Mediterranean Tacos with Roasted Beets, Arugula and Goat Cheese

These yummy beet tacos can’t be beat! With hummus, sumac, goat cheese and walnuts, these taco boats are filled with the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 bunch red beets (1 1/2 lb), peeled and 1/2-inch diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (6.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Soft Tortilla Bowls (8 Count)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 4 cups fresh baby arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with foil. Place beets in baking dish; drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the honey. Sprinkle with sumac and salt. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until tender when pierced with paring knife.
  2. Reduce oven to 375°F. Line rimmed cookie sheet with foil. In small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the cumin and coriander. Lightly brush mixture on all sides of each boat. Place boats on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch. Boats will crisp as they cool. Remove to cooling rack to cool.
  3. Spread hummus in boats. Top with arugula and beets. Sprinkle with goat cheese and walnuts.

Expert Tips

  • Plain hummus is fine, but feel free to experiment with your favorite type – from garlic to roasted red pepper.
  • Not a fan of goat cheese? Feta or blue cheese both work well as substitutes.
  • Sumac is a tart spice that adds a lemony flavor to Middle Eastern dishes and spice rubs, such as za’atar. Look for it in gourmet stores or online.


  • 1 Taco Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 140);  Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 10mg;  Sodium 510mg;  Potassium 390mg;  Total Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary Fiber 5g ,Sugars 10g);  Protein 8g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 10%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron 15%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Vegetable;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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