I “heart” red beet hummus!

I have to be honest – I was nervous about making…and trying…this beautifully dahlicious side. It could go sideways really easy. “Beets…gooood. Hummus…gooood.” to quote Joey from Friends!  I had never even made regular hummus from scratch…let alone beet hummus, but I was hosting a Galentine’s Day event and it was all things hearts and “red”, so I thought “now’s the time” to try something fresh & fun! Well it was a hit! Everyone loved it & I was getting “what’s the recipe?” all day. Not to mention…this colorful concoction is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Beets are an excellent source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), magnesium, potassium, rich in iron and vitamin C. And the chick peas (chi chi beans as my Nana called them) used in hummus are high in protien and fiber. Food for the “heart” & soul!

So…here ya go! Roasted Red “Heart” Beet Hummus by the Dahlicious Kitchen.


Makes 6 servings

  • 1 small roasted beet
  • 1 15-oz. can cooked chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 large lemon (zested)
  • 1/2 large lemon (juiced)
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2  Tbsps Tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil



  1. Prep beet/s by rinsing and wrapping in tin foil. Roast beet/s (depending on your serving size) at 425 for about an hour
  2. Using rubber gloves (to avoid your hands turning pink) run warm water over the beets & rub the skin until it slides right off.
  3. When beets are cooled & peeled, quarter & puree beets in blender or food processor. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. Add extra ingredients to taste as needed. A pinch of water will “water it down” if it’s too thick.
  5. Drizzle a swirl of olive oil on top & sprinkle dried lavender or merrigold for garnish.
  6. Enjoy with raw beet chips, crudités or warm pita.

Keeps in fridge for a week and freezer for a month.

Enjoy dahly’s!


Nanci Dahl
About me

Welcome Dahlings, I’m so happy you’ve taken the time to drop by my circus. I started this blog because I hope to inspire my fellow dahls with tips on how to be happy, healthy & fabulous! There will be fashion, beauty & travel tips from years in the entertainment industry. Everything from planning a party to trying to get pregnant…you’ll find it right here! We’ll talk about my “letter to God” to find my soul-mate, getting married in just 6 months, moving across the country from Nashville, Tennessee to Orange County, California and combining our country-coastal lifestyles together. I come from a big Italian family so there will be food & lots of it! I’ll share my Dahlicious recipes I learned how to make while being a contestant on MasterChef…and some family recipes that I will most likely be disowned for sharing ;) Please leave me any questions, comments or concerns…I really appreciate all your sweet support! I’m looking forward to getting to know all my dahls & making some new friends!


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