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Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus

November 7, 2017 (Last Updated: April 19, 2020) by Chris Collins

This Beet Hummus is made with a classic hummus base, roasted fresh beetroot and crumbled feta for a creamy finish. Say hello to your new favourite hummus variation!

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Roasted Beetroot

The beetroot is the heart and soul of this hummus, so it’s essential to bring out the best in it. To do so, it’s all about the roasting.

When you roast beetroot it offers a gorgeous depth of flavour. Completely different taste to the pre-packaged stuff you get. It takes a little while, around 40-45mins to be exact, but it’s truly worth it.

How to Roast Beetroot (quick summary)

  1. Trim the stalks, leaving around 1/2″ attached.
  2. Wash and give them a good scrub.
  3. Drizzle with oil and wrap in foil.
  4. Pop in the oven until knife tender and starting to caramelize.

From there, it’s simply a case of removing the skin. I find this easiest using gloves and rubbing with a paper towel.

It’s important to keep the skin on and stalk intact before roasting. This will help keep the beet ‘juicy’ and stop it from drying out too much.

How to roast beetroot - 4 step by step photos

Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Feta

The feta adds a gorgeous creaminess to the hummus. It’s saltiness also balances out the sweetness of the beet, and offers a punch of flavour that cuts through the slight ‘earthiness’ of the beet too.

Top Tip #1 – Use a creamy feta like Danish feta so you aren’t left with tiny lumps in the hummus. Also, make sure the feta is at room temp before pulsing it. Both of these things will ensure you end up with an extra creamy hummus.

When it comes to making beetroot feta hummus, I first like to whip up a classic hummus, and then add in the beets and feta. This is mainly so I can get the seasoning/texture on point first.

How to make Beetroot Feta Hummus (quick summary)

  1. Pop all of your hummus ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add in beet and feta.
  2. Pulse until smooth again. Taste test for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
Top Tip #2 – If the hummus comes out slightly too thick for your liking, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or lemon juice. If you don’t want to alter the flavour, add chickpea water.

How to make Beetroot Feta Hummus - two step by step photos

How to Serve Beet Hummus

I like to garnish with extra virgin olive oil, extra feta and if I’m feeling extra myself, some toasted sesame seeds and cress. I like to serve with carrots and celery if I’m feeling healthy or homemade tortilla chips and pita chips if I’m not. And again, if I’m feeling extra, I’ll serve with two other hummus’ to make a trio (caramelized onion hummus, peri peri hummus, sun dried tomato hummus or classic hummus)

How to Store Beet Hummus

Cover and store in the fridge for 2-3 days. Always bring to room temp again before serving. Hummus served straight out the fridge never tastes quite right.

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Okay, let’s tuck into this beet feta hummus recipe shall we?!

overhead shot of beet hummus garnished with feta surrounded by pita chips

How to make Beetroot Hummus with Feta (Full Recipe & Video)

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Hummus overhead shot

Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Feta

This Beet Hummus is made with a classic hummus base, roasted fresh beetroot and crumbled feta for a creamy finish. Say hello to your new favourite hummus variation!
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Servings (click & slide): 6
Course: Appetizer / Starter
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Calories per serving: 181kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • Aluminium Foil (to roast beet)
  • Sharp Knife + Chopping Board (to trim beet)
  • Paper Towels (for peeling beet)
  • Gloves (optional, for peeling beet)
  • Food Processor (to make hummus)

Ingredients (check list):

  • 14oz / 400g can of Chickpeas, drained (reserving 1/4 cup / 60ml brine)
  • 1 medium Fresh Beetroot
  • 2.5oz / 70g Feta, crumbled (plus extra to serve)
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for the beets and to garnish
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1 Lemon, juice of
  • 1 small clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, or to taste
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds, to garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  • Begin by washing your beet. Trim off the stems, leaving about 1/2 inch attached. Lightly coat with olive oil, wrap in foil and pop in the oven at 180c/355f for 40-45mins, or until you can easily slice with a knife.
  • Once cool enough to handle, unwrap the beet, cut off the stem and peel off the skin with paper towels (use gloves for less mess). Slice into quarters.
  • In a blender, add your can of chickpeas, 1/4 cup chickpea brine, 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tsp cumin, 2 tbsp tahini, garlic clove, lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste).
  • Once smooth, add in your beet and feta. Blend further until smooth again.
  • Serve with Toasted Sesame Seeds (optional), Feta and a dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Can I use jarred beets? - Fresh beetroot is definitely recommended for this recipe. Most pre-packaged beets are kept in a vinegar which will alter the taste of this hummus quite significantly. 
b) Type of feta - You want to use a creamy feta, like Danish feta. Also make sure it's at room temp before putting it in the food processor. Both of these things will encourage a creamy hummus.
c) Thickness - If you find the hummus slightly too thick after adding the feta, simply add an extra drizzle of oil or lemon juice (or chickpea brine if you don't want to alter the flavour).
d) Garnish - I like to garnish with extra feta and extra virgin olive oil. If I'm feeling extra, I'll also chuck on some toasted sesame seeds and a few sprigs of cress.
e) What to serve with hummus - Pita chips. All day everyday. Also, ensure you always serve hummus at room temp, never tastes right straight out the fridge.
f) Calories - based on no extra garnish.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.99g20%
Saturated Fat 2.758g14%
Trans Fat 0.12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.413g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.928g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 591mg25%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 12.03g4%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 3.11g3%
Protein 5.42g11%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1.13mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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