What to Eat With Hummus (22+ Tasty Ideas!)

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by Alena Schowalter
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Have you ever wondered what to eat with hummus? From sandwiches to platters, pasta and even dessert, here are 22+ amazing ideas.

Do you love hummus as much as we do and are looking for new ways to eat hummus? Great, we’ve got you covered!

This humble dip can be used in so many ways, you won’t believe it. If you’re wondering what goes well with hummus, the simple answer would be everything.

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Classic hummus is usually enjoyed as a protein-packed snack with pitas or veggies but it can also be used to make high-protein meals!

And since not everyone loves the taste of beans, you can hide it pretty well under a lot of spices and flavorings when working with hummus!

If you ever get bored of traditional hummus, try our colorful dips below.

Best things to dip in hummus

If you’re wondering what to serve hummus with if you’re using it as a dip, here is our hand-picked list for what goes well with hummus!

Crackers & pretzels

Regular, thin or sticks can all be dipped into hummus and served with this creamy spread in a small bowl; try rice crackers or graham crackers if you haven’t already.

Vegetable sticks

This is an obvious one and probably the healthiest and best way to eat hummus.

Common choices are cucumber, carrot, celery, bell pepper and snap peas, but we highly recommend trying broccoli, cauliflower, radishes or cherry tomatoes dipped in hummus!

hand holding a piece of bread that was dipped in oil-free vegan hummus over a plate for fresh veggies

Bread

Any type that’s hard enough to scoop some creamy hummus! Think strips of toast, naan, flatbread and toasted baguette.

Pita or pita chips

Both the fluffy and crispy version of this delicious bread works great for dipping into hummus; see how to easily make your own pita chips at home here.

Chips

Store-bought or homemade ones like tortillas, veggie chips, bagel chips, potato chips or kale chips; check the label to make sure they are vegan!

Fruit

Perhaps you’ve tried apple slices with hummus before, but what about pears, dates, melon, pineapple, dried apricots or berries?

Some of these work for savory hummus, others are better paired with sweet hummus recipes — like our edible chickpea cookie dough!

Falafel or beanballs

Many legume-based patties or balls are great for some protein-on-protein snacking and dipping!

Recipes to make with hummus

Ready to take your hummus game to the next level? Apart from the things to dip in hummus we just listed, there are actually even more great hummus uses you’ve never even thought of.

You’d be surprised to know what goes well with hummus, so enjoy the following goodness!

Sandwiches & toasts

wooden chopping board with a flatbread that's spread with hummus, topped with veggies and cut into pieces
Recipe by My Kitchen Love

Apart from dipping veggies or crackers into hummus, this might be the first idea that comes to mind when you think about what to eat with hummus.

Hummus just makes for the perfect spread, and it’s a wonderful replacement for butter, mayonnaise or cream cheese! Or just combine it with homemade cashew mayo.

Here are some ideas for (mostly) quick and easy sandwiches, toasts, pitas and even flatbreads with hummus!

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Bowls & salads

bowl with colorful healthy plant based foods like lentils, sweet potatoes, red cabbage and sprouts topped with hummus
Recipe by Running on Real Food

It’s no secret that we love vegan bowls! They are versatile, customizable, easy to make and never get boring.

Hummus is one of the compounds that can complete any salad recipe or thrown-together Buddha bowl – it’s the creamy protein-rich and flavorful topping that can also be transformed into an easy dressing when thinned out with water or plant-based milk.

The basic blueprint for a delicious bowl is using some leafy greens, cooked starches, plant-based protein, some crunchy nuts or seeds and perhaps some fruit! Pretty much any of these combinations can be topped with some creamy hummus.

Check out the following satisfying salads and bowls to see what we mean!

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Wraps

woman in striped shirt and pink nails holds two cut up wraps filled with tofu, veggies and hummus in her hands
Recipe by Hey Nutrition Lady

One of your best plant-strong choices when eating out are hummus wraps. Often offered pre-made at many grocery stores or restaurants, they provide lots of flavor and texture while being oh-so-satisfying.

We like to have a package of tortilla wraps at home so a 20-minute-or-less meal is never far away.

If you want to keep your hummus wraps a bit lower in calories or carbs, try using some leafy greens instead of grain-based wraps!

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Appetizers

wooden chopping board on grey table with colorful halved mini peppers that are stuffed with hummus
Recipe by I Heart Vegetables

Sure, you can put some delicious hummus along with your favorite dipping options (listed above) on the table for a special gathering – but have you ever thought about other ways of serving hummus as a vegan appetizer?

If you’re up for a creamy soup as a starter, adding a dollop of hummus can replace a soup’s heavy cream and can make the dish a whole lot healthier at the same time! Find an example below.

Like we stated above, you can swap your cream cheese for hummus – opening the door to delicious plant-based stuffed veggies.

Of course, you can also find plenty of color-rich examples of beautiful vegan appetizer platters with hummus. It’s a fun finger food everyone can enjoy!

