Hummus with beetroot pesto

This Hummus Recipe is a vegetarian dish that’s perfect even for meat-lovers.

Beetroot hummus recipe


If you didn’t know by now, I have to tell you that I am a huge fan of hummus. There are so many reasons why and I have detailed them all in my Turmeric houmous with roasted cherry tomatoes recipe.

I am seriously thinking about making a blog category just for it, as there are so many ways to prepare it. There are all sorts of colours and flavours as well.

Today we’re going to make a hummus with beetroot pesto. Its beautiful colour and smooth consistency make it so special.
I like it with on a warm pita bread and Julienne cut veggies (like peppers, celery or carrots). You should definitely try it as a snack when you have friends over or on a movie night.

First we’ll start with the beetroot pesto recipe:

300g steamed beetroot
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp smoked Maldon salt
150g extra virgin olive oil
40g grated Parmesan

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until you get a smooth paste, about 2 minutes. 
Put the pesto in a jar and keep it in the fridge. It will last for about a week.

Time to cook the Hummus Recipe

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How to make a delicious Beetroot pesto Hummus

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 301kcal
Author Blondelish


  • 400 g can of chickpeas in water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs beetroot pesto


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Blend everything together until you have a smooth paste, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Spread the hummus on a plate. and start experimenting by adding the toppings you like.
  • You can top it with any kind of salad leaves, sprinkle seeds/nuts, add chopped veggies and drizzle a bit of olive oil.
  • I used roasted yellow zucchini (sliced zucchini roasted in the oven - 180C in a tray for 10-12 minutes), pine nuts, salad cress and chopped radish.
Nutrition Facts
How to make a delicious Beetroot pesto Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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