Bummus (Beets + Hummus)


My husband inadvertently named this when he found out what my “secret” ingredient was in this dish!  He’s not as crazy about beets as I am, but he did like this new reinvention of hummus.  We LOVE hummus around here and I like to keep it on hand for a quick snack or light lunch.   I normally make my regular Paleo hummus, but decided to kick things up a bit when I bought some beets at the grocery store this week.  This hummus takes about 20 minutes to make once you’ve got all the veggies cut up.  It’s a perfect summertime snack if you ask me 🙂 And you can eat this totally guilt free!  If you want it to be vegan, leave out the tablespoon of butter and replace it with olive oil.  The chips I served mine with are organic, gluten free, and vegan!  …..And yes, they still taste good!


  • Servings: Roughly 3 cups
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Beets + Hummus is Bummus!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 cups zucchini and squash, diced
  • 1 vidalia onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 beet, peeled and diced (your hands will turn a pretty shade of red 🙂 )
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup organic tahini


  1. In a large saute pan on medium heat, add the olive oil and butter.  Once it’s hot, add the beets and let them cook until fork tender.  This takes about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Pour the beets over into your blender, ninja, vitamix, or whatever you use to puree food.  Try to reserve the oil/butter in the pan.
  3. Return your pan back to the heat and add the squash, zucchini, onion, and garlic.  Let this cook until it’s fork tender.  This doesn’t take long at all…5-7 minutes.
  4. Pour the veggies into the blender with your beets and puree for about 20 seconds.
  5. Next, add the lemon juice, zest, salt, pepper, cumin, and tahini.  Blend again for another 30 seconds or until all the ingredients are pureed together.  No lumps!
  6. TASTE THE BUMMUS!  If it needs more seasoning, add it now.  If not, pour it into a pretty bowl and serve it with some healthy chips and veggies!  BOOM!  It’s just that simple!




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