Beets are kind of scary, no? Have you ever cut up a beet before? It’s like a murder scene in your kitchen sink. Madness!
Plus I always thought beets where one of those weird foods that only the internet obsesses over—and only the food-crazed parts of the internet. I thought I was above all that. But of course, I’m not. I finally tried beets this year and OMG! I lovez them. (That z was intentional, just for the record.)I’ve been trying out different hummus recipes lately. I’m a bit obsessed. So I decided to try adding my found love: ze beetz. And goat cheese. I like how the sharp deliciousness of goat cheese goes with the earthiness of beets.
Earthy is a fancy way of saying that beets kind of taste like dirt. In a good way. Seriously.Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus
1 large beet
1 can chickpeas
1/4 cup tahini paste
1 teaspoon salt
4 oz. crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
First scrub the beet and chop into large cubes. Bake in aluminum foil or on a baking tray at 400°F until soft enough to pierce with a fork (about 25-30 minutes). Allow the beet to cool. In a food processor combine the beet (and any juices you were able to reserve), the rinsed *chickpeas, juice from two lemons, tahini paste, salt and goat cheese. Pulse until well blended. Now while the food processor is running drizzle in the olive oil. Blend until smooth.
*I like to remove the skins of the chickpeas to create a smoother texture hummus. Totally optional. You do you’re thing.Crumble a little more goat cheese on top for a pretty presentation. Enjoy these weird-o flavors guys! xo. Emma
P.S. Want more hummus recipes? Check out Sun-Dried Tomato and Ginger + Cilantro.
Great recipe. I added garlic because it’s essential in hummus!
I do love beets! Borscht is one of my favorite things to make. I must try this out!
how do you remove the skins of the chickpeas? one by one? it must take you forever! i’d really love to know how you do it because i like it better that way but don’t have time to do it one by one.
Hahaha,you`re so right,beets just taste like dirt but in a good way!
Oh yum. Beets are so delish and healthy, what a great way to eat them.
Made it last night & it was BRILLIANT! I even overcooked the beet a little by accident, but it didn’t matter. Still bright red & totally scrumptious. Thanks Emma! 🙂
Made this recipe last night and it is fantastic! Good enough that we ate about half of it straight out of the food processor. 🙂
Thanks for the recipe!
I always said I didn’t like beets (one of the few veggies I don’t care for), until I finally gave them a shot this year. I love ’em now!! And I love goat cheese AND I’ve wanted to try making hummus for years now! Thanks for the inspiration!
Since I’m a beet cooking/eating newbie, you peel the beets before baking, right?
wow this sounds great!
This sounds delicious. I absolutely love beetroot so may have to try this.
This looks delicious! Humus is a fave of mine 🙂
My mouth is literally watering looking at this! So delicious!
It’s all three of my favorite foods together!
Yum!! I love raw beef caparccio or tar tar!! http://www.the-provoker.com/2013/04/perspex-tive.html
i love beets, i’ve been eating raw beets salads all winter, with nuts & honey..mmmmh !
Today I’ve tried this hummus (without the cheese) and it tastes great. Thank you !
Oooh I have pre-cooked beets at home. Will give this a try tonight (and have a beet-fest since I won’t be home for the weekend and need to finish them before I leave tomorrow 😉
Love me some beets. I usually eat them on my salads, and since I’m laying here trying to figure out what to do with the beets in the fridge (to juice or not to juice..the things that keep me up at night) I saw this recipe on my bloglovin feed. Thank you!! Hummus and beets — two of my favorite things!
I LOVE beets. I LOVE hummus. I’m sooooo excited to try this!!!!!!!!!
This is crazy, I just had a goat cheese and beet salad! Definitely trying this recipe!
In my home we always ate hummus, my father was a lebanese and is my favorite dish, but this is different and interesting, i like the color and i should learn.
I love hummus!
I want to try this!!