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 crudités, fruits or crackers as well as an amazing spread on sandwiches and bagels.

Sweet Beet Hummus
Serves: 6

This beautiful Beet Hummus is incredibly tasty and pairs well as a dip.

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


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


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

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Beet Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 379IU8%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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

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

    1. 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!

    1. 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!