Beetroot hummus toasts with olives & mint

Beetroot hummus toasts with olives & mint

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 2

Sweet, earthy beetroot, salty feta and fresh mint shine in this simple lunch. ‘Eating the rainbow’ is a nutritional plus and beetroot ticks the purple box

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal381
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre11g
  • protein16g
  • salt1g
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  • 2 slices seeded wholemeal soda bread
  • 210g can chickpeas, drained
  • 200g ready-cooked beetroot, sliced



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

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 30g feta, crumbled



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • a few fresh mint leaves


  1. Toast the bread – if the slices are quite long, halve them first.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the chickpeas into a bowl with half the beetroot, the lemon juice, garlic and oil, and blitz with a stick blender to make hummus. Spread on the toast, top with the remaining beetroot and scatter with feta, olives and mint.

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spacecadetcat's picture
14th Jan, 2018
Left off the feta as I'm vegan, but otherwise this was a really nice recipe. I often eat toast with toppers, but hadn't thought of using beetroot. It was a nice change, especially with the mint - a fresh, lightweight lunch. Could also be dressed down (just the toast, hummus, beetroot and mint) and eaten as a snack.
29th Oct, 2017
This made a gorgeous lunch. I used Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's beetroot and walnut hummus recipe which I know is delicious and added all the extra trimmings as above. My husband isn't a huge fan of beetroot but he really enjoyed this.
1st Mar, 2017
I really liked this, though I'm not sure if my proportions were quite right, but it has given me indigestion. My tummy has been grumbling since lunch, and I can still taste the garlic. I've got masses left too!
Lynda G
10th Jan, 2017
I made this for lunch yesterday and having it again today. I also made the seeded soda bread which was really tasty and went well with the humous.Would have it again.
5th Jan, 2017
Made this for lunch today. It was okay, nothing to rave about. Will eat the second portion tomorrow but unlikely to make again. Not much for a lunch portion. Really hungry now and looking forward to my dinner!!
5th Jan, 2017
Very tasty. I mistakenly blended all the beetroot instead of reserve some for top but it was still delish just not quite as tasty as the blue cheese, walnut and pear version.
4th Jan, 2017
This is delicious! Really easy and definitely worth making. Yum!
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