No-Oil Beet Hummus

No Oil Beet Hummus recipe vegan no added salt nutritarian Dr Furhman 6 week plan GBOMBS Dr Greger Daily Dozen nutrition facts org Engine 2 dietHummus and I go way back.

We’re kinda like best friends…

When you’ve adopted a whole-food plant-based, nutritarian lifestyle, how can you go wrong with chickpeas, tahini, citrus juice and spices?

You can’t.

Dr. Fuhrman classifies beans as one of 6 nutritarian superfoods (GBOMBS).

And, in his book, How Not to Die, Dr. Greger lists 1/4 cup of hummus as equivalent to one serving of the recommended three servings of beans daily (p. 276).  And chickpeas have been shown to help treat and prevent diabetes and cholesterol!

It’s no surprise then, that one of the most popular recipes on the site is this no-oil Nutritarian Hummus.  It’s delicious, dip-able and down-right good-for-you!

So I say: Give me all the hummus!

And now basic, beige hummus is getting all dolled up and pretty for ya–because pink food just makes life happier! 

How to roast beets How to remove beet skin How to make beet hummus No oil beet hummus recipe Dr Fuhrman diet recipesHow to Roast Beets Without Oil

This was kind of a hurdle for me–I don’t know why, but there was something mentally holding me back from dealing with roasting beets.

The problem is that so many store-bought already roasted beets have salt, so I put my big-girl pants on and figured it out!

  • preheat the oven to 375°
  • trim beet greens and wash beets (no need to dry the beets off, the water helps them cook)
  • wrap each beet in foil
  • place on baking sheet and roast until tender (this ranges between 30 to 60 minutes depending on size) 
  • let the beets cool for at least 10 minutes
  • unwrap from foil and then peel off the skin (I just rubbed them with my thumbs and skins come off easily)
  • slice or chop to your heart’s content

So, now that I’ve learned how to roast beets, I’m doing it like all. the. time.  Oh my gosh, roasted golden beets are sensational on a salad!

No oil Beet Hummus vitamix recipe no added salt sos diet dr greger daily dozen nutrtionfacts orgYou know what else I love about this recipe?  You make it in your high-speed blender!  Woop woop! 

I’m determined to hold out as long as I possibly can on buying a food processor–they just seem so fussy and hard to clean (if you have one that isn’t please be so kind as to share it with me below).

This recipe uses really straight-forward, whole-food ingredients, but there is one kinda-out-of-the-ordinary ingredient that sends the flavor of this beet hummus right over the top…

No Oil No added Salt Beet Hummus recipe Dr fuhrman eat to live 6 week plan nutritarian diet GBOMBS Dr Greger How Not to Die nutrition facts org vegan engine 2 dietBeet Juice is Brilliant

Yup, beet juice is what makes this recipe sing!

Now, this could be troublesome to find, but ever since I developed this recipe I’ve been spying beet juice all around: Trader Joe’s has a brand, Safeway and Srpouts.

Beet juice gives this hummus that amazing deep color and adds a real depth-of-flavor you wouldn’t get without it.

If tracking down beet juice just isn’t you’re thing, I totally get it!  I would suggest reserving as much of the roasting juices as you can from the foil around the beets and using that in the recipe instead.

If you hang around the site much you can see I have a serious love affair going with this dressing I’m so happy to finally give you all a home-made beet hummus to use in the dressing recipe!

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No-Oil Beet Hummus

This oil-free, no-added-salt Beet Hummus recipe packs a serious punch of flavor and nutrition into your healthy lifestyle.  Perfect for Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian plan and Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen!

Servings 18 1/4 cup servings
Author Kristen | Hello Nutritarian

Ingredients

  • 2 packs/cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained well (about 30 ounces including packing water)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced roasted beets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup tahini (one ingredient: sesame seeds)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

FOR ROASTING BEETS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.  Trim beet greens and wash beets (no need to dry the beets off, the water helps them cook).  Wrap each beet in foil and place wrapped beets on baking sheet and roast until tender (this ranges between 30 to 60 minutes depending on size).

  2. Let the beets cool for at least 10 minutes.  Unwrap from foil and then peel off the skin (I just rubbed them with my thumbs and skins come off easily).  Dice. 

FOR HUMMUS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients listed above in a high-speed blender.  Blend on high for about 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.

  2. Store in glass containers, keeps for up to 10 days in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

Use this hummus on wraps and pitas and use it to make this No-Oil Beet Hummus Dressing too!


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Comments

  1. Jenifer

    Hi Kristen
    Just made this and it’s delish. Thank you! One question: does this freeze well? It’s a bigger batch than I thought it would be and I’d like to freeze half of it.
    Jenifer

    Reply
    1. Kristen | Hello Nutritarian Post author

      Hi Jennifer!

      Thank you so, so much for taking the time to leave a recipe review–I’m so happy you liked it!

      I am not sure if it freezes well or not–I always end up eating it all, lol!

      To the extent that regular hummus freezes, I’m sure it will be fine! Please let me know how it does and I’ll add that into the recipe comments!

      You can also use some of it to make a batch of beet-hummus dressing!

      xo, Kristen

      Reply
      1. Jenifer

        Kristen
        Thanks for getting back to me. Turns out I didn’t need to freeze it anyway. Ate it all! Loved it….of course in vegetable but especially on a baked potato. Thank you.
        Jenifer

        Reply
  2. Jean

    HI! I’m looking forward to making this hummus as I love TJ’s beet hummus but do not want the salt either. My question, though, is where do you get beet juice? If you are roasting the beets, there is no juice, right?

    Reply
    1. Kristen | Hello Nutritarian Post author

      Hi Jean!

      You can find beet juice in a bottle at the grocery store. Trader Joe’s has a 2 cup portion of beet juice near the milk and OJ section, where they keep the pre-made fresh juices! I’ve also seen beet juice at Safeway and Sprouts.

      Yes, there are roasting juices that will accumulate, but to get that amazing flavor like in TJ’s brand you need to actually use beet juice (beets that have been juiced).

      xo, Kristen

      Reply

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