Welcome, food lovers, to a culinary journey that will take you to the heart of the Middle East, where the star of our show, Hummus, reigns supreme on the dining table.
This delectable dip has a long history that traces its roots back to ancient civilizations, and its name, quite fittingly, means ‘chickpeas’ in Arabic.
With its unique combination of ingredients and exceptional versatility, Hummus has garnered global popularity and has found its way into homes and restaurant menus worldwide.
So, what exactly is Hummus? Hummus is a creamy, thick spread made primarily from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds), olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. It’s traditionally served in a shallow dish, drizzled with olive oil, and often garnished with a sprinkle of ground sumac or paprika, fresh parsley, or whole chickpeas.
Not only is Hummus celebrated as a standalone dish, but it’s also commonly used as a dip for pita bread or crudité, as a spread on sandwiches, or even as a complement to grilled meats or vegetables. Its creamy texture and rich, tangy flavor make it a crowd-pleaser and a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine.
The beauty of Hummus lies in its simplicity and the quality of its ingredients. At its core, Hummus requires just a handful of ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. However, these basic elements can be expanded upon with additional ingredients like roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or fresh herbs, leading to a multitude of delicious variants.
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of making traditional Hummus from scratch, including tips on how to choose the right ingredients and achieve the perfect texture. Let’s dive in and immerse ourselves in the vibrant world of Hummus!
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
This roasted butternut squash hummus it’s so creamy and smooth plus it’s suitable for vegans so makes the perfect snack for a party. This hummus is pretty much guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, it’s just so flavourful!
Beetroot Hummus: A Colorful Spin on a Classic Mediterranean Dip
Beetroot hummus is a colorful twist on a classic recipe. The beetroot brings color and sweetness to the earthy flavors of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and sesame seeds found in this Mediterranean staple. This beetroot hummus adds a sweeter dimension to the savory flavor of typical hummus recipes. It”s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Easy Pink Beetroot Hummus
This healthy and colourful appetizer is a nice change from a classic hummus recipe. Roasted beets and tahini are the star ingredients of this easy pink beetroot hummus recipe. This homemade hummus is the perfect dip or healthy spread for any occasion.
Green Pea and Mint Hummus
A bright and fresh healthy snack that’s quick and easy to make. This is also perfect for a party platter.
Cauliflower Hummus (Without Chickpeas)
This cauliflower hummus combines roasted cauliflower, tahini and a touch of apple cider vinegar. It’s perfect with crackers, crudites or other dishes as an appetizer, for a light lunch or as picnic food. This hummus without chickpeas is vegan, gluten-free and low histamine.
Beetroot Hummus (Without Chickpeas)
Love hummus but can’t tolerate chickpeas? Then this beetroot hummus without chickpeas is just for you! It is full of flavour from the roasted beets and the creamy tahini, and is so simple to make. A vegan, gluten-free and low histamine dip.
Brownie Batter Hummus
This Brownie Batter Hummus recipe is so simple to make and even easier to eat! It tastes like you’re licking the mixing bowl while the brownies are in the oven baking. This sweet hummus is a healthy dip, appetizer, dessert, or snack that everyone can enjoy since it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.
Mexican Street Corn Hummus
This Mexican Street Corn Hummus is full of fresh and bright flavors! Whip it up in literally just a few minutes and you will have a tasty and healthy appetizer or snack. I especially love making this with fresh corn and serving it up in the summer!
Simple, quick and delicious Snickerdoodle Hummus. Full of all the cinnamon & cookie dough flavour of snickerdoodles and ready in minutes. Perfect for dipping with cookies, fruit or pretzels!
Deliciously smooth and creamy curry hummus with bursts of juicy raisins and crunchy almonds. It’s loaded with flavour, can be made in minutes and is perfect for serving as a dip with veggies, naan or pita bread, or for spreading in sandwiches and wraps.
Chipotle Lime Hummus
Smoky and spicy are the holy combination in Mexican foods around here, and this Chipotle Lime Hummus is a perfect way to indulge in something healthy and light while enjoying the same flavors! Ready in 5 minutes, this smoky and spicy Chipotle Lime Hummus dip is a perfect way to get some protein in a healthy way. Adjust the heat and spice level to your preference for a perfect snack.
Roasted Hatch Green Chile Hummus
Roasted Hatch Green Chile Hummus make a fast and easy healthy appetizer recipe! Vegan, gluten free, and dairy free. Packed with protein in a condiment that is perfect as a snack or on sandwiches.
Easy Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
This easy roasted pumpkin hummus is made with a few simple ingredients, including chickpeas, tahini and freshly roasted pumpkin puree. Slightly sweetened with maple syrup, this delicious pumpkin flavored hummus is great with pita, vegetables or your favorite crackers!
Roasted Carrot Navy Bean Hummus
An easy Navy Bean Hummus with roasted carrots and peppers, toasted walnuts, and flavorful spices and herbs. Perfect as a dip or a sandwich spread.
