Beet Hummus {CtBF}

I love hummus and I love beets, so I was intrigued by this week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe for Beet Hummus, this shocking pink dip.  The hummus couldn’t be easier to make which was perfect since I’m fighting a cold and have barely left the house in days.

All the ingredients are pureed in the food processor.  The most time-consuming task was roasting a beet.  The usual suspects in hummus were part of the ingredient list (garlic, lemon, chickpeas, and tahini), but to be honest, the beet overpowered it all.  While the color is fun, I found the flavor to be cloyingly sweet.  I forgot to sprinkle the top with some za’atar, which might have changing the mix.

All in all, in the future, I’ll take my hummus and beets separately, please.

To see what my friends at Cook the Book Fridays thought of beet hummus, check out their links here.  You can find the recipe on page 58 of David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen.


Posted on 6 April 2018, in Cook The Book Fridays, my paris kitchen and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I do think the proportion of the beet and chickpea were off. I like the flavor of the chickpea and as much as I like beets, this through me, I preferred his original hummus which went over well here. Sorry to see you have more snow, this has been such a crazy winter.

  2. I love beets and hummus too. The color gets even darker the next day. The heat of the cayenne is very much present in mine. Love it.

  3. Well, you can’t ignore the fact that the color is gorgeous!!! I can see how it would get a little sweet. It looks striking and I bet it would be nice as part of a colorful spread. At least you got yours made!!!

    Hope you get feeling better!!

  4. The flavour is better the next day, I think. I also think that this recipe is best made to be used as part of a buffet, with other dips, salsas and spreads. It’s nice, but not something I’d usually make to have in the fridge for the week.

  5. Oh, that’s a shame because it looks so good! Great colour.

  6. I made half portion, but ratio of beet and chickpeas might be off, cos it is more red than with mine. I do like the cayenne heat in mine.

  7. It is very pretty, for sure. I definitely prefer the original hummus but this was a fun change!


    I’d have a difficult time with the color. Whatever food looks like has never bothered me before, but pink, except for Peeps and Marshmallows, is a little much.

  9. The texture and color look great here. I had to admit that the beets were too sweet for me as well, though I am not big on beets to begin with. Hope you are feeling better!

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