Healthy homemade snack: roasted beetroot hummus recipe

Libby Limon BSc NT mBANT / Jul 19, 2016

Hummus is great and all but PURPLE hummus is where it's really at. Beetroot also makes a great energy-boosting pre-work out snack as recent studies have shown it increases the benefits of exercising by promoting the connectivity in brain regions associated with motor function.


5 mins plus beetroot roasting time


  • 1 large Beetroot
  • 1 can Cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large cloves Garlic, minced
  • 10g Fresh dill
  • 2 heaped tsp Tahini
  • ¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of a large lemon
  • Healthy pinch salt and black pepper


  1. Roast the beets whole in foil for 1-1.5 hours in foil at 200ºC. Allow to cool.
  2. Once your beet is cooled and peeled, quarter it and place it in your food processor or blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until only small bits remain.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt, lemon juice or olive oil if needed. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water.

Will keep in the fridge for up to a week.