Just Beet It!

Beets get an upgrade when made into this yummy hummus.

By The Hummus & Pita Co. April 5, 2018

We know beets aren’t normally picked by kids as their favorite veggie, but with some help from The Hummus & Pita Co. founder Dave Pesso, they may soon inch towards to the top of the list.

Pesso gets his five-year-old daughter to eat beets by blending red beets with chickpeas, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice to make a colorful pink hummus. Not only is it fun to eat, but also full of protein and dietary fiber!

Beet Hummus courtesy of The Hummus & Pita Co. 

Makes 16 4-oz. servings


  • 3 cups chickpea
  • 2 cups cooked red beets
  • 1½ cups tahini
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup fresh garlic
  • 2½ tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin


  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate to store.

Enjoy with pita chips or raw vegetables.

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