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Beet, Sesame and Walnut Hummus

Beet, sesame and Walnut Hummus - Spice Trekkers

This hummus can be served as a dip, alone, as one of many mezzes, or even as a side to meat or vegetables dishes.


  • 2 cups roast or boiled beets, chilled
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 orange juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chile flakes, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup tahini, well stirred
  • 2 Tbsp walnut oil or olive oil
  • Walnuts for garnish



  1. Chop beets and place in a food processor. Add garlic, lemon and orange juice, salt, pepper, chile, orange zest and nuts. Purée.
  2. Incorporate tahini into the squash mixture, then add the oil of your choice. Add a little water if the hummus is too thick.
  3. Garnish, to taste, with nut or olive oil.


A variation of the Squash and Hazelnut Hummus from The Spice Trekkers Cook at Home