Hummus ingredients

Try out this Beet & Chickpea Hummus recipe that kids made as part of our 2016-17 Winter Cooking in Schools series.  Some glowing recommendations from kids:

  • “We should make this for Valentine’s Day!” – Kindergartener at Carl Cozier about the beet hummus
  • “This [beet hummus] is Santa’s dream food!” -Jackson, kindergartener at Columbia
  • “This is my favorite food I’ve made in cooking class!” -Eldon, fourth grader at Columbia


  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 small beet
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp tahini (*allergen note: tahini contains sesame)
  • Pinch os salt & pepper
  • Pinch of cumin or paprika
  • Crackers or vegetables to dip


  1. Wash hands
  2. Drain chickpeas by pouring out liquid from can
  3. Pour chickpeas into bowl
  4. Measure olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, salt & pepper, and paprika or cumin into bowl with chickpeas
  5. Using a grater, grate the beet over the bowl of chickpeas
  6. Use a masher or fork to blend the hummus together until smooth
  7. Dip with crackers or another favorite vegetable!

Beet hummus in bowl