• Recommended for: Difficulty Swallowing, High Calorie, Taste Changes, Poor Appetite, Dry Mouth, Diarrhea
  • Makes ~12 servings
  • Provides 110 calories, 3 grams protein per 2T serving

Beet Hummus

beet hummus


  • 1 medium roasted beet, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans (or one 15oz can drained)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon fresh lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. To roast the beets, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wrap beets in foil, cook 45-60 minutes until fork tender.
  2. Place garbanzo beans, beets, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. While the food processor or blender is running, stream in olive oil. Serve with pita, chopped vegetables, or whole grain crackers.

Nutrition Tips:

  • Beets contain nutrients to support a strong cardiovascular system, and have been shown to have anti-tumor properties. They also contain lutein, an important nutrient for eye health.
  • Beans are an excellent source of protein, folate, and iron.
  • Add extra lemon to help perk up your taste buds if experiencing taste changes.
  • Add an extra long drizzle of olive oil to boost the calorie content if you are losing weight.