Craving more?

sign up and get new recipes sent straight to your inbox!

Beet Hummus in a bowl surrounded by crackers, sliced cucumbers, and naan bread.

Beet Hummus

Delicious beet hummus with ricotta, chickpeas and coriander. 
prep time 10 mins
cook time 1 hr 5 mins
total time 1 hr 15 mins
servings: 8 servings
calories: 83kcal
author: Whitney Wright


  • 6 oz red beet scrubbed clean
  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (I use fresh lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • olive oil for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425. Wrap beet in foil and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Roast for 60-75 minutes or until a fork pierces the center of the beet with ease. Let cool 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. 
  • Rub the beet with a paper towel to remove the skin. (should fall off easily). Trim the root end off. Chop the beet into large chunks. 
  • In a food processor, add chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, ricotta, garlic, salt, pepper, and coriander. Process until smooth. 
  • Add the large beet chunks to the pureed foods. Process again until smooth. 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the beet hummus to a bowl and top with olive oil and a sprinkle of poppy seeds if desired. 
  • Serve with naan, crackers, pretzels, carrots, cucumbers, and/or bagel chips. 


Hummus will last for 4 days. Store in airtight container and keep in refrigerator.
Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Did you make this recipe?Leave a comment or share a photo on Instagram and tag @saltandbaker and hashtag it #saltandbaker.