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Bright and tangy with an earthy sweetness, this Pickled Beet Hummus recipe has white beans, za’atar, feta, and mint, and is as pretty as it is delicious.

Top View of Pickled Beet Hummus White Bean Dip with Za’atar, Feta, and Mint on White Plate

This surprising combination of flavors is a pairing that works well.

In this Pickled Beet Hummus recipe, the natural sweetness and earthy flavor of beets is brightened with fresh lemon juice and garlic. Cannellini beans provide a great canvas/backdrop flavor. Tahini, a traditional hummus ingredient, adds creamy texture and subtle bitter nuttiness to balance out the sweetness of beets. And za’atar adds complexity.

The beauty of this recipe is that it comes together for a lovely melding of flavors and it whips up in just 10 minutes!

Pickled Beet Hummus with Za'atar and Vegetable Sticks on Dark Background

This gem is a wonderful recipe to have up your sleeve for summer entertaining. Its stunning pink color is impressive with minimal effort, and it packs beautifully to take on a picnic. You can even liven up your brown bag lunch routine with this!

There’s absolutely no need to buy store-bought hummus when you discover just how easy it is to make at home. To make hummus, I simply add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy. It couldn’t be any easier.

Pickled Beet Hummus Recipe with Description

Beetroot Hummus

Hummus is already a healthy snack and appetizer choice, but adding beets to hummus is a great way to bump up the nutrition even more! Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and are thought to have a variety of health benefits (read up on the details on Healthline and Health). The earthy sweetness of beets is a great pairing with beans in a hummus recipe.

What is Beetroot?

Beetroot refers to the taproot part of a beet plant; here in the U.S. we usually just call beetroot “beets”. This term differentiates the root from beet greens, which are also edible.

Surprisingly, beet greens are delicious, especially in recipes like Beet Greens Pasta with Walnuts and Parmesan Cheese.

Hand Dipping Tortilla Chip Into Beet Hummus

Pickled Beets

The beauty of pickled beets is that it marries the sweetness of beets with the tang from vinegar for a perfect balance. I used pickled beets in this recipe, which is a huge time-saver instead of using fresh beets.

Keep a jar of pickled beets in your cupboard along with a can of white beans, and you’re reading to whip up this pantry staple Pickled Beet Hummus recipe anytime!

Pickled Beet Hummus on Dark Metal Tray with Tortilla Chips

More Recipes Using Pickled Beets:

Close Up of Pickled Beet Hummus on White Plate on Creamy Colored Marble
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Pickled Beet Hummus White Bean Dip with Za’atar, Feta, and Mint

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Yields: 10 (1/4-cup) servings
Bright and tangy, this well-balanced Pickled Beet Hummus White Bean Dip with Za’atar, Feta, and Mint is as pretty as it is delicious.

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  • Add the beets, beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, 1 teaspoon za’atar, salt, black pepper, and 2 tablespoons feta to a food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with the extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, mint leaves, remaining 1 tablespoon crumbled feta, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon za’atar.
  • Serve with chopped vegetables or tortilla chips for dipping.


  • How to Store This in the Fridge: Keep this dip in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer-Friendly: Put the dip into a freezer-safe container. Lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the dip, and then put the lid on it before freezing. When you want to eat it, thaw it at room temperature, but don’t heat it. It will keep in the freezer like this for up to 3 months.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beet Hummus

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Franciele Gassy says:

    5 stars
    delicious, I loved the recipe

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