ION Restaurant

Vegan, Organic Dining

Connecticut's Premier Vegan Restaurant for over 30 years

Red Beet Hummus Recipe

One of the greatest joys of I.O.N. is getting to be a part of our customers’ lives. Food plays an important role in so many of life’s most important moments, and we’re honored when people choose to celebrate those moments at I.O.N. We play a behind-the-scenes role at birthday celebrations, share in your excitement at graduation parties, and have seen our fair share of first dates. We’ve watched some of those dates lead to surprise proposals, gone on to make cakes for those weddings, and served anniversary dinners a year later.

This Friday is Valentine’s Day, and we’re excited for even more love stories to unfold at I.O.N. In fact, we’ve fallen head over heels ourselves - for this roasted beet hummus that’s perfectly pink for Valentine’s Day.  Visit our website to see the full Valentine’s Day menu and join us this Friday evening!

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Roasted Beet Hummus Recipe


Serves 6 people

1.5 cups beets – chopped into 1” cubes

2 cups cooked chickpeas

Juice of 1 lemon

zest of 1/2 lemon

2 minced garlic cloves

2 tablespoons tahini

1/4 cup of olive oil



Place beets onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with tinfoil and roast for 45 minutes until soft.

Let beets cool to room temperature.

In a large food processor, combine chickpeas, cooled beats, and all of remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Serve with carrots, cucumbers, pita bread – and anything else you’d like!