Hummus is one of the most popular dips in the world. It can be enjoyed with
a large variety of food, making it perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for something to eat with hummus or want some new ideas for your next party, look no further than this list of 12 Delicious Ways To Eat Hummus.
If you’re like me, you LOVE hummus, but not all hummus is created equal. I personally love to make my own, but timing-wise this isn’t always possible.
Not sure exactly what Hummus is or where it originated? Read this post – What Is Hummus? for all the juicy details on this delicious dip from the Middle East.
The next best thing to homemade hummus is to scout your local food store for your options, and be sure to read the ingredients!
Try to avoid anything with canola oil and instead go for a hummus made with olive oil, avocado oil or sunflower seed oil. You also want to avoid preservatives – the fresher the better!
Once you’ve found a brand you can trust, there is classic hummus, basil hummus, beetroot hummus, and I’m sure a few other options to choose from. I love them all and it’s fun to have different flavours to buy from week to week.
Regardless of whether you have classic hummus, or a fun variety, here are some ideas of how to serve your hummus…
12 Delicious Ways To Eat Hummus:
1. Classic Hummus and Pita Pockets
This is the most basic way to enjoy hummus. Pita breads are really quick and easy to prepare. Just spread your favourite hummus on a warm pita pocket OR wrap, add some sliced veggies or lettuce (roasted asparagus is amazing in a hummus wrap!), and enjoy. It’s simple, but it’s utterly delicious!!
2. Falafel Sandwiches
Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern dish that is perfect when paired with hummus. Spread some hummus on a warm pita pocket, add your falafel, and top with some tahini sauce. You can add some salad greens or pickles for even more flavor and texture.
You can, of course also enjoy your falafel on top of your favourite salad greens with a dollop of hummus on the side – this is a personal favourite of mine. I love this combo with black olives, red onion slices, cucumber chunks and cherry tomatoes. Yum yum yum.
3. Eggplant and Hummus Salad
Eggplant and hummus salad is a delicious option for those looking for a healthy, plant-based meal. The eggplant is satisfyingly filling, while the hummus adds creaminess and protein.
This dish can be served as a main course or as a side to accompany other dishes.
To prepare, slice the eggplant, drizzle with a little olive oil and roast in the oven until tender.
Top with a generous scoop of hummus and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds, crushed pistachios, and herbs like mint or basil for added flavour and texture.
Serve this salad warm or cold; either way, it’s sure to be a tasty addition to any meal. Bon appétit.
4. Egg Salad with Hummus
Try using hummus for a tasty twist on the traditional egg salad. Mix some hummus with your favourite egg salad recipe, spoon it into a lettuce leaf or spread it on healthy bread or a brown rice cracker, and enjoy. You can add some sliced pickles for extra flavour.
5. Hummus and Avocado Toast
Avocado is wonderful on a healthy slice of toast. To make the perfect breakfast or brunch, spread some hummus on toast and top with some slices of avocado. You can add some sliced tomato or a poached egg for even more protein and flavour.
Hummus is made with chickpeas and therefore is a great source of protein, so this is a wonderful pre or post workout meal. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice on top of the avocado slices and finish off with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.
Match made in HEAVEN.
12 Delicious Ways To Eat Hummus Continues:
6. Roasted Veggie Hummus Wraps
One way to enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal is by making healthy hummus and veggie wraps.
By spreading hummus onto a wholewheat tortilla (or your favourite gluten-free tortilla), you have the perfect base for adding your favourite roasted vegetables, such as bell peppers, carrots, butternut, eggplant and maybe some salad veggies like cucumber, lettuce, tomato and avocado.
These wraps are packed with flavour and high in fibre, healthy carbohydrates and protein thanks to the combination of roasted veggies, whole grains and the chickpeas in the hummus.
7. Pasta with Hummus
At first glance, hummus and pasta may seem like an unlikely pairing. However, this unlikely combination creates a truly unique and delicious dish.
Try these 2 ideas next time you make pasta for dinner:
Classic Hummus & Pesto Pasta – The creamy texture of the hummus contrasts with the zesty pesto, while the pasta adds a satisfying chewiness to each bite.
Throw in some vegetables and meat protein if you like, and you have a meal that is both Scrumptious, Filling and Nutritious.
Beetroot Hummus with Ravioli – Serve your favourite ravioli pasta on top of a generous smear of beetroot hummus, topped with walnuts and micro herbs – AMAYYYYZING!!
8. Pomegranate and Hummus Salad
This delicious fruit is not only tasty but also nutritious. Pomegranate seeds are filled with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins that help keep your body functioning at its best.
When paired with hummus, pomegranates make for a sweet and savoury salad that you just MUST try.
9. Goats Cheese and Hummus Tartlets
Looking for a sophisticated appetiser or a light lunch idea?
Look no further than hummus and goat cheese tartlets. These bite-sized treats are creamy, crunchy, and PACKED with flavour, thanks to the combination of the hummus and goat cheese.
Use store-bought puff pastry dough to create the tartlet shells and fill them with hummus, goat cheese, and your other favourite toppings like sliced peppadews, red onion or fresh herbs.
10. Cucumber and Hummus Tea Sandwiches
A great way to enjoy hummus is by making a delicious cucumber sandwich. It’s classic, and fit for the Queen, what more could you want?
All you need are some thinly sliced cucumbers, whole-grain bread, a generous dollop of hummus and some good quality sea salt and ground black pepper.
The crunchiness of the cucumber is the perfect accompaniment to the creamy chickpea spread, while the bread adds an added layer of texture (especially if it’s seeded).
These lightly seasoned sandwiches are perfect for a quick meal or a ladies tea or birthday party.
11. Stuffed Roasted Peppers with Hummus
For a truly unique combination, try hummus with roasted stuffed bell peppers.
Try my Quinoa And Butternut Stuffed Bell Peppers and serve them with a dollop of hummus for a light meal, or alongside your main dish.
The smokiness of the roasted red and yellow peppers combined with the creamy hummus creates a bold and savoury flavour that is perfect for any palate.
Or you can spread some hummus on your favourite sandwich bread, top with roasted peppers, and layer on vegetables like lettuce or onion for added crunch – this is a great lunch to make with leftover roast peppers and salad!
12. Sliced Carrots with Hummus Dip
One of my all-time favourite lunches is to take a large carrot, peel and slice into carrot sticks and enjoy them with a tablespoon of creamy classic hummus.
This combination is heavenly, and it has all your macronutrients (healthy carbs, healthy fat and good quality protein) I always feel so good after this light meal.
You can also slice carrots and cucumbers into sticks and place them on a serving platter with a few seed crackers, black olives and a bowl of hummus and serve this as a delicious snack platter at a dinner party or barbecue.
I hope these 12 Delicious Ways To Eat Hummus are helpful to you, and if you try them please do let me know which is your favourite!
I always LOVE hearing what you have to say in the comments.