Beetroot hummus

Beetroot hummus

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Snacks


This recipe based on an idea I saw in Donal Skehan’s Fresh, but the recipe is mine, as a friend had my copy when I got snacky. It’s dead simple and only takes a few minutes to make in a food processor. This recipe will serve two if you’re seriously snacking, or more if it’s a dip at a gathering.


  • 4 cooked beetroots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (about one lemon’s worth)
  • salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds to decorate


Put the beetroot, garlic, cumin, tahini and lemon juice in a blender or food processor and run on a medium setting until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add more lemon juice if it’s not coming through too well.

Spread on a  couple of slices of sourdough, savoury biscuits, or toast of your choosing – or into a bowl to dip into – and scatter the sesame seeds over the top. Serve immediately.