Red Velvet Hummus Recipe

red velvet healthy dessert hummus topped with goju berries. a bowl of this hummus is a meal in one and can be enjoyed with just a spoon!

Vacuum packed cooked beetroots are used in the red velvet hummus recipe below. Always choose the ones that are just pure beet with no vinegar added.

You can use fresh beetroots if you prefer and they just need to be boiled in water for about 10 minutes. Don’t throw away the boiling water after cooking beets as this contains nutrition and colour – perfect to add a bit of organic brightness to any recipe! Always peal raw beets very carefully as some dirt blended into dessert hummus can ruin it with a gritty texture.

red velvet sweet hummus recipe made from beetroot and cocoa to have a light chocolate creamy taste. no dye used in this red velvet recipe as beets give all the pink colour you need

The red velvet hummus isn’t quite as bright as I would have liked – it is more of a light beetroot colour! It could have been brighter using raw beets but the taste didn’t quite work for me as it was too earthy.

Even when commercial products use beetroots for the colour they’re often heavily concentrated and adjusted to get a bright pink and I wanted to use a pure easy ingredient here.

red velvet hummus ingredients include beetroot, cocoa, coconuts, vanillia and coconut cream. no oil in this sweet hummus and full of heart healthy fats

You’ll notice the red velvet is decorated with goji berries. This was just because I had some and had run out of cacao nibs for a garnish and didn’t want to use mint again.

Using the goji berries would have worked in the recipe to make it more fruity and a deeper red but I wanted to keep this sweet hummus recipe with easy to source ingredients. Although goji berries are now easy to find most food shops in the UK, that isn’t the same everywhere.

healthy sweet hummus that's red velvet flavour. This close up photo shows the creamy yet still hummus like texture of this healthy natural hummus recipe

Red velvet was traditionally natural as cocoa used to be processed with a different agent. This made it react with baking soda and vinegar to give a natural red colour. Now since almost all cocoa is dutched the reaction does not take place so all red velvet comes from red dye.

Coconut sugar is used in this recipe just to give a bit of a variation in natural sweeteners. Use any that you like for this sweet hummus recipe.

red velvet healthy dessert hummus topped with goju berries. a bowl of this hummus is a meal in one and can be enjoyed with just a spoon!
Yield: 8 servings

Red Velvet Hummus

Red Velvet Hummus

Sweet hummus made with cocoa, natural sweeteners and beetroot to have a light chocolate sweet creamy flavour. No dye is used in this recipe it gets its natural pink colour just from beetroot.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1 cooked beet
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp cocoa / cacao
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp ground sesame
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar


  1. Blend everything for the red velvet hummus together in a food processor for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Serve in a bowl and you can top with something red to enhance the colour like goji berries.
  3. Enjoy within 3-5 days and store in the fridge.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per ServingCalories 106 Total Fat 2g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 86mg Carbohydrates 19g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 12g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g

3 thoughts on “Red Velvet Hummus”

  1. Just a note that goji berry bushes grow like weeds all over the UK – often on waste ground. You can get seeds for pennies, or go with paying £2-5 for a started plant, and grow your own bushes indoors or outside. They spread vigorously.

    I don’t know how I’ve missed sweet hummus recipes until now, but this looks amazing. Thank you!

    1. Ah thanks, I’ve heard that several times and that they were grown for decoration. But never really found any in the UK. Someone told me they saw some in Lyme Regis though. I must lookout more for when they are fruiting!

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