Roasted Beet Hummus

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
The beet flavor (if not the color) in this dip is very subtle, with a nutty edge from walnuts and walnut oil, concentrated sources of fat and flavor. Pair with crunchy crudités.


Serves 12 (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
Total time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 73
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 2.8 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 134 mg
Calcium 16 mg


1 small red beet
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
4 garlic cloves, halved
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons walnut oil
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Leave root and 1 inch stem on beet; scrub with a brush. Wrap beet in foil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 35 minutes. Add walnuts and garlic to pan. Bake 7 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Cool 10 minutes. Trim off beet root; rub off skin. Cut beet into quarters.

3. Place garlic in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add beet, and process until very finely chopped. Add walnuts, lemon rind, and remaining ingredients. Process until smooth.


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Kimberly Holland,

Cooking Light

July 2014
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