Five Hummus Variations

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!

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. 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.

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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

Photo Source: The Chow
Photo Source: The Chow

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

Bacon Hummus

Photo Source: Just A Taste
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

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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

Photo Source: Little Leopard Book
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

 

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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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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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