DIY Black Tahini and Beet Hummus Recipe

Photographs: Molly Sheridan

Note: Black sesame seed tahini is made from black sesame seeds and can be found in some specialty middle eastern shops. If you can't find it, substitute regular tahini.

Recipe Details

DIY Black Tahini and Beet Hummus Recipe

Active 15 mins
Total 15 mins
Serves 10 servings
Makes 2 1/2 cups


  • 4 medium beets (about 8 ounces), roasted, peeled, and cubed

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground

  • 2 tablespoons black tahini (see notes)

  • 3 tablespoons juice from 1 to 2 lemons

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional as needed

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves


  1. Combine beets, chickpeas, cumin, tahini, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. With machine running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Season with salt to taste. Serve, drizzling with extra olive oil and sprinkling with parsley.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
121 Calories
8g Fat
11g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 172mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)