This low calorie beet hummus recipe is so simple. It’s made with beets and sesame seed paste, but no chickpeas. This keeps the recipe low calorie, yet still delicious.
You would think with my brand and logo, Health Beet, that I would be all about beets!
Truth is, I’m not a fan of beets. When we were creating the brand and logo, we just loved the idea of Health Beet, because it felt like a perfect intersection between healthy food and the latest in nutrition news.
So, Health Beet was born.
But, as a result, I get a lot of traffic from people who are looking for beet ideas!
So, here’s my attempt to provide some ideas for beet recipes.
I’m starting with a low calorie hummus, that didn’t involve chickpeas. Sometimes chickpeas can be a bit gritty if your food processor isn’t strong enough.
So, I just left them out altogether, and simply used the beets and tahini paste (or sesame seed paste) to make this spread.
I first peeled and boiled the beets. This was similar to peeling and boiling potatoes, but a lot messier!
I also used lemon juice, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper to add a punch of flavor.
For 2 tablespoons of the beet hummus, it’s only 20 calories, 1 gram of protein, 2 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of fat.
What would you do with this beet hummus?
Low Calorie Beet Hummus Recipe
- food processor
- 2 medium beets, cooked and cubed
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed paste
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- Peel and chop beets. Place in a small pot of water, and boil for about 15 minutes, or until beets are soft.
- Drain water and add cooked beets to a food processor. Add all remaining ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth.
- Use beet spread for toast or a dip.