Beet Hummus (aka Princess Dip)

My kids like hummus. I like hummus. So I make hummus! For those of you out there who don’t know what hummus is, it’s basically pureed bean dip. That’s the way simplified explanation, of course, but you get the picture.

A few weeks ago I whipped up some hummus in my handy dandy food processor. By the way, that is one of my favorite kitchen appliances! I had some leftover beets in the fridge from dinner the night before so I decided to throw them in to the mix. The result was incredible! This hummus was the most brilliant hot pink you have ever seen. I almost didn’t feel right giving it to my kids with our dye free status and all. But they gobbled it up and loved it. The beets definitely added flavor, although for those of you who are not so much into beets, you’ll be happy to know that it wasn’t overly beet-y.

This magnificently colored hummus required a better name than, well, hummus. So in honor of my daughter who is everything princess and my eldest son who also happens to be in the princess phase, I named it Princess Dip.

Beet Hummus Recipe:

  • 2-3 cups garbonzo beans
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • a splash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 – 1 cup cooked beets
  • salt to taste
  • olive oil
Mix first 6 ingredients in a food processor.  Add olive oil until it’s the consistency you prefer.  Taste as you go, and change things up as you please!  Easy peasy.  🙂

15 responses to “Beet Hummus (aka Princess Dip)

  1. I love it, it’s going on my list of food items for baby’s Princess birthday party in a couple of months. What all did you put in it? Recipe?

    • It really would be perfect for a girl’s birthday party! The kids loved dipping all sorts of veggies and crackers in it. I just edited the post to include the recipe.

  2. Yes, we need a recipe (please)!

  3. That is pretty awesome. Nothing like opening the fridge and seeing bright pink something and knowing it is ok to eat. (aka no red dye)

    Love you!

  4. I’m curious . . . because I am no a beet person. But I just may have to try it. Heck, if your little ones scoffed it up, I can at least try it, right??? :wink

    Love the picture. And the name!

    Got any other hummus recipes to share?

  5. going to try this, pink food that is healthy that has got to be win win with a house full of girls

  6. This Looks YUMMY! And I would think it would be ok since it was dyed with beets.

  7. Stealing Samantha’s idea and using this for our Princess’s birthday party! This looks AWESOME!

  8. That looks yummy! Not sure I could get my kids to eat something made out of beets, though.

  9. Wow, awesome! Can’t believe the color 🙂

  10. We’re gonna have to give this a try. My girl child doesn’t want to try hummus so maybe this will suck her in.

  11. That looks SO beautiful!!!

  12. Okay, I gotta say – you are a brave soul. LOL I love hummus but probably wouldn’t attempt to add beets to it. Princess dip! Love that!

  13. Yummy! Love the name!

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