Red Beet and White Bean Hummus

I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous this dish came out -- well, I don't have to tell you. Just watch this video and see for yourself!

When I first made this Red Beet and White Bean Hummus recipe for Kenya he was as fascinated by the taste as he was by the color. He kept saying "pink food!" as he ate bowl after bowl. The ingredients are almost identical to a true hummus, minus the tahini, and the addition of the beets make it a nutrient-rich dish that also provides a healthy amount of protein.

Red Beet and White Bean Hummus from Weelicious

The flavor and smooth and creamy texture of this puree is so delicious I think you'll find it to be a hit with kids of any age in your house. Kids love eating things they can dip, so put this gorgeous pink dip in front of them with tons of veggies, crackers, even chicken or fish!

Photo by Maren Caruso.

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Red Beet and White Bean Hummus (Makes 3 Cups)

Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Beet
  • 1 15 oz Can White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove, unpeeled
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon (about 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Wash beet well and place with garlic clove on a sheet of foil. Bring up sides of foil and fold to make a packet leaving room for heat to circulate inside the packet containing the beet and garlic.

3. Bake for 45 minutes or until beet is tender when poked with a knife.

4. Remove skin off of the garlic and the beet (I use a zip lock bag on my hand and slip the skin off so my hand doesn’t turn red).

5. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

6. Serve.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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54 comments

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  • Vege

    not only healthy, but looks very colorful! :) Thank you for receipt.
    bye, chris

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    [...] (wink, wink). One of Kenya’s all time favorite recipes that I make for our family is Red Beet & White Bean Hummus. It has a super creamy taste, a smooth texture and is delicious to eat. Parents magazine even wrote [...]

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  • Mary

    Why ommit the Tahini? Is it more fattening? Unhealthy?

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  • Emily

    Just wanted to say this was a great healthy addition to our Pinkalicious Party. Definitely very PINK and tasty!

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  • Jenna

    I'm throwing a pink party for my daughter's 1st birthday and I just might have to try this out! I've been racking my brain trying to find good pink food to serve!

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  • Bethany

    I've had canned beets in my pantry for some time now, so I figured I'd give them a try in order to use 'em up! Of course the hummus didn't have the same vibrance (or health factor) as it would using fresh beets, but was still kid approved just the same! I will NEVER use canned again for this recipe, but at least what I had didn't go to waste. Thanks for all the great recipes!!

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  • Sarah

    This is so good! I can't stop eating it!!! I might use a little less salt next time, but still, it's really delicious. I kept wanting to add more beets to get the beet flavor but had to hold off so dear daughter will want to try it. Hope she likes it.

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  • English

    Delish! Thanks SO much for sharing!

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  • Jessica

    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but that stinkin' beet has been baking for over an hour and I can't even stick a fork in it.

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  • Sara

    why do you bake the beet instead of cooking it?
    Is it healthier that way?

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    • Laura J

      Baking or roasting is cooking. :-) It retains more nutrients and results in a sweeter beet than boiling or steaming.

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  • Margaret

    I just made this for the first time tonight- we love it! Thanks so much!

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  • Akmum

    I made this for a baby shower this weekend, for a friend expecting a girl. LOVED it! IT was so delish! I will be a common treat in our house :D

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  • Esophian

    My 1-yr-old just became a selective eater, typically chewing on stuff and spitting it out and refusing to be fed. I made this for him hoping that the color would attract him, and had low hopes. I gave him some veggie sticks to use for dipping, and lo and behold! He didn't eat the veggie sticks but he did suck the hummus off of them, thereby eating something healthy! I was delighted. I used pinto beans because I didn't have white beans on hand, but it still came out delightfully pink. thank you for a lovely idea!

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  • LAS'smom

    would other beans work? I've got a bunch of canned garbanzos that hubby rejects...

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  • Lori

    I am linking this recipe to my blog. This is awesome. Of course, my children wouldn't eat it. We will continue trying, though, since we are doing lots of new things right now. Thank you for sharing this.
    Lori @ Food In The World Of YES

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  • Meredith

    this was the first weelicious recipe i did not care for :( it was a very pretty color and very easy to make, however, the flavor just did not work for me.

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  • House Cleaning Orlando

    You really make it seem really easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very wide for me. I'm looking ahead for your subsequent put up, I will attempt to get the grasp of it!

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  • Julie

    Wow, that's way too much salt!

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  • Chris B

    How long will this hummus keep in the refrigerator? Can I freeze it?

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  • Catherine

    This will keep about five days in the refrigerator, and yes it can be frozen!

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  • Lisa

    I made this for a snack today for me and my two young girls. They were squealing with delight as the food processor turned all the ingredients into a fantastic pink color! But trying a bite.... hold the phone! Not so fast Mom! They did end of trying a bite, but didn't eat more. boo... I adored this hummus and will make it again. It's also one of my favorite colors. :-)

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  • Amy

    I make a similar \"hummus\" without the fattening tahini but use drained, canned plain artichoke hearts and drained and rinsed canned garbanzo beans in the food processor. So good! You won't miss the tahini!

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  • Jessica

    Made it today, looks amazing and tastes delicious. I don't think I will win over my 7 year old just yet, but maybe if I make it a few more times :). My 2 year old likes hummus, so I think she is going to like it!

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  • Heather

    I made this recipe tonight and my 20 month old LOVES it! I wish I could upload a picture of him right now....he is dipping his marinated chicken strips and spinach in it. His face is COVERED in the dip. This recipe is so delicious and EASY! Thank you!

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    • Catherine

      hahaha so CUTE!

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    me

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  • Khara

    I just made this and I want to eat it all! I'm serving it at a 4th of July party this week with veggies and some blue tortilla chips (to get the red &amp; blue effect). I don't miss the tahini at all! I did zest the 1/2 lemon before juicing it, but other than that I made it to the recipe. LOVE it!!

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  • Yvonne Bennett

    Just made the beautiful dip and I think 1 tsp of salt is too much. I would try half next time.

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  • Jennifer

    I love this hummus! I was wondering how much a single serving is? I see it's blank under the nutritional information. Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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  • Westcoast Momma

    I just made this for the first time and it tasted so good that I ended up having it for supper on corn tortillas with some crumbled feta, spinach and avocado. Delicious and so colourful!

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  • Drina

    Hi, I made this with cannelini beans. Is it meant to be with chickpeas? I just went along with white beans(which I always consider to be cannelini) even though it's called a hummus. Btw, great site. Thanks.

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