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Made with just 5 ingredients, this nut-free beet hummus is great for spoon feeding or baby led weaning. And if you have a picky eater, try serving this as a dip alongside foods they are learning to enjoy.

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There are so many different ways to prepare and enjoy beets. I’ve certainly shared my fair share of them, which I will link below!

And while I LOVE them simply roasted, my baby much rather prefer them incorporated into something else. Because it’s an excellent source of folate, vitamin C, fiber, and iron, to name a few, I want to incorporate this nutrient-dense vegetable into her diet as much as possible.

It’s also one food that really helped both of my kids with constipation. This and chia seeds.

You are going to love how easy it is to whip up this pink beet hummus and its versatility!

Looking for another fun-colored alternative to the traditional hummus? Then give this carrot hummus a try too!

Ingredients

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Beets – Here are the two ways I like to cook them. I normally make a big batch and freeze what I don’t use so I can easily thaw in the fridge and make muffins, pancakes, dips, etc (recipes linked below).

Chickpeas – Feel free to swap out with any bean(s) of choice! It’s good with cannellini and black beans too! If you’d like the basic formula for making ANY bean-based dip, check out my Veggie-Centered Delights ecookbook.

Garlic – Start with 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic and add more to taste at the end

Olive oil – feel free to add more if the consistency is too thick for your liking

Lemon – again add more to taste.

Related: Beans for Babies

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Add all the ingredients to a food blender/processor.
  2. Blend! I like to keep it thick. Enjoy with fresh herbs and additional toppings, such as hemp seeds, walnuts, unsweetened coconut, etc.

Nuts and Seeds for Babies

How to serve beet hummus to babies and kids

For babies:

  • Mix in nuts/seeds for a boost of fat and nutrition. Preload onto a spoon and either hand it to them or place on the table/plate. Most likely your baby will go right in with their hands and that’s ok too! As hard as it may be, try to embrace the mess. It’s an important part of learning to self feed.
  • Spread on the tip of cooked vegetables
  • Spread on baked goods
  • Spread on toast
  • Mix in with oatmeal, lentils, pasta
  • Add to grilled cheese

You may also like: Pumpkin Seed Spinach Hummus, Broccoli Hummus

For toddlers:

Along with the suggestions above, try laying out a bowl of hummus alongside an assortment of vegetables, crackers, bread, etc., and let them have fun exploring all the different textures and flavors.

Be sure to include a vegetable your child doesn’t like (yet!). Kids love to dip and it just might encourage your child to give the veggie a try!

You can also pack the hummus into their school lunchboxes too!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store leftovers?

Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Tips for serving leftovers

The hummus will thicken up in the fridge. If you wish, you can thin out with water or even breastmilk/formula for your baby.

Can I freeze the hummus?

Absolutely! I like to store in single serving portions using this freezer tray so I can thaw just the amount I need. Simply place the tray in the freezer, pop out the molds, and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Will keep for up to 3 months.beet hummus spooned into a silicone freezer tray

More Beet Recipes for babies and kids

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Beet hummus for baby
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Beet Hummus for Babies

Made with just 5 ingredients, this nut-free beet hummus is great for spoon feeding or baby led weaning.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12
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Ingredients 

  • 1 medium cooked beet (about 140g)
  • 15 ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon minced garlic, depending on your preference
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, more if needed

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree to desired consistency. I kept a bit on the chunkier side not only so the baby can experience texture but bc I’m mainly going to serve it as a topper rather than a dip. You can adjust by adding more oil. You can also add tahini, Greek yogurt, etc. Have fun with it!

Notes

  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.
  • The hummus will thicken up in the fridge. If you wish, you can thin out with water or even breastmilk/formula for your baby.
  • To freeze, I like to store in single serving portions using the linked freezer tray so I can thaw just the amount I need. Simply place the tray in the freezer, pop out the molds, and transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container. Will keep for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 14mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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Beet hummus - baby led weaning
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About Min

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am Min, a Registered Dietitian, a Christ follower, a wife, and a mom to our two miracle babies! Currently, I’m having a ton of fun feeding their tummies and sharing our baby led weaning journey! Follow me on Instagram if interested in seeing daily menu as well as tips and tricks.

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  1. May you please share how the beet was cooked for this recipe? Would it be ok to use store bought cooked beetroot? I tried with this and the colour appeared different.

    1. You can use store bought but yes the color will be different more brownish, right? Check out my blog post on beets for baby for the different cooking methods

  2. 5 stars
    Wonderful recipe! I was a bit unsure whether this would work without the salt, but nope, it works! Baby and mom both loved it! ❤️

    1. Yay! I’m so glad. I really started experimenting with cooking without salt and it’s been so fun!