Holy Deliciousness Hummus

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Drop everything and make this amazing hummus right now.  Wait – actually, you must read the recipe first!  I promise you will love it.  You’re got to love anything named Holy Deliciousness Hummus, right?


Holy Deliciousness Hummus


Ingredients (makes 1.5 cups):


  • 1 cup of white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive olive
  • 1 clove fresh garlic (or 1/4 tablespoon minced garlic)
  • Two heavy pinches of salt
  • One heavy pinch of pepper




  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until creamy.
  • Serve and enjoy!  (So easy!)


What makes this hummus so amazing? Why, the goat cheese, of course!  The result was a very lightly whipped hummus.  I couldn’t stop dipping my finger into the container.  I predict it will all be gone in less than 24 hours.


I served the hummus on toast with leftover veggies.


Charlotte Giveaway


This giveaway is for local readers (or readers willing to travel, I suppose!).

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I’m giving away one free race entry to the Rock & Read 5K.  The race benefits the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system and will include a post-race party.  It’s on September 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM.  The second mile of the course is dedicated to Operation Beautiful – pretty neat, huh?


If you’re in Charlotte or the surrounding area, simply comment on this post and let me know that you’d love to do the Rock & Read 5K!  I’ll be a random winner tomorrow morning.



  • Army Amy* August 10, 2011, 2:08 pm

    The hummus looks so creamy! And I’m in love with all things rosemary right now, so I’m very tempted to make it!*

  • Erika @ The Teenage Taste August 10, 2011, 2:08 pm

    This hummus looks fabulous! I like using white beans instead of chickpeas. They make the hummus so much creamier!
    Mmmmmm… 🙂

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 10, 2011, 2:18 pm

    that hummus looks amazing!! i love white beans and this looks super creamy. can’t wait to try it!

  • Meghan August 10, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I’d love to do the Rock & Read 5K. I love the Char-Meck libraries. Many good times spent there as a child.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) August 10, 2011, 2:20 pm

    I figured the recipe was going to be hummus made out of Mmmm sauce. 🙂 Looks GOOD

  • Sarah August 10, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I would love to do that race!! They’ve cut far too much funding for the local libraries 🙁

  • Christie @ Running Through Peanut Butter August 10, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Oh my goodness! I have recently discovered how much I love goat cheese. Unfortunately I don’t have any at the moment, but as soon as I buy some I am making this!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 10, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I love hummus and this looks fantastic. Goat cheese is a great addition! Yum!

  • Hillary August 10, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Rosemary and goat cheese? Oh, heavens, Caitlin. You definitely have a winner here, huh?

  • Ursula August 10, 2011, 2:24 pm

    In Canada we have fontaine sante and SummerFresh, I like those. And Sabra is a reliable one.

    • Baking N Books August 10, 2011, 9:22 pm

      Agreed! Love those.

      I like this idea – I eat so much hummus I have some major chickpeas overdosing goin’ on…need a change of ‘beanery’.


  • Kat August 10, 2011, 2:39 pm

    that hummus looks divine! It reminds me of a dip I make with feta, lemon juice & olive oil – just throw it all in a food processor with salt & pepper and whip unitl fluffy! also very good with goat cheese 🙂

  • Katie August 10, 2011, 2:45 pm

    I would love to participate in this race! Mimosas at the after-party is genius – that should definitely speed me up! 😉

    Hummus sounds great, too!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 10, 2011, 2:45 pm

    goat cheese in hummus…why have I never thought of that!?

  • Chelsea August 10, 2011, 2:47 pm

    That’s such a great idea for a giveaway! To just sponser someones race! Too bad I don’t live there haha.

    I just recently bought some goat cheese but haven’t found a use for it yet! I think I have now, but I can never find the tahini at my grocery store 🙁 What’s it around?

