Holiday Beet and Mint Hummus

Why beet and mint hummus?

As a dietitian, I always think about ways that I can include more vegetables in my diet. Because of this, I try to bring healthy snacks to parties that I attend. Since it’s the holiday season, I wanted to create a healthy appetizer that would be a non-sweet holiday party hit. Hummus is my favorite go-to dip for veggies.

Beet and mint hummus on holiday plate

However, regular hummus can be boring to look at. Therefore, I wanted to add some festive color and flavor to it that would rival even the prettiest desserts of the season. The roasted beets in this beet and mint hummus added a beautiful red tint. The addition of a few mint leaves brought together the tastes of the season.

Holiday beet and mint hummus snack platter

Spoiler: It’s delicious!

I did not expect that this roasted beet and mint hummus would end up being one of the favorite hummus flavor combinations that I’ve ever tried! I have a feeling that this hummus recipe will end up becoming a refreshing and healthy staple around my house.

Beet and Mint Hummus Ingredients

What makes beet and mint hummus a healthy choice?

  1. This hummus recipe is low in sodium and saturated fats. It is also a good source of healthy fats (monosaturated and polyunsaturated) and fiber. Therefore, it’s a heart-healthy choice.
  2. Roasted beets are antioxidant-rich and are great sources of the vitamins and minerals folate,  manganese, potassium, copper, phosphorous, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. 
beet and mint hummus

Holiday Beet and Mint Hummus

A colorful beet hummus with a hint of mint that is perfect for entertaining during the holidays. 
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: beets, chick peas, hummus, mint, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Elora Bazanele, RD, LD



  • 2 cups chickpeas drained
  • 1 roasted beet
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water depending on thickness of hummus
  • 6 leaves fresh mint


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts optional
  • 1 sprig fresh mint choose top of the sprig


  • Add the chickpeas, roasted beet, tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic cloves, and salt to a blender or food processor.
  • Blend ingredients until combined. Add water if hummus is too thick or to desired consistency. 
  • Spoon out hummus into a serving dish. Twirl spoon into the hummus to create a “well” for the olive oil. Drizzle olive oil on top of the hummus, sprinkle on the pine nuts, and top with a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Serve on a platter with toasted pita bread and fresh colorful vegetables. Place leftovers in grab and go style containers inside the fridge for quick and healthy on-the-go snacks throughout the week.


* For smoother hummus use dried chickpeas. Soak the dried chickpeas overnight, rinse and then boil in plenty of water with 1 tbsp baking soda for about an hour, rinse thoroughly. Try to remove as many chickpea shells as you can. 
Nutrition information per serving:  Serving size 1/4 cups, Calories 156, Total fat 6 g, Saturated fat 0 g, Sodium 18 mg, Potassium 275 mg, Total Carbohydrate 21 g, Dietary fiber 5 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 7 g

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