Holiday Hummus Recipe with Harvesters

Beet Hummus Recipe, Kasim Hardaway

Holiday Hummus Recipe with Harvesters

Holiday entertaining can be time-consuming and stressful if you don’t prepare ahead of time.  I typically find myself in a crunch and in need of something hassle-free yet sure to impress.

See Also: Roasted Root Vegetables and Yogurt Sauce Recipe with Harvesters

That is why simple, straight-forward recipes are my go-to during the holiday season. This Holiday Beet Hummus recipe made in partnership with Harvesters Community Food Network is an easy, last minute appetizer.

Literally can be made right before heading to your holiday parties and get togethers. 

It is important to remember that hunger doesn’t take a holiday. Specifically, childhood hunger is an epidemic that only becomes more vicious during the holiday season.

For many children in Kansas City and surrounding communities, the upcoming holidays mean an empty stomach. Low-income families struggle to feed their children with school holiday breaks and snow days - days without free and reduced-priced school lunches. 

Harvesters’ BackSnack program provides packs of nutritious food for students so they don’t go hungry over weekends at home. The need for the BackSnack program more than doubles during the upcoming holiday school break.

You can learn more about the BackSnack program and how you can make a difference by clicking the button below.

Holiday Beet Hummus Recipe


Holiday Beet Hummus


  • 2 medium-sized beets, roasted

  • 1 large onion, roasted

  • 4 cloves of garlic, roasted

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for drizzle

  • 1 lemon, juice

  • salt and pepper

Plus your favorite accouterments--olives, crackers and even herbs for garnish!


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Split beets and onion in halves or quarters.

  3. Toss beets, onions and garlic with a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Roast for one hour, or until beets are fork tender.

  5. Allow to cool.

  6. In a food processor, blend tahini, olive oil, water, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

  7. Peel roasted beets and add to mixture along with onion.

  8. Puree mixture again until smooth.

  9. Lightly drizzle with olive oil.

  10. Serve with your favorite dipping items.