20 Calorie Beet Hummus Recipe

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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.

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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. A beet hummus for you to try!

Beet hummus recipe with salt on top

I’m wanted to make 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.

You could spread it on low calorie bread, toast, pita bread, crackers, or a low calorie tortilla.

What would you do with this beet hummus?

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beet hummus with calories and macros

Low Calorie Beet Hummus Recipe

Delicious beet hummus recipe, made with beets, tahini paste, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and cumin. But no chickpeas!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: beet hummus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 20cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 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.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 20cal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g
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