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 10, 2011, 2:47 pm

    OMG, goat cheese sounds amazing in hummus!!!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy August 10, 2011, 2:48 pm

    I bought tahini once and it was so liquidy. It had separated. Is that normal? I tried to stir it up and just made a huge mess. I ended up throwing it out. Did I do something wrong? I had to shop all over for it in the first place. Help! There’s so many great recipes with it and I’d like to make my own hummus.

  • @HilaryFleming @healthgirltv.com August 10, 2011, 2:51 pm

    Uhhh…AMAZING. That makes me want to lick my computer screen. Nice food photos…
    Also I liked your green monster post. I am a green smoothie whore. I even wrote “6 ways to incorporate more veggies in your diet” for my post today…with smoothies being one of them.

  • @HilaryFleming @healthgirltv.com August 10, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Uhh, AMAZING. That makes me want to lick my computer screen. And I loved your green smoothie post this morning. Im such a green smoothie whore.

    I even wrote 6 ways to increase your Vegetable intake as my blog post today…including green smoothies as one of them.

    great minds think alike 😉

  • allison @ thesundayflog August 10, 2011, 2:55 pm

    im not sure you can call this hummus if there are no chickpeas in it but it looks OH MY GOD so good!!! i love anything with white beans and rosemary. yum yum yum. i am making that tonight! i make something similar and call it my tuscan white bean dip lol

    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 10, 2011, 3:07 pm

      I second that. It’s definitely outside of hummus territory.

      I’m sure it’s a very delicious white bean dip though.

    • Caroline August 10, 2011, 3:14 pm

      Yeah, so the Arabic word for chickpea is hummus. That’s where the name for the dip originates, since hummus is just ground up chickpeas and tahini. So a bean dip without chickpeas isn’t technically hummus…anyway, linguistics aside, I’m sure this dip is yummy!

      • Caitlin August 10, 2011, 3:16 pm

        Bean dip that you spread on stuff = hummus to me.

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 10, 2011, 3:09 pm

    Goat cheese and hummus in one? Holy deliciousness is right!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 10, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Oh that hummus looks stellar!!!! I love that there’s no chickpeas in it as a total change of pace.. fun! and YUM!

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count August 10, 2011, 3:15 pm

    Yay for Operation Beautiful….books and self confidence…sounds like two of the best things to support!

  • Tricia August 10, 2011, 3:22 pm

    I can’t believe this recipe didn’t have any Mmmm sauce in it!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) August 10, 2011, 3:22 pm

    i’ve been really intrigued my hummus that is made from beans other than chickpeas – this recipe is great! I love the cheese factor, too 🙂

  • Maria@La_Piattini August 10, 2011, 3:22 pm

    Wow that hummus looks delicious! I’m pretty much done with my current store bought tub of roasted red pepper hummus, so maybe I need to try my hand at homemade 🙂

  • Kelly Woodfin August 10, 2011, 3:35 pm

    I would love to do the Rock and Read 5k – I grew up using Charlotte’s libraries and want to support!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 10, 2011, 3:37 pm

    I can’t wait to make this! Unfortunately I can’t use my kitchen for two weeks, but when it’s back in commission, this will be the first thing I’ll make 🙂

  • Kristin August 10, 2011, 3:40 pm

    I’d love to run the Rock and Read 5k!! 🙂

  • Parita @ myinnershakti August 10, 2011, 4:07 pm

    I’m down for anything with goat cheese in it! YUM!

  • Suzanne August 10, 2011, 4:09 pm

    OH WOW! That looks sooooooooo goooooooood! Thank you very much! Have you ever tried mexican hummus? Pintos, salsa, and cilantro blended……….good stuff!

  • Melissa Luithle August 10, 2011, 4:09 pm

    I live just outside of Charlotte in Fort Mill. I actually grew up in Charlotte. I would love to run the Rock N Read.
    As far as the hummus goes, I have never tried hummus!
    Good luck to all 🙂

  • Laura @ My Reason to Tri August 10, 2011, 4:38 pm

    yum-o!!!! i wish i was going to be in town for this race. it looks like its going to be a great one!

