December 28, 2021

Beet hummus with feta

Bowl of beet hummus topped with feta on a plate with raw vegetables.

A colorful, creamy, and flavorful snack - beet hummus is perfect for dipping raw vegetables, pita chips and crackers, pretzels, and more. 

There are many ways to flavor and change-up hummus. I love regular hummus and very garlicky hummus, but I also like to make creative and different ones. This is where the beet hummus comes in.

I absolutely love the color that beets add to this dip. It's so lovely and colorful. It makes it a great appetizer or snack to serve around Valentine's Day or Christmas because of the red color, but it's also perfect for anytime you want a delicious dip.

Dips are terrific ways to encourage everyone, especially kids, to eat more vegetables. My kids generally love raw vegetables way more than cooked, so different dips like this hummus are a way that they really enjoy eating them and trying new things.

Bowl of beet hummus with feta with a pita cracker dipped into it.

I like to sprinkle a bit of crumbled feta cheese on top of the beet hummus. It's salty and creamy and the white contrast looks really pretty. If you don't want the feta, you can leave it off.

Serve this hummus with your favorite vegetables like sliced bell peppers, sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, celery sticks, and grape tomatoes. It also goes well with pita crackers or pita chips, or even with pretzels.

You can also use this beet hummus in pita sandwiches or wraps with vegetables, falafel, grilled chicken and vegetables, turkey lunch meat, and more. You can use it any way that you use regular hummus.

The beet flavor is not overpowering here. It adds a bit of earthiness and color, but I don't think it overwhelms the hummus with beet flavor. Use a smaller beet for less beet flavor.

When you are processing your hummus, how smooth it gets will depend on your food processor and also the amount of liquid you use. Make sure you use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides a couple of times while processing. 

If the hummus is too thick, you can add a bit of the beet cooking water or regular water (a tablespoon or so at a time and then processing again) until it is your desired consistency.

Pita cracker scooping up beet hummus with feta.

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Yield: about 1-1/2 cups
Author: Amy (Savory Moments)
Beet Hummus with Feta

Beet Hummus with Feta


  • 1 small-medium beet, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can (15-16 oz.) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • about 1/4 to 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Steam or boil the beet until fork tender. Remove the beet and reserve cooking water. Let the beet cool and then place it in a food processor along with the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice.
  2. Pulse on high until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula as needed. Add a little cooking water (or plain water) if too thick. Add salt and pepper and pulse. Taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and top with the feta. Serve with pitas, pita chips, crackers, or tortilla chips and/or fresh vegetables of your choice (such as carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, grape tomatoes, celery).
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for several days.
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Serving bowl of beet hummus topped with crumbled feta cheese.

This recipe was originally published in 2018 and has been updated in 2021 with new text, a recipe card, and more to improve reader experience. 

Check out these other hummus and dip recipes:  

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

Carrot Top Hummus 

Peanut Butter Hummus

Lemon & Garlic Scape White Bean Dip


  1. What a fantastic colour! Love beetroot, hummus and feta so I know I'd like this.

  2. Gorgeous colour and I love its creaminess too.

  3. That color is gorgeous Amy, so cool that your babies are eating it too! never had beets like this before, will definitely have to give this recipe a try.

  4. The color alone would make me want to try it. :D

  5. Beets are so good for you! I love to see them in a recipe. I do notice a difference in my energy level when I eat beets or drink real beet juice. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friday!

  6. Such a neat spin on hummus! PINNED!

  7. This is a winner! I love beets and I love hummus! Win! Pinned! P~

  8. Perfect...Love beets and love hummus. Can't wait to try this recipe

  9. This is a first for me...beet does sound pretty yummy though!!!

  10. I never used to like beets or chickpeas, but now I like both, so bring this dish on!

  11. Wow this looks great! I have never seen beet hummus before, what a great idea. I can't eat chickpeas much unfortunately, but if I was going to eat some hummus this would be worth it (the digestive pain--ugh!). Love the feta on top. And I'm in love with that gorgeous colour!

  12. My husband loves beets and we always have feta in the fridge. I'm going to have to make this!

  13. I have never thought to make hummus from beets. What a brilliant idea.

  14. This sounds super nutritious!! And the color is amazing.

  15. Love the color of this! And I bet the flavor is wonderful. Thanks. And Happy New Year!


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