4-Ingredient Beet Hummus {Paleo, Vegan, Oil-Free, No Beans}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: About 1-1/2 cups 1x


Gorgeous, delicious, 4-ingredient beet hummus! It is Paleo, vegan, oil-free, bean-free and only 42 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. You can roast beets, or go ultra-simple with ready-to-use roasted or canned beets.



  • 4 medium beets, trimmed and well-scrubbed (leave peels on)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Fine sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Wrap the beets in foil, completely enclosing. Place foil pack on a baking sheet and roast for 50 to 60 minutes until very easily pierce with tines of a fork. Let cool completely.
  3. Unwrap beets. Wearing gloves, peel or rub off skins (don’t worry–they come of easily). Very coarsely chop and place in food processor.
  4. Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and 1/2 tsp salt to processor. Process until smooth. Adjust salt to taste.


Storage: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

SUPER-EASY SHORTCUT VERSION: Use 1 and 1/2 15-ounce cans of peeled baby beets (or other canned, non-pickled beets) in place of roasting the beets. Drain the beets thoroughly before using.

Spice it up: Consider adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ground cumin, ground coriander, and or smoked paprika or sriracha to the mix!

  • Category: Spread, Snack, Appetizer


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 42
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 40.6 mg
  • Fat: 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg