Beet and Goat Cheese Hummus

Beet and goat cheese hummusBeets 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.)Unique hummus flavorsI’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.Ingredients to make hummusBeet and Goat Cheese Hummus

1 large beet
1 can chickpeas
2 lemons
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.Beet hummusCrumble 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.

  • 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.

    love, moon

  • 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?

  • This sounds delicious. I absolutely love beetroot so may have to try this.

  • This looks delicious! Humus is a fave of mine 🙂

    Lulu xx

  • My mouth is literally watering looking at this! So delicious!
    It’s all three of my favorite foods together!

    Juliette Laura

  • Yum!! I love raw beef caparccio or tar tar!!

  • 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!

  • I love hummus!
    I want to try this!!

  • 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.


  • Oh my goodness! How beautiful it is! <33

    Stephanie May*

  • I have to try this! I absolutely love beets, and how amazing is that color. For the poster that asked about replacing the Tahini, sesame oil is a great substitute. As a vegan, I’ll have to hunt for a good alternative to goat cheese.

  • I miss the days when you guys would move all your new recipes to the recipe section 🙁

  • Dirt…That’s exactly how my kids described the taste of beets when I made them try them. 🙂 I, however, could eat home-canned beets everyday! I may have to try your tasty-looking recipe.

  • This beet hummus recipe looks delicious and so Cool! Cool Foods are good for you & the planet, like in-season beets combined with the vegetarian protein of chickpeas– delicious and low carbon! So glad to see that A Beautiful Mess is taking a bite out of climate change!
    More Cool recipes & DIY here:

  • Oh my god, that sounds so delicious!

    Jillian –

  • Delicious! The only thing better than hummus is pink hummus!! Can’t wait to try, yay!!

  • Well, I’m not too crazy about the way it looks… But goat cheese anything is usually awesome! 🙂
    xo Heather

  • I love hummous, and especially home made hummous.
    Definitely going to try this recipe when I get the chance!

  • Hahaha, I love how you said earthiness is a fancy way of saying it tastes like dirt, so true. I love earthy tasting things though!

  • Will have to try this one! Absolutely love your recipes Elsie, and why don’t you guys check out one I uploaded on my blog, for raw vegan pate, amazing as a dip, with crackers or as a baked potato or avocado filling!

    Would love everyone to let me know what your thoughts.

  • Yes, beets are a little bit scary! Here we don’t use them that much because we don’t know so many ways of using them! I guess I’m goig to give it a try 😉

  • Looks like an amazing dip! I just bought a food processor.


  • This looks great! I love beats and have been looking for some interesting recipes lately and here it is 🙂

  • Beets totally intimidate me. I’m sure they taste lovely but I just can bring myself to try them. And even if I did try them I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like them. Not because they’d taste bad but because in my head I’ve been so turned off to them that I’m not sure I could get past it.

  • Wow. Delicious beets? check. Delicious goat cheese? check. Delicious hummus? check. This sounds like it will become a new addiction of mine. Thanks for sharing! xo

    I will try this one soon too!! 😉

  • This has me so curious.. I really don’t like beets.. and yes I’ve tried them more times then I can count, but I do LOVE goat cheese!

  • Oh yum, what a great idea! Beets are so good!

    I love beet and goat cheese salads! Roast some beets (especially the golden ones!) with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Add in some pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and some cherry tomatoes. To die for!!

  • A few weeks ago I made your sundried tomato hummus 🙂 which was really good! I’m also gonna try this one.


  • This is great. I ate something similar in a restaurant once, but it was made with berries. I think I’m going to try to adapt the recipe to use fruits. Thanks a lot!

  • I made a roasted beet hummus a few months ago, and it was great! Love the addition of goat cheese though, will have to try that next time!

  • lol, I’m glad you called them weird-o flavors so I didnt have to, lol!! I’m going to try it though. I’m sure I’ll love it….I swear I dont know what I ate before I found your blog!

  • I’ve always LOVED beets and made a similar beet hummus for Valentines Day. The goat cheese sounds like a great addition to the earthy flavor of beets. And yes, they taste like dirt, delicious dirt.

