Hummus is a delicious, creamy spread that is made from chickpeas, lemon, tahini, and spices.
In the early days of hummus popularity, the delicious chickpea spread was somewhat foreign to Americans.
Several hummus brands started offering the product, with Athenos and Sabra leading the way. Sabra started in Queens, New York in 1986, and believe it or not, it was a rabbi who led the way.
If you’re new to hummus, you might be struggling for inspiration on what to pair it with.
In this article, I will cover 17 creative ideas on what to eat with hummus. So, next time you want to eat hummus, you have a tonne of options!
Keep reading to find out more.
Diving into the world of hummus, you might be wondering about the best food pairings to enhance its rich and creamy flavor. As a versatile and healthy dip, hummus can seamlessly complement various dishes, making it easy to integrate into your meals.
To begin, explore different types of bread and crackers to scoop up this delectable spread. From lightly toasted pita bread to crunchy whole-grain crackers, the options are plenty. Pairing hummus with bread not only adds layers of texture but also keeps you feeling full and satisfied.
Moreover, vegetables serve as an ideal pair for hummus, adding color, nutrition, and crunch to your plate. Consider dipping carrot sticks, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes, or bell pepper strips into your hummus to elevate its taste while ensuring a balanced and nutritious meal.
1. Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are absolutely delicious, but there’s no denying that mayonnaise isn’t always the healthiest option.
If you’re trying to be healthier, but are still searching for the decadent flavor of standard deviled eggs, you can always try using hummus instead of mayonnaise.
Simply boil the eggs, and slice them lengthwise. Scoop out the egg yolk with a spoon, mix it with hummus, and then dollop it back into the egg whites.
Serve with a sprinkling of smoked paprika and you’re set to dig in!
Falafel is an excellent food to pair with hummus as they’re both made with chickpeas!
Add chickpeas, fresh herbs, garlic, onion, and spices to a food processor and pulse a little bit at a time until the mixture is finely ground. Chill the mixture before forming them into balls before frying them!
Serve with some fresh salad along with a generous dollop of creamy hummus for dipping, and you have a truly delicious meal.
3. Pita Bread
It doesn’t get much more classic than hummus with pita bread, so why not try making your own pita bread?
To make the sponge, combine lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl with yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Add flour and whisk together. Place the mixing bowl in a warm place, uncovered.
Make the pita dough by adding salt, olive oil, and the remaining flour. Allow the dough to rest before kneading, allowing it to rise, and shaping it into pitas. Then bake!
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, these hummus brownies are the perfect recipe for you.
Whisk the egg, before adding in honey, hummus, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Add in cocoa powder, baking powder and sea salt. Stir to combine before gently stirring in chocolate chips.
Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through.
Adding hummus to the brownie mixture will help keep the brownies moist, and provide them with a heavenly texture that is melt-in-the-mouth!
If you’re searching for a hearty and warming dish, this chicken hummus recipe is a winner.
Add chicken to a pan and saute until it is cooked all the way through.
Whisk together the broth (or stock) and hummus. Add to chicken in a saucepan, before stirring in quinoa-rice blend and crushed red pepper.
Bring just to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in frozen vegetables and cook.
Serve warm with crusty bread and enjoy!
Mashed potatoes are creamy, buttery, and can therefore be unhealthy a lot of the time.
Make it less calorific by using hummus. This recipe uses garlic hummus for more flavor, and will taste just as creamy and decadent without as many calories!
Simply boil the potatoes until cooked and then strain.
Add olive oil and begin mashing the potatoes, slowly adding in the milk.
Once the potatoes are mashed, stir in the hummus. Add salt and pepper to taste.
7. Hummus Pizza
If you want an easy meal that complements hummus perfectly, then this hummus pizza recipe is for you.
Combine all dry ingredients. Add the oil and lukewarm water, before kneading with your hands until you form a dough. Form into a ball and cover the bowl to let it rise.
Divide the dough and shape your pizzas. Instead of using tomato sauce, simply spread the hummus all over the pizza and add your veggies on top!
Sprinkle the pizza with oregano and red pepper flakes. Bake for 20 minutes.
For a healthy recipe, it doesn’t get much more simple than a veggie platter.
You can experiment with a tonne of different colored veggies, and it’s a fun way to serve a healthy, fresh veg such as carrot sticks, bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes.
