This nutrient dense and delicious paleo beet hummus is whole30 friendly and legume free. This recipe is simple and only requires 15 minutes of hands on time. This pretty dip is loaded with flavor and is a crowd pleasing snack. It is perfect for all of your hosting needs as well as a healthy snack alternative.
This recipe was originally published on September 9th 2019 and updated on December 9th 2020 to improve user experience.
What Do I Need To Make Paleo Beet Hummus?
- Beets-I love beets but always struggle with what to add them to. In this Whole30 hummus it adds the perfect natural coloring as well as the earthly taste of beets. You can buy your beets already steam/ baked. If you choose this option they are more than likely to be smaller than regular sized beets. If that is the case, you will need 5-6 small beets.
- Cauliflower-Is what gives this recipe the hummus texture. I don’t like to waste the stems, so we include the stems in the food processor.
- Tahini-The tahini is what gives this paleo dip the hummus-like taste. If you are sensitive to seeds, you can skip it but just know the flavor will be a little different.
- Olive Oil-This is my oil of choice for this recipe, you can sub olive oil with avocado oil but it will slightly impact the taste. Do not use vegetable oils!
- Garlic-Is hummus even hummus without garlic? We do not take the garlic lightly. This recipe calls for at minimum 6 cloves.
- Lemon-Adds even more flavor to this recipe.
How Do I Make This Paleo & Whole30 Dip?
- First, we want to make the beets. In this recipe I have included two ways to make the beets nice and soft. You can use an instant pot or also cook the beets in the oven. Personally I prefer the instant pot. Cooking the beets in the oven takes longer and I am constantly checking to see if they are soft enough due to the fact some beets will take longer to cook due to the size. In terms of the instant pot, regardless of the size of the beets, you will set the setting on 15 minutes HIGH pressure with the vent on top closed. One the time is up, carefully open the vent on top. I like to use a hand towel to prevent myself from burning my hand. Let them cool, then peel them. In the oven you will cook them for at least an hour.
- For the cauliflower, I like to steam it on the stovetop with a little bit of water. You want to be sure not to add too much water or it will become mushy. Add just enough that it doesn’t burn it. Place the cauliflower and water on medium high heat on the stovetop with a lid on for 7 or so minutes until the cauliflower is soft. If needed, you can add more water.
- Once the veggies are made you will place all ingredients in your high speed blender for 30-60 seconds until a dip like substance forms.
How To Eat This Paleo Hummus:
- We love eating this dip with traditional veggies like carrots and celery or our favorite paleo crackers.
- To serve, we enjoy eating it with fresh herbs like parsley as well as almond slivers.
How Long Does This Dip Last?
- You can store this dip in an airtight container for up to a week in the fridge.
If you like this recipe, you will LOVE my other paleo snacks:
- The Best Ever Paleo Italian Meatballs
- Chicken Curry Meatballs
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Whole30 Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs
- Paleo BBQ Cranberry Meatballs
AIP Hummus With Beets & Cauliflower
- baking sheet or instant pot
- Garlic mincer
- frying pan
- high speed blender
For the oven option:
- For the oven option: Preheat the oven to 425. Wrap the washed beets in foil and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake for 1 hour or until soft. Once the beets cool, peel the beets.
For the instant pot option: (my favorite)
- Place the beets in an instant pot on pressure cook HIGH for 15 minutes with 2 cups of water with the vent on top closed. When the time is up open the vent VERY carefully or you will burn yourself. I like to open it with a hand towel. Once the beets cool peel them.
- While the beets are cooking add the chopped cauliflower into a sauce pan with 1/2 cup of water and steam the cauliflower for 7 minutes on medium high heat with a lid. You want to cook the cauliflower just enough so that it is soft, but not mushy. If you need more water, you can slowly add 1 tablespoon at a time to prevent the cauliflower from drying out.
- Once the beets and cauliflower cook, place all ingredients in a high speed blender for 30 seconds. To serve, you can add fresh chopped parsley or almond slivers to garnish.