  • sounds delicious…

  • This is definitely different! I don’t think I have ever had anything with beets before. It looks yummy though,

  • OMG, that sounds sooooo yummy.

    and in my country beets are very popular, so it sounds incredible to me, that so many people don’t like them 🙂

  • Never would have thought of this. The recipe didn’t sound all that great from the post title, but it looks aboslutely delicious. I love those colors.

  • I LOVE food with color. It just looks so much better to the eye doesn’t it?

  • My kids love hummus! I fear this version may be a washing nightmare as my kids like to spread their food over themselves as we’ll as eating it! Looks yummy!

  • that sounds AMAZING! I can’t wait to try it. I think my all time favorite salad is beat and goat cheese salad. Beets are absolutely delicious, i can’t get enough of them (but totally agree with how messy and gross they make your kitchen sink).

  • this looks way too delish! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I’m not sure if I’d love the beet hummus but I’m such a fan of goat cheese I’d definintely try it!


  • I literally just made almost the exact beet hummus over the weekend (without the cheese), and though I liked it, I felt like it was missing something. I think the cheese will be crucial next time.

    Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far!

  • Mmmm, it looks yummy! I love beets! They are so healthy and the biggest source of sex drive! Just saying.XoXo, Rimma from Always Fashion Girl

  • Here in Australia we call it beetroot and we love it. Beets would be more likely to refer to green leafy stuff (silverbeet). You can buy beetroot raw; raw but pre-peeled and packaged; or whole (or sliced) in cans. An Aussie-style burger is one that has sliced (tinned) beetroot and usually pineapple added to it. We also tend to put it in salad sandwiches a lot.

  • I LOVE beets (but didnät really know they were an internet thing) and goats cheese, definitely need to try this out!

  • I cannot imagine how this could taste. On the one side I LOVE goat cheese but on the other, I like beets too, but only with garlic and vinegar. hm, I will give it a try.

  • I have been trying new vegetable and new ways to cook them. I tried frest beets for the first time about month ago and roasted them. You are correct that it looked like a murder scene in my kitchen, but it cleaned up easily enough. I roasted them with olive oil and salt and pepper. They did not turn out well at all! They were hard as a brick. I would like to try them again – any tips for cooking them?

  • I love hummus, but I’m allergic to tahini. That usually means I just eat as much as I can until my mouth gets itchy. And that seriously cramps my style. I’ve tried making my own by just skipping the tahini and pumping up the other flavorings, but it never turns out quite the same. Do you know of any substitutes I could try to still use your awesome recipes and not have to kick my hummus habit?

  • Hmmm looks so taste!!! yummy!!!

  • To be honest…I’ve never tasted a beet. I’ve smelled burnt beets but have never eaten them! I’ll have to try!! =)

  • I am obsessed with hummus! Thanks for sharing – it looks quite delicious!


  • looks better than chickpeas hummus 🙂

  • You had me at goat cheese hummus! I haven’t actually tried beets before, but this looks like a great recipe to give them a go!


  • I didnt saw recipe like that and I would like to taste it.

  • I love homemade hummus, this with beets and goats cheese sounds amazing. may have to whip some up for tomorrows lunch.


  • My roommate makes amazing hummus!!Also, her favorite saying is “Food tastes best when it’s shared!” So yeah, I’m loving my life.

  • Yum! I’ve been looking for more beet recipes! I am absolutely in love with goat cheese!

    P.S. Do beets make anyone think of Dwight?? 😉

    -Samantha @Blissfully Bossy

  • as a hummus and beet lover, this is a must try!


  • I love beets. My parents always grow loads in their garden and it’s just fantastic. My mom’s pickled beets are seriously to die for. One of my favorite things is mixing a bit of honey and mild vinegar with thinly sliced red onions, pouring that over pickled beets and sprinkling with pecans or walnuts and goat cheese. Delicious… Totally going to try this recipe too.

  • I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of beets but this hummus might be too pretty not to make! Thanks for the post!

  • We made this last night, a great spring appetizer! Keep up the amazing work girls!

  • Looks incredible!!
    And love your dishes and things A LOT

  • This looks scrumptious and a fun way to make eating beats enjoyable.
    Bringing love of vintage fashion, photography and Diy trinkets to the masses.

  • I love beets! Always have. I eat them sliced and straight from the can haha. This looks delicious!

  • This is so lovely. I really like evrything.

    xoxo, Style Diaries and Lifestyle Blog & Yum Diaries a Food Blog


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