Beetroot hummus party platter served with vegetables and toast

Beetroot hummus party platter

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Prep: 15 mins


Serves 8

Never know what to make when you have friends round for drinks? This one-platter-serves-all beetroot hummus will be a big hit, and doesn’t require any cooking

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal312
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.2g


  • 2 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 x 300g pack cooked beetroot, drained



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tahini



    Also known as tahina, this finely ground paste of husked and roasted sesame seeds is an…

  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve
  • good squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp sumac (optional)



    This wine-coloured ground spice is one of the most useful but least known and most…

  • pinch of chilli flakes (optional)

To serve (optional)

  • crunchy summer veg, cut into batons (we used fennel, sugar snap peas, baby heritage carrots & radishes)
  • bread, toasted and cut into fingers for dipping
  • mini mozzarella balls
  • olives
  • prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks


  1. Set about 2 tbsp chickpeas aside. Tip the rest of the chickpeas, the beetroot, garlic, tahini, oil and lemon juice into a food processor with a good pinch of salt. Blend until smooth, then check the seasoning, adding a little more salt or lemon if it needs it. Chill the hummus until you’re ready to serve (it will keep for up to two days).

  2. Transfer the hummus to a wide, shallow bowl or spread over a platter. Drizzle with some oil, scatter with the reserved chickpeas, hazelnuts, seeds, sumac and chilli (if using). Arrange the crunchy veg and other accompaniments around the platter and let everyone dig in.

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Stacey Walker's picture
Stacey Walker
22nd Dec, 2019
Hi, can you use tinned beetroot in this dip. Thanks
lulu_grimes's picture
23rd Dec, 2019
Hello, You could but it may change the flavour. Make sure the beetroot tastes sweet rather than vinegary. The vacuum packed cooked beetroot has no flavourings added.
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