Looking for some great ideas for ways to enjoy the flavors of hummus? Whether serving your favorite grocery store-bought hummus or a homemade hummus dip, I have plenty of suggestions.
From fresh veggies and chips to more creative ideas and recipes that use it, here are some of the best ways to enjoy this healthy snack.
It never ceases to amaze me that something with such a simple main ingredient, chickpeas, can transform into a dip as delicious as hummus.
I make my own hummus weekly with all sorts of variations (even as a tasty treat with chocolate hummus!) and enjoy trying out different ways to use it.
From experimenting with all sorts of dippers (if you haven't dipped your fries in roasted garlic hummus, this is your sign to start!) to trying it out as a salad dressing and making a quinoa, shrimp and hummus bowl, it has yet to disappoint.
So I've created this collection of all sorts of different ways to enjoy it.
I hope that this list gives you plenty of inspiration!
Garnishes for Hummus
Take your plain hummus to the next level by garnishing it with:
- A drizzle of good quality olive oil
- Crumbled Feta cheese
- Sesame seeds
- Fresh herbs such as chopped parsley or chives
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Chopped roasted red peppers (especially great on red pepper hummus)
- Roasted chickpeas (the crunch perfectly compliments the smooth texture of the creamy spread!)
What to Dip in Classic Hummus
This creamy dip is delicious with so many different dippers. You can't go wrong with any of these ideas.
- Carrot Sticks
- Snap Peas
- Celery Sticks
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Cucumber Slices
- Red Peppers
Nothing beats the contrast of creamy hummus and a crunchy chip. Just be sure to choose a chip that is sturdy enough to hold up to your dipping. Here are some ideas:
- Kale Chips
- Bagel Chips
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
If you are looking for something other than veggies or chips to dip, any of these would be a great option:
What to Serve with Hummus
Besides what to dip in your savory hummus, you might be wondering what other side dish or snacks you could serve to round out your platter. Here are some ideas that would complement your traditional hummus and dippers:
- Mezze platter with olives, tabbouleh, marinated artichokes, roasted eggplant, etc.
- Bowl of Roasted Nuts
- Fruit Tray with Dip (such as Chocolate Hummus)
- Cheese Board
Recipes that Use Hummus
Greek Nachos- Turn your hummus into an extra fun appetizer by serving it piled on pita chips with crumbly feta, fresh tomatoes, tzatziki and more.
Salad Dressing- For a quick and delicious dressing, mix your hummus with lemon juice, Dijon mustard and water and serve it on a mixed greens salad.
Veggie Wraps- Use your hummus to make these easy wraps for a delicious lunch.
Cucumber Hummus Bites- This easy recipe turns your hummus into an easy bite-sized appetizer.
More Ways to Use Hummus
On Toast- Take a note from this chickpea avocado toast and try your hummus spread on toast and maybe topped with an egg for a quick and filling breakfast.
On Roasted Vegetables- Add some flavor and creaminess to roasted vegetables such as cauliflower, eggplant or sweet potatoes.
Best Hummus Recipes
Hummus without Garlic- If you want all of the flavor without garlic breath, this recipe is perfect. Super easy and creamy, it is the version that I make the most.
Beet Hummus- Pretty and pink this hummus recipe has a flavorful roasted garlic and earthy beet taste.
Dill Pickle Hummus- This creamy dip has all of the salty sour flavor of your favorite pickles and is fantastic with veggies or on a burger.
Related: What to Serve with Chocolate Hummus