Beet Hummus with Lemon Dill Pita Chips

Cooked beets blended with chickpeas, tahini, lemon zest, and dill make the ultimate dip! This homemade hummus recipe is creamy, easy to make, and perfect for parties or a healthy snack!

Hummus is one of my FAVORITE savory snacks. From original to zesty flavors like roasted red pepper, I am a big fan.

Beets are the perfect flavor addition to hummus and paired with flavors like lemon and dill is just outta this world my friends!

ingredients for homemade hummus

Ingredients in beet hummus

The foundation to any hummus recipe is chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), and olive oil. From there you can add the flavors you’d like.

For this beet hummus recipe, there are beets (duh), but also lemon and dill.

instructions on how to make homemade beet hummus

How to make beet hummus

  1. Start by preparing the beet. Beets cannot be eaten raw and need to be cooked to be digestible. For this recipe, I boil the beets because it is a quicker method than roasting.
  2. Chop in a food processor until the beets are in coarse pieces.
  3. Add all the ingredients except oil and blend on low.
  4. Slowly incorporate olive oil to emulsify.

homemade beet hummus in food processor

Tip on making GREAT hummus:

Emulsify the oil! Trust me, adding the oil last as the food processor is running, makes a HUGE difference. It really blends the hummus and makes it a smooth and creamy consistency.

homemade pita chips on baking sheet

Hummus is great on its own, but if you want to take this beet hummus to the next level, pair it with some homemade pita chips!

How to make homemade pita chips:

  1. Brush with olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and salt
  2. Bake for 7-9 minutes

It’s so simple, yet really elevates a crudite plate having some crunchy baked pita chips.

homemade beet hummus with dill, lemon, and feta. Paired with homemade pita chips, carrots, cucumbers, and endives

Hummus is perfect for parties as an appetizer or a healthy snack to bring to work. Pair with raw veggies or the homemade pita chips for a delicious snack.

Hummus is also the perfect companion on sandwiches! Slather this beet hummus on a veggie sandwich for a healthy condiment.

Homemade beet hummus recipe with pita chips, lemon, and fresh dill

Beet hummus tastes great topped with fresh crumbled feta or goat cheese, but obviously, you can omit this step if vegan! It tastes great without it, but the salty cheese does elevate the dish in a delicious way.

What to serve with hummus:

  • Homemade pita chips
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Endives
  • Bell peppers
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

hand dipping homemade pita chip in beet hummus with dill, lemon, and feta

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hand dipping homemade pita chip into beet hummus with dill, lemon, and feta

Beet Hummus with Lemon Dill Pita Chips

Beet hummus is not only a gorgeous pink hue, but it's the BEST easy and healthy snack! Tahini, chickpeas, beets, and oil are blended together and flavored with dill and lemon. Plus, learn to make easy homemade pita chips to accompany this beautiful dip! Perfect for Spring parties, or a healthy snack to take to work!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword: appetizer for spring, beet hummus recipe, healthy appetizer, healthy snack for work
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 201kcal
Author: Amanda


Beet Hummus:

  • 1 beet peeled
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste sesame seed paste - found near the peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice approx. juice from 1 lemon
  • 1.5 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • feta for topping (optional; omit if vegan)

Homemade Lemon Dill Pita Chips

  • pita bread cut into eighths
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill plus extra for serving (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus extra for serving (optional)


  • Peel the beet and chop into quarter-sized pieces.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and add beet. Cook for 12-15 minutes until you can pierce a fork through a piece of the beet.
  • Add to the food processor and add remaining ingredients for hummus except for the olive oil.
  • Blend on low and while the food processor is running, pour the olive oil in. Blend until hummus is fully mixed and smooth.
  • Serve with fresh dill, lemon zest, and feta on top (optional). Leftovers keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

To Make Pita Chips:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut pita bread into triangles and place on a nonstick baking sheet.
  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and salt. Brush mixture onto pita slices.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until golden brown.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.2g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 9.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 6.9g | Sugar: 5.4g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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1 thought on “Beet Hummus with Lemon Dill Pita Chips”

  1. 5 stars
    Beet hummus is just SO pretty – I love that you added in feta cheese and dill into it! Cannot wait to give this a try.


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