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Five Hummus Variations

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Hummus is a great snack to have on hand, but it can get a bit boring at times. Luckily, it’s so simple to amp up the flavor and treat your taste buds!

Hummus Recipes

So, let’s start with basic hummus. You can either buy pre-made ‘original’ hummus or make your own.  Don’t be intimidated! It’s actually incredibly easy to make your own hummus such as this Edamame Hummus. You’ll need a few basics- a can of chick peas / garbanzo beans, freshly squeezed lemon juice, tahini (available at most supermarkets these days), and spices that you likely already have! This recipe here is my favorite.

Hummus recipe
Photo Source: Inspired Taste

Hummus is delicious on it’s own, but sometimes it needs a little something and that something is, uh, flavor. Below are my five favorite mix-ins to try. As Emeril said long ago, “BAM!”

I like to eat my hummus with homemade pita chips, fresh cut veggies, or those lime tortilla chips

Spinach and Basil Hummus

spinach & Basil hummus
Photo Source: The Chow

Mmmmmm…. this one is great. Perfect for summer! It even tastes healthy… but in a good way.

Bacon Hummus

bacon hummus
Photo Source: Just A Taste

Yep, this is a thing. And it’s a great thing. The bacon adds a salty, crunchy aspect that leads you to finish the whole bowl. Better make a double batch!

Roasted Beet Hummus

roasted beet hummus
Photo Source: Whole Foods Market

If nothing else, this dip is beautifully impressive. But to boot, it’s delicious and good for you, too!

Sriracha Hummus

sriracha hummus
Photo Source: Little Leopard Book

If you’re into the approachable spice that sriracha brings to the table, then you can’t pass this variation up. It’s got a definite kick to it, but not nearly as bad as you might think…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Hummus

Photo Source: Hummusapien

Um, yes please. While not what you’d typically expect from hummus, this is too good not to share. Serve this with graham crackers, apple slices, and vanilla wafers!

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