Hummus ingredients

Recommended materials: Large bowl, grater (or knife), cutting board, masher (or fork), tablespoon (or one big spoon), measuring cups.

This recipe makes roughly 2 cups of hummus.


  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 small beet (grated or finely chopped)
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 2 TBSP tahini (*allergen note: tahini contains sesame)
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of cumin or paprika
  • Crackers or vegetables, for dipping!


  1. Wash hands.
  2. Drain chickpeas by pouring out the liquid from their can.
  3. Pour chickpeas into a bowl.
  4. Add olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, salt & pepper, and paprika or cumin into the bowl with chickpeas.
  5. Using a grater, grate your 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.
  8. Enjoy!

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

Beet hummus in bowl