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Exploring the World of Hummus Recipes

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Creamy, versatile, and steeped in culinary tradition, hummus stands as a timeless staple in kitchens around the globe. Originating from the Middle East, this beloved spread has transcended borders to become a beloved favorite among food enthusiasts everywhere. Today, we embark on a flavorful exploration of hummus recipes, uncovering a diverse array of variations that showcase the boundless potential of this humble yet extraordinary dish.

From classic iterations infused with the earthy richness of chickpeas to innovative twists incorporating vibrant herbs, spices, and unexpected ingredients, prepare to discover the endless possibilities that await as we delve into the art of crafting the perfect hummus. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a curious newcomer, join us as we dive into the tantalizing world of hummus and unlock the secrets to creating unforgettable flavors that will delight the senses and inspire the palate.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, a creamy and velvety spread originating from the Middle East, is a delightful culinary creation crafted from humble ingredients, primarily chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. This versatile dish not only tantalizes the taste buds but also boasts an impressive array of health benefits. Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, hummus offers a nourishing alternative to traditional spreads and dips. Its high fiber content promotes digestive health and helps stabilize blood sugar levels, making it a satisfying and energizing snack choice.

Additionally, the presence of healthy fats from olive oil and tahini supports heart health and contributes to a feeling of satiety. Hummus also serves as a versatile canvas for incorporating various herbs, spices, and vegetables, further enhancing its nutritional profile and flavor complexity. Whether enjoyed as a dip for fresh vegetables, a spread on sandwiches, or a flavorful accompaniment to grilled meats and salads, hummus offers a deliciously wholesome addition to any meal.

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 hummus recipe is my favorite.

howl of hummus
Photo Source: Inspired Taste
Easy Hummus
With a few simple tricks, you can make creamy, smooth homemade hummus, and yes, it’s better than store-bought.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Inspired Taste
basic hummus

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

Spinach Hummus
Add an extra healthy twist to your hummus! Serve Spinach Hummus as an appetizer with veggies and crackers or spread on a lunch wrap.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Pip and Ebby
Spinach Hummus
Bacon Hummus in green bowl
Photo Source: Just A Taste

Bacon Hummus Recipes

Yep, Bacon Hummus 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!

Bacon Scallion Hummus
Fresh scallions add a welcome zing to this quick-fix snack that’s made that much better by adding a splash of reserved bacon drippings in place of olive oil.
Check out this recipe
bacon hummus
Photo Source: Waves in the Kitchen

Beet Hummus

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

Beet Hummus
A vibrantly pink, slightly sweet and deliciously healthy beet hummus, very easily made by placing all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
Check out this recipe
beet hummus
sriracha hummus
Photo Source: Damn Delicious

Sriracha Hummus

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

Quick, healthy and super easy to make in just 10 min from start to finish! So creamy, velvety and rich – way better than store-bought!
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Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter
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Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus

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!

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus
Fudgy chocolate peanut butter hummus! The ultimate fiber- and protein-rich dip for apples, strawberries, toast, or simply enjoyed by the spoonful. Just 6 ingredients and 10 minutes required!
Check out this recipe
Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Hummus

It’s obvious that this humble dish holds a special place not only in culinary traditions but also in the realm of health-conscious eating. From its origins in the Middle East to its widespread popularity across continents, hummus continues to captivate palates with its creamy texture and rich flavor profile. Beyond its delectable taste, hummus offers a myriad of health benefits, serving as a nutrient-dense source of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. Its versatility makes it a beloved addition to any meal, whether as a dip, spread, or flavorful accompaniment. As we embrace the endless possibilities of hummus recipes, let us celebrate this timeless dish for its nourishing qualities, culinary versatility, and ability to bring people together around the shared enjoyment of good food.

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