Purple Hummus!

No it’s not mold, it’s actually just a twist in the recipe. I have a confession to make, I’m Lebanese and I don’t like hummus. Blasphemy I know.

So instead of giving up altogether on this actually very healthy food, I thought I would twist it up by using  ingredients I do like (such as beets and chickpeas) and less of Tahini (which I actually don’t like).

This hummus is a little sweeter than the regular one because of the added beets, and just looks a lot more colorful – It could work if you’re trying to feed your kids something healthy and PURPLE! Kids tend to love meals that can stain!

You will need:

  • 1 can chickpeas or around 400gramschickpeas
  • 1 whole beetroot (if you don’t like the sweetness, you can just go for half)
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon


How to:

1- heat the chickpeas in a pot till you can mash them slightly, add cumin and garlic. Mash together

2- add the chickpeas, and all remaining ingredients (one by one) into a food processor.

3- mix thoroughly, serve with a teaspoon of olive oil and vegetables (if you’re going for the extra healthy), or pita/Arabic bread.



Calories and servings:

serves 4-6 easily

calories/serving = 150 calories!

I’d like to challenge any cheddar cheese nacho dip to beat these calorie numbers! Use this as an appetizer for group hangouts and cut out caloric intake from cheesey-unhealthy alternatives by at least half!



hummus and bread

Happy healthy living!


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4 thoughts on “Purple Hummus!”

  1. Yea I’ve tried this one!! It actually looks great if you are having people over.
    What I did is 3 different dips with toasted baguette, either regular hummus, beet hummus, pesto-like hummus, these look awesome, taste different and have different nutrient content, win-win!

    1. I’ve never seen pesto-like hummus before even! I’m going to go on the hunt for one. You’re absolutely right – such a great bargain with hummus for everyone! 🙂 thanks for reading!

  2. I think I like the normal color more… If only visually because it looks great with olive oil and a bit of greenery..

    1. well, food is all a matter of personal preference and habit – i know children prefer colorful foods. Also, personally I don’t like tahini and i needed to add volume to the meal with an ingredient i love! I wouldn’t brush off the color right way, i suggest what Paty commented above – trying the regular and infused hummus instead of the typical cheese and chips dips if ur up for changing ur taste palate! 😀

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