Over the holiday season, enjoy this velvety festive hummus that is prepared with chestnuts instead of chickpeas! This easy dip is made with chestnuts, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. It is super quick to prepare, naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Chaat Masala Hummus
This Chaat Masala Hummus is an Indian style hummus and is so much better than shop-bought! Tangy chaat masala takes this chickpea dip to new heights! Make your own hummus with easy to find ingredients and only in 3 minutes!
Buffalo Ranch Hummus with Pickled Celery
Buffalo Ranch Hummus with Pickled Celery strikes that balance between healthyish snacking and guilty pleasure, with rich, bold buffalo and ranch flavors spiked with a contrasting vinegary pop from pickled celery.
Edamame Hummus with Avocado
Who doesn’t love a vibrant dip? This easy edamame hummus takes 10 minutes to make and is a fabulous dip to have up your sleeve. It uses avocado for added creaminess and is so fresh and delicious, you’re going to love it.
Tikka Masala Hummus
Change up your classic hummus with a flavorful burst of tikka masala. Just a few ingredients involved and there’s no tahini either. This Tikka Masala Hummus is the perfect dip for veggies, crackers, or can be used as a spread on your toasts.
Arugula Hummus is an easy 5-minute green hummus recipe with peppery arugula, baby spinach, fresh lemon and crushed red pepper flakes. It can be enjoyed as a healthy snack dip or vegan sandwich spread!
Edamame Hummus With Jalapeno And Cilantro
Edamame Hummus is a spin on traditional hummus made without chickpeas and seasoned with jalapeño and cilantro for a fresh and spicy flavour. Serve it up with veggies, pretzels or crackers for a quick and easy snack, or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps!
Creamy Butter Bean Hummus
Butter Bean Hummus is the ultimate creamy hummus hack. Butterbeans (also known as Lima Beans) are known for being super creamy which ensures the dreamiest, creamiest hummus imaginable. They have a mild flavour that pairs well with tahini and lemon and when whizzed up into a dip, they’re utterly irresistible. This simple oil-free dip is perfect for parties, snacks and for those who are sensitive or allergic to chickpeas too!
Easy Wild Garlic Hummus
This glorious green tinted Wild Garlic Hummus is the perfect way to use some of your (carefully) foraged wild garlic. (Wild Garlic is also known as Ramps and is similar to 3 cornered leeks, which also grow wild)
Moroccan spiced hummus (without tahini)
Excite your tastebuds! This easy Moroccan spiced hummus without tahini is spicy, smoky, and deliciously creamy. So, get your crackers, veggies, and pita bread because this spicy hummus is about to become your new go-to dip!
White Bean Hummus Recipe with Za’atar and Sweet Paprika
White Bean Hummus Recipe with Za’atar and Sweet Paprika – a must-have, deliciously smooth and creamy, perfectly spiced variation of everyone’s favorite classic hummus recipe. Still totally vegan and dairy-free.
Muhammara (Red Pepper Walnut Dip)
Muhammara, or Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip, is a versatile, savory-sweet Middle Eastern dip. Delicious spread on pita or veggies, or as sauce for kabobs, this gluten-free, vegan version is amazing!
This easy miso hummus is quick to make and better than anything you can buy. It is fresh and full of Asian flavors. Use it for dipping, topping, or spreading. Once you had a taste, you will be coming back for more.
Easy Low Fat Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus
This low fat jalapeño cilantro hummus is so easy and delicious. The combination of the jalapeño and cilantro compliment each other creating a delicious healthy green hummus that’s low in fat and high in flavor. Enjoy it with chips, on a burrito, or as an addition to a salad.
Creamy Dill Pickle Hummus Recipe
A twist on classic hummus, this creamy Dill Pickle Hummus recipe is made with only a few ingredients and ready in no time! It’s perfect as an afternoon snack or as a tasty dip while watching the big game!
Dark Chocolate Hummus
If you’re and you NEED chocolate, but also need it to be healthy chocolate, you’ll love this Dark Chocolate Hummus! Wholesome and easy to make, this hummus is the perfect way to get your chocolate fix. But the best part is that it tastes like chocolate frosting, but it’s actually good for you!
Try out our amazing variation of basil hummus which is lusciously creamy, smooth, and bright with the flavors of fresh basil, lemon juice to add sourness, and olive oil to blend the texture and flavors well. Use this delicious hummus for dipping chips or pitas, as a base for wraps, toast, sandwiches, or salad, or toss it on top of pasta.
Olive Hummus Recipe
This Olive Hummus Recipe makes all hummus and olive lovers smile. It’s the perfect blending of the fantastic flavors of olives and creamy hummus, with just the right “kick” of spice.
Fattet Hummus is a hearty Middle Eastern dish that’s usually served as a breakfast or brunch meal. Toasted pita chips, hummus, and garlicky hummus are layered in a deep dish and finished off with a sprinkle of toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley.
