15 Hummus Recipes That Are About More Than Just Chickpeas


15 different, and unexpected hummus recipes.

Once a mere foreign dish of the Middle East, today hummus has become ubiquitous in the world of party snacks and sandwich spreads. And there’s a good reason why: not only is it delicious, it’s good for you, and vegetarian and vegan friendly, which means you can serve it to pretty much anyone. The basic recipe is a blend of tahini, chickpeas, lemon juice, salt and garlic. But why stick to just the basics? If you’re looking to put a spin on your hummus look no further than these 15 hummus recipes.

1. Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

This version gets a nice, rich color thanks to the favorite fall treat. And if you can’t find pumpkin, why not replace with another form of winter squash?

2. Roasted Beet Hummus

If you need a hummus that’s as beautiful as it is nutritious, this is the one for you. A bowl of this bright pink appetizer on the table will intrigue your guests more than a crazy centerpiece.

3. Guacamole Hummus

Ah the power of avocados and… anything. If you like hummus and guacamole you’ll probably never stop making this combination of the two.

4. Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus

As soon as tomato season hits, buy up as many as you can, pop them in the oven and then start making ample amounts of this hummus.

5. Edamame Hummus

Tired of chickpeas? Then use edamame beans instead.

6. Peanut Butter Hummus

Admit it: you’re one of those people that likes peanut butter on absolutely anything. Well then this hummus recipe is for you, complete with the salty crunch of the nut butter that you love.

7. Cookie Dough Hummus

This version is for people who find themselves baking half a batch of cookies because the other half of the batter miraculously disappeared during the baking process. But this version is vegan and gluten-free, making cookie dough aficionados of all kinds happy.

8. Roasted Broccoli Hummus

Anyone that shuns the wonders of broccoli hasn’t tried this recipe yet.

9. Cauliflower Hummus

This version actually doesn’t involve chickpeas at all as it draws it’s smooth consistency from blending cauliflower.

10. Maple Cinnamon Hummus

Who ever said hummus couldn’t be served for breakfast? This one goes great with a thick slab of crusty bread.

11. Spring Pea Hummus

A bright green hummus that has the fresh addition of a few sprigs of mint.

12. Roasted Carrot Hummus

The sweet taste of roasted carrots is what makes this recipe sing. Oh and it’s bright orange.

13. Zucchini Hummus

This one is bean-free and full of fresh zucchini, which is good for anyone with a stomach sensitive to legumes.

14. Parsley Hummus

Parsley is much more than a garnish, and in this recipe it adds a nice hue to the dish.

15. Kale Basil Hummus

Oh come on, you had to know we were going to end this list by having a hummus with kale in it.

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.