  • Brittany August 10, 2011, 5:07 pm

    Hummus is amazing and so is goat cheese so this looks like a real winner! I’m definitely going to have to try it

  • katie @ KatieDid August 10, 2011, 5:29 pm

    I’ve made hummus with black beans before and still called it hummus! Goat cheese is a genius addition.. addicting no doubt!

  • Brittney August 10, 2011, 5:34 pm

    Ok, I’ve been thinking about doing a 5k sometime soon anyway, so you can put me in the running for the race entry!

  • Audrey August 10, 2011, 5:53 pm

    I would LOVE to win!! Love reading and running (just not at the same time). 😉

  • R August 10, 2011, 6:17 pm

    This race is held right near our house at the Scaleybark Branch!!! My kids and I are always there. I really had wanted us all to run this together. One fee waived would be really awesome!

  • Molly @ RDexposed August 10, 2011, 6:30 pm

    Why have I never thought to add cheese to hummus??

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 10, 2011, 6:49 pm

    Ah I wish I still lived in Charleston or I’d totally do the Rock and Read 5K! I’ll have to let my friend know who lives near Charlotte now!

  • Christina August 10, 2011, 7:41 pm

    I live in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood in Charlotte and I would love to do the Rock and Read 5K!!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 10, 2011, 7:45 pm

    mmmm that looks SO good!

    Wish I lived in charlotte so I could do that 🙁

  • Meesh August 10, 2011, 8:11 pm

    mmmm hummus with goat cheese? sounds freaking awesome! can’t wait to make it!

  • Lauren August 10, 2011, 8:50 pm

    Wow, that sounds amazing!!! If I had those ingredients right now, I’m pretty sure I’d be eating a second dinner.

  • Whit August 10, 2011, 8:56 pm

    I now live in Joe-Juhhh and Charlotte is just a hop, skip, and a frolic away! I’d love to visit and run my fanny off! Thanks!

  • Katherine August 10, 2011, 9:06 pm

    That hummus really looks so amazing!

  • Charlie August 10, 2011, 9:14 pm

    White kidney beans and goat cheese? Definitely need to make this!

  • Katie August 10, 2011, 9:23 pm

    Wowwww that looks tasty. Love me some goat cheese.

  • Jennifer August 10, 2011, 10:30 pm

    I will be making this hummus/dip/whatever it’s called this weekend. YUM

  • Khushboo August 11, 2011, 1:34 am

    Holy Deliciousness Hummus..I’m on it…stat!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 11, 2011, 8:07 am

    Anything made with goat cheese is a winner in my book. Can’t wait to try this!

  • Lauren August 11, 2011, 9:04 am

    I would LOVE to do the Rock N Read 5K! 🙂

  • Amber K August 11, 2011, 12:04 pm

    While it might not be “hummus”, bean dip is ALWAYS good 🙂

  • Shayla @ The Good Life August 11, 2011, 8:07 pm

    Wow this looks so delish, I gotta try it! And how genius to put goat cheese in it!

    What kind of goat cheese did you use? I’m definitely going to remake this, thanks Caitlin! 🙂

    • Caitlin August 12, 2011, 8:49 am

      Just regular goat cheese in a log 😉

  • Jenny August 13, 2011, 9:50 pm

    Technically not a hummus… but technically none of us care because it’s so darned deeelicious. You had me at the goat cheese! I loved how fluffy it was – on bread and in my mouth. Yumm… Definitely a dip to make again. And again.

    P.S. – Has anyone pointed out the typo in the ingredients? Just thought you might mean “1 tablespoon olive oil” rather than ‘olive olive’. Sorry if I’m somehow out of line in saying that!

    • Caitlin August 14, 2011, 8:33 am

      Thanks for letting me know!!

  • Sami August 15, 2011, 8:48 am

    I don’t have any goat cheese…do you think feta would work? (:

    • CaitlinHTP August 15, 2011, 9:44 am

      I bet it would be yummy. Let me know how it tastes!

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