Roasted Beet Hummus with Za’atar Pita Chips


Last Updated on May 25, 2023

Vibrant roasted beet hummus with crispy za’atar pita chips is a delicious snack or appetizer to make for the week!

Roasted Beet Hummus with Za’atar Pita Chips

If you love hummus, you’re going to love this gorgeous pink beet hummus! This simple dip is a perfect appetizer or snack to prep for the week, and taste delicious with homemade pita chips or a side of veggies.

I love to garnish it with creamy tahini sauce, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh herbs and sesame seeds. It’s a dip that’s almost too pretty to eat, and pairs so well with a fresh salad, roasted salmon, or herbed chicken.

roasted beet hummus

A couple of years ago I shared a delicious beet hummus recipe made with precooked beets. This updated recipe is made with roasted beets, giving it a much more vibrant color with a more flavorful kick.

My favorite hummus toppings

There are so many topping options for any hummus plate, but here are some of my favorites:

  • Simple spices: paprika, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of olive oil
  • Everything but the kitchen sink (my personal fave): olive oil, tahini sauce, za’atar, sesame seeds, parsley, and red pepper flakes
  • Keep it classic: a drizzle of tahini sauce and extra chickpeas on top

This beet hummus is delicious on its own, but made even better with the right toppings. I served it as a side dish with pita chips, and enjoyed leftovers throughout the week in wraps and sandwiches.

beet hummus

What you’ll need to make roasted beet hummus 

Here’s what you’ll need for this simple recipe:

  1. Chickpeas– this recipe calls for canned chickpeas, but you can soak dry chickpeas overnight
  2. Roasted beets: I prefer roasting my own beet for a richer color and flavor, but this recipe can be made with pre cooked, store-bought beets.
  3. Tahini, aka ground sesame seeds- you can find this at most grocery stores. Here’s one I’ve used before and love 
  4. Fresh lemon juice 
  5. Garlic
  6. Cumin
  7. Salt
  8. Cold water to blend 

Blend all of these together in your food processor or blender until smooth. Spoon the hummus into a shallow plate or small platter and top it off with your favorite toppings!

This roasted beet hummus is easy to make, packed with flavor, and the perfect appetizer or snack to serve! You guys are going to love it.

What to serve with your beet hummus:

Falafel Veggie Burgers

Walnut & Pistachio Salmon with Citrus Date Glaze

Avocado Chickpea Salad

Roasted Beet Hummus with Za’atar Pita Chips

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Course: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Snacks


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  • 1 large 1 beet, peeled

  • 1 can 1 chickpeas, drained (15.5 oz)

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 + 2 tbsp cold water

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 tahini (sesame paste)

  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic

  • 1 tsp 1 cumin

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt, plus more to taste

  • Olive oil

  • Za’atar Pita Chips
  • 1 1 -2 pita, sliced in half

  • Olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 za’atar spice

  • Tahini Sauce
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 tahini paste

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 cold water

  • 2 tbsp 2 lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 garlic powder

  • Top with
  • Olive oil

  • Tahini sauce

  • Sesame seeds

  • Paprika

  • Chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F
  • Peel the beet and trim off the end piece. Cut into 4 pieces and place on a parchment lined sheet pan
  • Drizzle the beets with olive oil and season with a pinch of salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cut the pita open then slice in half. Cut each half into 4 triangles and place on a baking sheet. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and tbsp of za’atar. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While that roasts, prepare the tahini sauce by whisking together the tahini, water, lemon juice, salt and garlic powder. If too thick, add more water by the tsp.
  • Once the beets are cooked, add them to a blender with the drained chickpeas, water, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and salt. Blend together until smooth. Adjust salt if needed. If the hummus is too thick, add more water or lemon juice by the tbsp.
  • Plate the hummus in a shallow plate with the back of a spoon, and top with a drizzle of tahini sauce, olive oil, sesame seeds and parsley.
  • Serve with the pita chips and/or veggies.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

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