Who doesn’t love a dip? They are moreish and great to add some creamy delicious flavor to foods, which can often be quite bland when eaten on their own.
Hummus is often put on a pedestal when it comes to dips and rightly so. Hummus is a Middle-Eastern spread made from chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic.
Sometimes we can get stuck in a food rut and eat the same thing over and over. If you’re stuck on what you pair with your delicious hummus, then look no further!
Here we have found nineteen different ways you can use and eat hummus with tasty results.
1. Crunchy Vegetables
When we think of hummus our minds often jump to carrot and celery sticks, maybe even a cucumber. But there are so many crunchy vegetables packed with nutrients that taste amazing dipped in hummus.
Bell peppers, broccoli, and even cauliflower can be eaten with hummus. Although you might want to grill the latter two before attempting to dip.
2. Tortilla Chips
Another ideal crunchy snack that works perfectly with hummus is the humble tortilla chip. The chips can hold the thickness of the hummus for ultimate dipping pleasure.
Any flat kind of chip can be dipped easily into hummus and makes for a perfect sharing platter. The most popular include pita chips, kale chips, and the good old potato chip.
Pizza isn’t usually associated with hummus, apart from potentially dipping your crusts into the pot. However, hummus is commonly used as a pizza base among vegans and vegetarians.
Substituting a red sauce with hummus not only makes the pizza healthier but also adds a unique twist on an old classic. If you’re bored with eating traditional pizza, why not give this a go?
Any form of flatbread or pita bread is pretty much made for hummus. Warm bread and hummus are good for the soul.
This combination is a typical Mediterranean appetizer, if you’ve been to a lot of these types of restaurants you’ll probably have ordered this!
Eaten on its own or with a handful of fresh vegetables, you’ll be sure to enjoy this combination.
Another typical Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food that’s served alongside hummus is the falafel.
Also made of chickpeas, the falafel can sometimes be quite a dry food so it’s no wonder slatherings of hummus are normally eaten with it. This works well as a snack or as part of a salad dish.
6. Salad Bowls
Salads are so easy and versatile, you can add anything you like and it ends up working. Hummus is often added to salads or salad bowls.
As the dip pairs well with many crunchy vegetables and grains, it’s a healthier alternative to shop-bought salad dressings that tend to be full of calories and salt.
Avocados make a fantastic light snack, adding extra herbs and spices can make it a little more interesting.
Topping slices of avocado with some creamy hummus makes for the ultimate creamy snack. If you want something that is a bit more filling you can try adding a cracker as a base.
Taking it a step further, you can try making avocado hummus!
8. Sandwiches And Toast
As we mentioned earlier, bread and hummus go hand in hand.
If you’re looking for something with more substance than adding a healthy portion of hummus to one side of a sandwich or as a base for your toast toppings is the way to go.
Next time you’re making hard-boiled or scrambled eggs, try adding a spoonful of hummus to your plate. If you don’t fancy eating them by themselves, try adding a base of hummus to scrambled eggs on toast.
This combination is ideal for breakfast or lunch. Not only does it enhance the flavor, but it’s also packed full of protein which is great for vegetarians.
10. Scrambled Tofu
Scrambled tofu is a vegan version of scrambled eggs. Hummus can be added to the scrambled mixture to create a creamy and hearty texture that you’d expect with normal scrambled eggs.
When cooked they are light and fluffy, just as they should be.
11. Crunchy Fruits
We’ve spoken about vegetables and hummus, but it’s time to mention fruits. Although we usually lump tomatoes in with vegetables, it’s actually a fruit and is also great for dipping in hummus.
Other fruits you may like to try include apples, pears, dates, and slices of apricots. Try a few out to find which ones taste the best to you.
12. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potatoes can be easily turned into chips by simply cutting them into rounds and baking.
Although they are usually served with more Tex-Mex style dips such as guacamole and sour cream, they go really well with hummus too. Adding some smoked paprika to the top for some added spice takes this dish up a level.
When it comes to soup, you can either make a soup recipe that uses the creamy texture of the hummus to thicken the soup or you can add a spoonful straight into a soup of your choosing.
Its mild flavor means that it can be added as a thickening agent without you even noticing it’s there. Needless to say, it’s much lower in fat than alternatives such as cream.
Without all the flavors and textures from the sauce, what’s the point in eating a burger? Sauces, dips, and condiments are what can take a burger from okay to amazing in seconds.
Adding hummus to the burger bun itself is a great way to keep your burger in place as well as get some extra creaminess. Any kind of diet can use hummus to level up their burger.
Another combination that sounds strange at first, but also really makes sense is using hummus in pasta dishes.
There are certain dishes that incorporate hummus as the main ingredient to make a creamy sauce by adding a little pasta water. Dozens of hummus pasta recipes can be found online, a lot of which are vegan.
Everyone loves fries. Have you ever noticed that we tend to dip our fries in almost anything to see if it tastes good? Light and crispy fries make the perfect tool to do some serious dipping with.
Any kind of fries tastes great with hummus. Going a step further, you can even make a great loaded fries recipe using hummus and Mediterranean roasted vegetables.
Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern restaurants often serve halloumi as an appetizer or side dish. This delicious, salty cheese is great by itself, but sometimes we want something else to balance out the saltiness.
While mayonnaise is great, it can be fattening and heavy. Spread some hummus on the halloumi like a slice of toast and enjoy the subtle nutty flavors instead.
Kebabs originate from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries and are often served with huge portions of hummus inside the bread. Meat, salad, and hummus, what more could you want really?
Obviously vegetarian and vegan versions of the mighty kebab can be made by adapting the protein to falafel or halloumi (see also ‘23 Halloumi Recipes You Need To Try‘). Luckily these both taste great with hummus too.
Hummus and chickpea curries are becoming increasingly popular. As hummus already contains chickpeas, it’s unsurprising that they work so well together.
Served with a generous helping of mango chutney really gets the taste buds going.
Other than using hummus in a curry, you can also make curry-flavored hummus!
Adding curry powder and other common spices found in a typical curry you can make a delicious variation on a classic hummus that still pairs well with many of the foods mentioned above.
Hummus is tasty and versatile, you can eat it with pretty much anything. Here we’ve given you an idea of how versatile this dip really is, with nineteen different ways to eat hummus or use it in a meal.
If you can think of any other foods that would taste great with some creamy hummus, then give it a try!
We hope you found this article interesting and full of inspiration on new ways to eat hummus. Get creative and try it in some of your favorite recipes to see if you’ve discovered a new flavor sensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Healthiest Thing To Eat With Hummus?
The healthiest foods to eat with hummus are fresh fruits and vegetables. This is the healthiest option as they are packed with nutrients that are essential to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
Also, these types of foods are low-calorie meaning you can eat as many as you want.
What Does Hummus Go Well With?
Hummus goes well with so many different foods that it’s hard to narrow it down. The foods that are commonly eaten with hummus include bread, crackers, chips, vegetable sticks, and salads.
Everyone’s tastes are different and what is delicious for some might be disgusting for others, so doing some taste tests is best to find what works well with hummus for you.