Sweet Potato Harissa Hummus Recipe
Sweet, spicy, tangy, and creamy all meet in this robust and flavorful sweet potato harissa hummus recipe.
Butter Bean Hummus
This creamy, healthy butter bean hummus recipe is easy to make and totally delicious! With just 7-ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll have a perfect dip ready in minutes. You will love this smooth and creamy no chickpea hummus. It’s great as a side, as a dip, or as a spread, and it just happens to be naturally gluten-free and vegan, too!
Spice up your hummus game with this harissa hummus recipe. The Moroccan-inspired twist adds a fiery kick and loads of flavour. This spicy hummus is perfect for pita chips, crudités or as a part of a Middle Eastern mezze.
Creamy Butter Bean Hummus
Creamy butter bean hummus, this simple recipe is a delightful twist on the classic chickpea dip. Enjoy this delicious snack in just minutes!
Sprouted Lemon Dill Hummus (Gluten Free)
This lemon dill hummus recipe is a light and refreshing version of the classic, made without tahini and oil, with a garlic free option. It can be used in numerous ways, including as a dip, spread, appetizer and stirred into salads or pasta dishes. It’s naturally gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free and vegan.
The Best Dill Pickle Hummus
This creamy dill pickle hummus is the perfect salty snack that tastes just like an actual pickle. Sprinkle with fresh dill and a drizzle of olive oil for a delicious snack that will satisfy all pickle lovers!
Avocado Hummus Dip
Avocado Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas and fresh avocado that makes a healthy, gluten-free dip that is the perfect dip for parties or just an afternoon snack.
Sweet and Spicy Carrot Hummus Recipe
Hummus, Middle Eastern Dip made with boiled and pureed chickpeas, tahini(sesame paste in olive oil), lemon juice and salt. It is served with Mediterranean Mezze Platter , served with Pita Chips as snack. Used as a spread in falafel and vegetable rolls, sandwiches with various fillings. Makes a light lunch but filling lunch when served with various crunchy salad platters with veggies like cucumbers, carrots, radish and bell peppers.
Creamy Avocado Hummus Dip
Creamy Avocado Hummus Dip whipped up easily in the food processor and topped with everything bagel dukkah. Just add crackers, chips, or veggies! Gluten-free, vegan.
Thai Peanut Hummus
Thai Peanut Hummus is full of peanut butter flavor and spices, for a delicious and healthy snack. This peanut hummus is perfect with fresh veggies.
Cilantro Hummus Recipe
This creamy cilantro hummus recipe has a fresh, herbal flavor that makes it a delicious dip for vegetables or pita chips! Skip the store-bought hummus and make this tasty dip in just a few minutes!
Preserved Lemon Hummus with mint
Preserved Lemon Hummus with mint is fresh, tasty and delightfully healthy. Lively citrus and herb flavours make this a moreish snack, lunch or party nibble. It will soon become one of your favourite recipes with preserved lemon.
Sunflower Seed Hummus (Without Tahini)
This sunflower seed hummus recipe is hands down the best hummus without tahini out there. We didn’t just settle for a basic chickpea puree because we discovered the perfect substitute: roasted sunflower seeds or sunflower butter. The addition of this ingredient gives the hummus a rich, nutty flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
Black Garlic Hummus
A simple and easy recipe for creamy black garlic hummus, with hints of sweetness, nuttiness and umami from the black garlic and white garlic.
This chili hummus is basically the best bean dip you’ll ever have.
It’s made with dark red kidney beans, tomato paste, spicy tomato juice, garlic, spices, jalapeno, fresh lime juice and olive oil. Serve with tortilla chips for your next party and watch it disappear!
Creamy Dark Chocolate Hummus
Rich, creamy, and decadent, this dark chocolate hummus is a must-have dip to have on hand! It is super easy to make and is ready in 5 minutes. Incredibly versatile and pairs well with crackers, fruits, and toast.
Easy Beetroot Hummus
The gorgeous pink colour alone will catch your eye, but the taste is even better. It perfectly combines earthy beetroot, tangy lemon, warm cumin and nutty tahini. The natural sweetness that the beetroot brings to the hummus. Enjoy it with fresh, warm pitas, flatbreads or a loaf of crusty bread.
Pumpkin Spice Hummus
Learn how to make this delicious dessert pumpkin spice hummus. Healthy sweet dessert hummus is a wonderful snack for the whole family. It is wholesome, nutritious, and ready in under 10 minutes.
Breakfast Hummus Fatteh
It’s a Levantine breakfast dish, and it’s the absolute best. Hummus simply translates to chickpea in Arabic, and we use a lot of them today. But we will keep them whole, and pan-roast them with delicious spices. Then we will add them to crispy fried flatbread and top them with a fragrant, garlicky vegan yoghurt, herbs, fried almonds, and olive oil. This combination of ingredients goes incredibly well together, and I can wholeheartedly recommend trying hummus fatteh if you haven’t had before.