Sweet Beet Hummus

by Amie on April 16, 2010

Here’s a tasty spin on the classic hummus platter…I opted to toss in fresh beets for a sweet flavor without the added sugar.  Beets are a wonderful source of folate, potassium, dietary fiber and manganese…This beautiful Beet Hummus is incredibly tasty and pairs well as a dip for crudites, fruits or crackers as well as an amazing spread on sandwiches and bagels.


  • 5 large beets, scrubbed, cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
  • Pinch of sea salt and pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy with gluten free crackers, pretzels and crudites.
  • Enjoy!

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livelifeeatright April 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

wow this sounds fantastic!!!


The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

Thanks Nora…it’s incredible…I brought the leftovers today to spread on my sandwich!


Heather (Where's the Beach) April 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

How interesting. I’m not really an avocado fan, what do you think about subbing chickpeas or cannellini beans instead?


The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

Heather…chickpeas and/or cannellini beans sound like a perfectly healthy and delish swap for the avocado if you’re not a fan…also, lima beans would taste quite yummy too…Have a great weekend and enjoy..let me know if you try out the swaps!


Adelaide April 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

This sounds so similar to Khlat – a beet hummus dish. Instead of an avocado, I use tahini and Greek yogurt. Yum!


The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 10:56 am

Oooo that sounds delishy…I’ll have to try it with Greek yogurt as I do love my Greek yogurt, hehe! Thanks Adelaide…have a great weekend and hope you are well…I was down in the west village last night and thinking of you…hope to see you soon for more cooking fun!


janetha April 16, 2010 at 3:12 pm

what a great twist on a favorite!


Kelly April 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

What an interesting twist on traditional hummus. It;s full of ingredients I wouldn’t normally think to include, like the avocado or beets.


The Healthy Apple April 16, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Thanks Kelly…I hope you enjoy it…I’m in love with these beets, heehe!!


homecookedem April 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I don’t like beets plain, but I’m sure I would love this creative recipe. How creative!! :)


Stephanie April 19, 2010 at 9:36 am

Whoa girl, this sounds fabulous!!!!


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