but quickly regained my composure.  With no crackers in sight, I quickly grabbed some taro chips for him to dip into the hummus.  You can’t afford to delay in moments like this. Seize the moment!  As I handed him a loaded taro chip, my hands shook, my heart raced…. could it be? Could my husband actually like my beet hummus?!  I had to remain calm or else my excitement might have reminded him just how much he thought he hated beets.  You see, I am not new to this game. lol

Personally, I didn’t need a cracker, a taro chip, or sliced raw veggies for dipping… I just needed my spoon and I was good!  Later that night, Bob asked for a snack.  He loves it when I prepare his snacks because somehow I make them so much better and prettier… so he says.  I asked if he wanted salty or sweet. He asked for salty… he said that he wanted more taro chips and THAT DIP.  He munched away, gobbling up the beet hummus, much to his own amazement.  Five stars, highly recommended. :)

I typically don’t eat beets raw unless juiced, but you are welcome to explore this recipe with raw beets and even sprouted chickpeas.  I found out that I don’t care for the taste of sprouted chickpeas (too earthy and bitter for me) so I used cooked ones. Please do what you feel is best for you.  Enjoy and please comment below. Blessings, amie sue

a close up of red beet humus Ingredients:

Yields 2 cups

Preparation:

  1. Dice the beetroots into 1/2 inch cubes and place in a double boiler and steam until tender. Don’t forget to put the lid on. :)
  2. Once done steaming, peel, cool, dice, and place them in the blender.
  3. Add the drained chickpeas, vinegar, almond butter, garlic, paprika, sriracha, salt, and black pepper. Blend until creamy.
  4. You can do this in the food processor, which I first tried, but I prefer the creaminess that is achieved through the blender.
  5. Optional; garnish with minced cilantro and sprinkle white sesame seeds on top.
  6. Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Red Beet Hummus served in a white bowl
Good enough to eat with a spoon!
red-beet-humus2

33 thoughts on “Red Beet Hummus

  1. Ann says:

    Was there a mistake in list? I read almond butter but recipe header “nut free”

  2. Penelope says:

    Hi AmieSue,
    I have a problem (Can’t get rid of the taste or smell…do you hav a remedy?) w/raw garlic and so don’t eat nor make hummus BUT I love beets and would like to try this w/o th garlic. Any suggestions?
    Do you always use organic ingredients in you recipes? I try to use only organic, but it’s so limiting.
    Thanks in advance,
    Penelope

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Penelope,

      You can omit it all together or try powder garlic in a small amount, 1/4 tsp, as see how that works. Raw garlic is much stronger. And I always buy and use organic ingredients whenever possible… that’s a given.

      Have a wonderful day! amie sue :)

  3. Millie says:

    This looks and
    sounds delicious Amy Sue and great for this time of the year! Thank you.!

  4. bonnie says:

    AmieSue you said this is nut free in your title but there is almond butter in it.Not complaining,just saying….don’t mind that it is cooked,it is still very healthy ty :)

  5. Tracey A R Harris says:

    Hello Aimee Sue. I just received this latest post for “Beet Hummus” and am excited because I enjoy the texture, earthy taste and the beautiful rich color. I’ve a few in the fridge and am heading that way. Will share the results. Thank you for sharing your time and gift with me. It’s a joy. Tracey

  6. Debbie Bruce says:

    This looks great! My husband just made some hummus yesterday and we didn’t care for the recipe. I just sent him your recipe and I look forward to making it! Thanks Amie Sue!

  7. Tracey says:

    This looks delicious. I’ve never thought of using beets in hummus. I’m a lover of beets anyway they are prepared. This dish is definatly on my list to make. Wondering if you ever told Bob he was eating beets or is that still our secret? ;)

    • amie-sue says:

      He NOW knows Tracey. hehe He is just as shocked as I am. Just goes to show to never give up on a person. :) I hope you enjoy this recipe. Have a wonderful day, amie sue

      • Tracey says:

        Made this for dinner tonight. So good and I can see how Bob didn’t know there was beets in it. Yum!

        • amie-sue says:

          Oh so glad that you tried it Tracey. I appreciate the feedback. I just got myself some more beets… next up is my favorite dressing. Been craving beets as of late. :) Blessings, amie sue

  8. Christine says:

    I can’t wait to try this…I will make it today :)

  9. I LOVE beet hummus, and I love that this version has sriracha sauce in it ;)

    • amie-sue says:

      We like a little heat too in some of our foods. I hope that you enjoy the recipe. Please keep me posted. Blessings, amie sue

  10. Christina Suter says:

    That’s delicious! What a great idea to use beets. Thanks!

  11. Kay says:

    Delicious! To heck with the crackers or pita, ate it by the spoonful! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Angie says:

    beautiful recipe … thank you … I shared on Blogger and Tumblr

  13. Dee says:

    Hello! I’m not seeing the corrected recipe. What is used in place of the almond butter? Thanks!!

    • amie-sue says:

      What do you mean Dee? “Corrected recipe?”

      • Dee says:

        The recipe calls for Almond butter… is that just eliminated? In your response you say you’ve taken care of that. I thought the recipe had been revised. Thanks!

        • amie-sue says:

          Hello Dee… no nothing was wrong with the recipe. I had nut-free in the title that wasn’t suppose to be there so I removed that from the title. :)

          • Dee says:

            Got it! I’ll try this recipe without the almond butter (tree nut allergy) altogether. Thanks for your quick response. Have a great day!!!

            • amie-sue says:

              Got it. Yes, by all means leave the almond butter out. It adds a nice creaminess but it will still be creamy and delicious. Please let me know what you think Dee. Blessings, amie sue

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