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Recipe: Beet Hummus

There’s a misconception that eating healthfully is boring — and we’re here to dispel that myth! A nutritious diet does not need to be repetitive or bland. In fact, when you put the right ingredients to use, a nutritious diet can be flavorful and enjoyable, and this beet hummus is a delicious example.

This recipe calls for the beet root (that’s the red-purple taproot portion). But originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed. The sweet red root that most of us visualize as a beet wasn’t cultivated until ancient Rome. By the 19th century, the natural sweetness of beets came to be appreciated.

Beets are nutritional powerhouses. Like other dark colored vegetables, beets deliver phytonutrients which are are essential for a strong, healthy body. While beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, and we at Hope4Cancer recommend minimizing sugar in your diet, most people can safely enjoy beets a few times a week.

Beets are exceptional in fighting inflammation because they are rich in betaine. This nutrient protects cells, proteins and enzymes from environmental stress and prevents a variety of chronic diseases. The very nutrients that give beets their remarkable color may also aid in cancer prevention.

Also high in immune system-boosting vitamin C and fiber, beets deliver essential minerals like potassium and manganese. Furthermore, beets are great for detoxification support, helping your body excrete toxins and purify both the blood and the liver.

This recipe pairs beets with protein-rich and fiber-rich chickpeas for a superfood dish. Just one bite and you won’t consider healthy eating to be boring eating ever again. Serve this hummus alongside fresh raw vegetable crudite. Broccoli and cauliflower, sliced peppers or chopped carrots are excellent choices. Expand your food horizons with this beet hummus!

Beet hummus

Serves four-six as a snack


  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 medium beet
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water (or less, adapt to desired consistency)


  1. Place rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Rinse beets and trim off the leafy tops. Wrap each beet loosely in parchment baking paper and place in the oven.
  3. Roast until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.
  4. Remove from the oven and take off parchment; set aside to cool.
  5. When cool enough to handle, slice off leaf end. Using your thumbs, push the beet skin off. If it doesn’t easily strip away, return the beet to the oven for further roasting.
  6. Roughly chop beet.
  7. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor; add water to thin the hummus to your desired consistency.
  8. Chill for 30 minutes, then enjoy.

31 thoughts on “Recipe: Beet Hummus

    1. Eating plants (complex carbohydrates) raises insulin sensitivity, I thought. Why aren’t you worried of animal fats and animal protein?

  1. I was given 6 months of life left 33 years ago, I cancelled my treatment plan and did my own resesrch. Part of my of every day routine was BEETS, and I enjoyed every bite. My body just told me that this was what I needed. I have a 26 year old son, such a blessing. So glad I didn’t listen to the authorities, I would not be alive now. Beets and correcting what I thought was wrong far surpassed all the tests and assumptions if the medical community.

    1. Thanks for sharing this information. I’m trying to use food as my medicine for spots found in my body. So far, so good! I had to change a lot of food & things I was putting on my skin also.

    2. Leslie that’s such a good story to hear!!!! Thank goodness for your wisdom to use another healing method!! Wishing you many more blessings! Hope you’ve been telling everybody about your method😊😊

    3. What an Amazing Story, Leslie! I am reminded of Dr. Templeman (sorry, I forgot his First Name) who quoted Philosopher Socrates who Says: “ Why take Drugs WHEN Food can DO the JOB!”
      I then, congratulate YOU For YOUR Testimony! YOUR Experience surely Proves the Wonders of Nature, indeed! Our Forefathers who lived Hundred YEARS (Like Those In the Holy Bible, NEVER had access to Drug Stores, Hospitals or Doctors, YET, they lived 500, 700 or mire hundred YEARS… but depende In God’s Natural Creation… plants & trees, or Veggies & Fruits!
      That’s God, Our Creator’s way of Protecting & Caring For His Creaton – Self-Sustaining Eco-System!

    4. Hi Leslie,
      I just read your blog and am very impressed. It takes courage and commitment to have made the choice to you.
      Did you have cancer and if so what kind, if you don’t mind sharing?

    5. My 2 friends are fitting a second cancer after survived first one .

      Other then beets what did you do to remove the cancer and what kind was it?

      Thanks a lot, I’m just trying to help my 2 dears friends.

      1. Hello Veronique,

        We are so sorry to hear about your two friends and all they are going through. We are not able to give medical advice directly through our website or social media platforms. Please contact our admissions office at 888-544-5993 or go to and fill out the form so one of our admissions officers can get you a free consultation with our doctor.

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      1. We are not able to give medical advice directly through our website or social media platforms. Please contact our admissions office at 888-544-5993 or go to and fill out the form so one of our admissions officers can get you a free consultation with our doctor.

  2. I love beets but since a recent episode with with kidney stones I have been told to not eat beets.
    Any truth to what I have been told about not eating beets to avoid the reoccurrence of kidney stones?

    1. Hello Susan. So sorry to hear about your recent kidney stones. We are unable to provide medical advice on any of other social platforms and recommend you connect with your Doctor for further questions on that.

    2. Not drink a gallon of distilled water kidney stones are hard water build up get rid of sugar salt grease eat fresh Not processed

  3. I need some recipes for my sweet daughter that is 163 days after transplant. Her body is fitting with the houst ( transplant ) and she is having problems with her stomach, esófago and her intestines. Please help me, help my daughter, with good recipes. Thanks so much. Myriam.

  4. I was wondering if raw beets would work as well in your hummus. I am about to embark on a raw food diet. Chickpeas must be cooked I know, so there will obviously be exceptions.
    Raw beets in salads are yummy!

      1. I’ll sure try it as well ,got a problem with the liver ,beats are the only thing that makes me feel better would like to know how to sprout the chick peas and lentils to thanks for a great recipe

        1. Soak the chickpeas in water for up to five days. Strain and rince once a day. Even if they don’t sprout, they will be soft enough to enjoy in salads or as a side with fresh greens and tomatoes

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