Whizzing some goat’s cheese and rocket into home-made hummus is a quick, easy and delicious twist on the classic. Perfect for dipping, putting into sandwiches or even using as a pasta sauce. Gluten Free.
Goat’s Cheese and Rocket Hummus
I am just dippy about dips! Dips should be classified as their own food group surely? A home-made dip or two served with crudités counts towards your five-a-day and is positively good for you.
I’ve given the classic hummus a quick make over and whipped up my own version from scratch with some added goat’s cheese and rocket. The combination works really well – the goat’s cheese adds a creamy richness which is complemented by the peppery heat form the rocket.
Chavroux is a popular fresh goat’s cheese brand in France and Europe, and is perfect for this recipe – I used the creamy soft pyramid cheese, but for a stronger and more pronounced goat’s cheese flavour you could use the goat’s cheese log.
How To Make Goat’s Cheese and Rocket Hummus Step by Step
Step 1– measure out the ingredients
Step 2 – Blitz the chickpeas briefly in a food processor (reserve a few for garnishing later).
Step 3 – Add the rest of the ingredients – the goat’s cheese, rocket, tahini, garlic and olive oil.
Step 4 – And blitz to the desired consistency. If necessary, add some water to loosen the mixture.
Step 5 – serve, garnished with the reserved chickpeas and more rocket leaves. Or spoon into ready made canape cases.
Goat’s Cheese Hummus Recipe Notes, Tricks & Tips
I used a soft fresh goat’s cheese for this – for a stronger flavour use a goat’s cheese log, or more mature soft goat’s cheese.
Once made the goat’s cheese hummus will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 days.
You can of course whizz up the goats cheese and rocket with regular store bought hummus.
Substitute the rocket for some baby spinach for another twist on the recipe.
Chavroux Goat’s Cheese
Chavroux is leading brand of fresh goat’s cheese in France and Europe, and we love its creamy soft texture. There are two varieties widely on sale in the UK – the soft delicately flavoured pyramid and the stronger, creamy soft rinded log. The pyramids retail for £2.50 for 150g, and the logs £2.00 for the same weight.
It is delicious as part of a cheese board, on its own, or on cracker as a snack. It’s also amazing as a versatile cooking ingredient for both sweet and savoury recipes.
For example, it’s perfect in my grain salad with roasted vegetables and goat’s cheese, mushroom frittata with goats cheese, Jersey Royal (new potato), asparagus & goat’s cheese filo tartlets, creamy chorizo & goat’s cheese one pot magic pasta, or goat’s cheese, thyme and Bramley apple muffins.
Some More Uses for Goat’s Cheese
Aside from serving with crackers and crisps try this goat’s cheese hummus with our ultimate crudite platter.
- Melt some goat’s cheese into pasta sauce to add an extra layer of flavour
- Spread Chavroux onto toast and top with sliced avocado. Try adding spring onions or radishes for some heat
- Stir a large spoonful of Chavroux into soup
- Roll smoked salmon around Chavroux for a canapé. Or serve a spoonful in a shot glass (with a teaspoon) topped with smoked salmon or air dried ham and strips of cucumber
- Wrap a lightly steamed asparagus head with Chavroux and Parma ham. A delicious and easy first course
- You can even use goat’s cheese in a baked cheesecake!
A great variation on traditional hummus. Soft goat's cheese adds a creaminess and lightness to the hummus, offset by the heat of the rocket leaves. Gluten Free.
- 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed)
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- 1 clove garlic
- 50 g soft goat's cheese
- 1 tsp tahini
- 1 tbs good olive oil
- 1 handful rocket leaves
- pepper and salt to taste
Blitz the chickpeas briefly in a food processor. Keep a few back for garnishing.
Add the rest of the ingredients, blitz together to the desired consistency. If the hummus is too stiff, add some water to loosen it.
Serve, garnished with rocket leaves and the remaining chickpeas.
- I used a soft fresh cheese for this - for a stronger flavour use a goats cheese log, or more mature soft goat's cheese.
- Once made the goat's cheese hummus will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for 3 days.
- You can of course whizz up the goats cheese and rocket with regular store bought hummus.
- Substitute some baby spinach for the rocket for for another twist on the recipe.
- This recipe is 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points
Post and recipe for Goat’s Cheese & Rocket Hummus commissioned by Chavroux. All opinions our own.