Place the hummus in the middle of the platter and arrange all of your fresh veggies around the dip in a rainbow pattern for a stunning centerpiece!
For a quick lunch option, a salad with hummus dressing is a great option.
Whisk together the olive oil, oregano, lemon zest, sea salt, and garlic in a bowl and coat the chicken breasts.
Prep all of your chosen vegetables and add them to a bowl. Grill your chicken until cooked all the way through.
For the dressing, add tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, and sea salt to a blender. Add the olive oil in a slow steady drizzle to emulsify the dressing.
Toss the salad and serve with the dressing!
You can’t beat a veggie hummus sandwich! This recipe uses whole ingredients for a super satisfying and filling sandwich that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Whole grain bread is layered with fresh hummus, spinach, cucumber, avocado, tomato, red onion, sprouts, and cheese.
Simply spread the hummus over the bread slices. Divide sandwich ingredients over two of the slices, and season lightly with salt to taste.
If you think you know hummus, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried apple pie dessert hummus!
Creamy navy beans are paired with naturally sweet applesauce and honey, in addition to a blend of spices.
In a food processor, blend all of the ingredients until smooth. Chill in the fridge for at least three hours before serving.
Pair with fresh apple slices with cinnamon for a healthy snack or dessert!
For a super colorful meal, why not try this vegan beetroot hummus risotto?
Cook the rice. Saute chopped shallot and garlic until fragrant, then slowly deglaze them with white wine.
Process the hummus, beetroot and the remaining ingredients into a creamy sauce in a food processor.
When the rice is cooked, add the mixture to the onions and stir vigorously until the rice is completely mixed with the hummus cream.
13. Scrambled Eggs
Hummus and eggs are an odd, yet delicious combination. Trust me – once you have added the creamy dip to your eggs, you’ll wonder why you’ve waited so long to try it!
Simply whisk eggs, milk, and hummus together, add to a skillet and cook!
Whether you love eggs or are looking for a vegan ‘tofu scramble’ option, a dollop of hummus can make this classic breakfast dish taste even more luxurious!
14. Pita Chips
If you want a Mediterranean element to go with your hummus, pita chips or crackers are always a winner to dip into hummus. Pita chips have the perfect thickness and crunch for dipping!
Simply split a few pita pockets in half to make single rounds of pita. Next, you will need to brush them with olive oil and season to taste with salt.
Cut into triangles. Using a knife or a pair of kitchen shears again, cut each round of pita into 8 triangles.
Bake and serve with hummus!
Hummus is incredibly versatile, and you can even turn it into a marinade!
This recipe works brilliantly to marinate veggies, fish, or chicken!
Place garlic cloves, sesame seeds, and extra virgin olive oil into your blender and process until smooth. Add the chick-peas, lemon juice, parsley, and salt and process again.
Slowly add the remaining oil and you will have a delicious marinade!
Add it to your main, and let all of the yummy flavors do their magic.
If you’re looking for a super quick and easy lunch, then why not try adding hummus to toast?
Hummus on toast is a super versatile meal, and can be paired with pretty much anything you can think of. Aside from this, it is also incredibly convenient to make, as it takes no time at all to toast the bread while you whip up the toppings.
Smoked salmon, hummus, and lemon juice is a good choice. Alternatively, tomato hummus, basil, and balsamic vinegar is truly a winning combination.
17. Hummus Pinwheels
For a super delicious, veggie meal, these hummus pinwheels are a crowd pleaser.
Most pinwheels are made with some combination of vegetables and cream cheese, but hummus is an excellent dairy-free alternative. Not only is it just as creamy and delicious, but it’s a great source of fiber and plant-based protein, also.
Cut all of your vegetables into even pieces to make sure you get an even result across the board.
Microwave the tortillas to warm them up. Now assemble your pinwheels! Spread the hummus across the surface of the tortilla, then form two lines of cucumber strips and spinach in the center, and chopped sundried tomatoes over the entire tortilla.
Cut each tortilla roll and serve on a plate. Delicious!
What To Eat With Hummus: 17 Creative Ideas (+Veggie Platter)
- 2 cups blanched broccoli florets
- 1 cup peeled baby carrots
- 1 1/2 colored sliced bell peppers
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 sliced cucumber
- 1 cup 3" celery sticks
- 1 cup sugar snap peas
- Hummus and other dips
- Wash your vegetables in cold water and dry.
- Arrange on a platter and serve.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.