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Pizza, lasagna & more

colorful vegan deep pizza with falafel crust and a pink hummus filling on a wooden table
Recipe by Rainbow Nourishments

Are you in for some more comfort foods that feature our favorite protein-rich dip? When thinking about ideas for what to eat with hummus, lasagna or pizza probably don’t come to mind!

None of the following vegan baking recipes will taste overtly beany; the hummus just adds a creamy and starchy texture to everything from pizza to casseroles.

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Pasta

two serving bowls with homemade green hummus pasta and a spoon
Recipe by Nutriciously

Pasta and hummus are a match made in heaven! Not only are both of them accessible and healthy vegan staple foods, but they can also be the building blocks of a quick vegan lunch or dinner ready in under 10 minutes.

Although it might seem weird in the beginning, you should definitely try this satiating and delicious combination by following some of these recipes.

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Burgers, tacos & more

four plant-based burgers with lettuce, vegan patties and beet hummus on a wooden table
Recipe by Vibrant Plate

Now that we’ve had you thinking outside of the box for a while, you’re probably open to making some vegan comfort foods with hummus! After all, why stop at sandwiches, salads and pasta?

Granted, pasta bakes or falafel pizza already count as comfort foods – but there were just too many great ideas for how to use hummus in recipes that we wanted to share with you!

Let’s combine Italian or Mexican food with this Middle Eastern dip and create creamy, nutrient-rich goodness like this!

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Sweet dessert hummus

round wooden chopping board with fresh berries and dried fruit as well as a small white bowl with brown chocolate dessert hummus
Recipe by Joy Food Sunshine

There are basically two ways to make a sweet snack, treat or dessert from hummus: either use hummus for shakes and baking or make hummus that serves as a luxuriously sweet yet secretly healthy dip.

In sweet baking recipes, hummus can replace some of the other ingredients you’d normally use to make it healthier and higher in protein at the same time. 

Don’t worry – the result won’t taste like hummus, of course. Find our favorite uses and recipes for sweet hummus here!

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More recipe collections

If you enjoyed these delicious ways to use hummus, be sure to check the following recipes next!

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What to Eat With Hummus (22+ Ideas!)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Wondering what to eat with hummus? Apart from sandwiches and wraps, you need to make delicious vegan bowls with this versatile and healthy dip. The recipe below is a customizable, flavorful and gluten-free lunch or dinner idea that’s great for meal prep. Add your favorite hummus to the roasted veg and fresh greens!
Serves 2

Ingredients

Easy Mediterranean Bowl

  • 3 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1.5 cups chickpeas cooked & drained (240 g)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 zucchini thinly cut lengthwise
  • 1 cup fresh spinach 1 oz / 30 g
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped (1 oz / 30 g)
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup hummus 120 g

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Put the cubed sweet potatoes and cooked chickpeas on one baking sheet. Add cumin and some salt, then toss to combine. Arrange everything into a single layer.
  • Place the sliced zucchini on the other baking sheet, arranged into a single layer.
  • Put both sheets into the oven for 10 minutes, then flip the zucchini and slightly toss the chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Bake for another 10 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  • In the meantime, wash your fresh produce and divide everything equally between two serving bowls. Sprinkle with some salt and lemon juice, mix, then let it sit to allow the flavors to soak in until your baked components are done.
  • Time to assemble! Top your veggies in the two bowls with the roasted sweet potato cubes and chickpeas and roll the zucchini into ribbons if you like — this way, they will be easier to grab with a fork and make your bowl look prettier!
  • Add a dollop of your favorite hummus and enjoy your easy vegan bowl.

Notes

  • This recipe works well for meal prep and is part of our 7-day meal plan Week of Bowls. You can store the second serving in the fridge and use it for a portable lunch the next day!
  • Regular potatoes work just as well. Feel free to swap the spinach and parsley for any leafy greens and herbs of your choice!
  • If you love hummus, be sure to check out 22+ more ways to eat hummus in the article above.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Nutrition Facts
What to Eat With Hummus (22+ Ideas!)
Amount per Serving
Calories
538
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Sodium
 
635
mg
28
%
Carbohydrates
 
93
g
31
%
Fiber
 
24
g
100
%
Sugar
 
25
g
28
%
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

4 Comments

  1. We were supposed to be in Israel right now for a wedding and I planned to eat my weight in hummus there. Thanks to your round up I can spend the rest of the month staying in and eating all your hummus-fun recipes. Thank you for including my “crab cake” sliders.

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    • Aww Hanne, thanks so much for the comment! Yes, we’re all feeling how different the situation is – but having to skip a wedding and tons of delicious hummus really is a shame. So happy to be including your fantastic recipe! Keep it up :)

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  2. Alena, thank you for your excellent suggestions! You’ve presented a thought-provoking list that’s worth a shot. So far, my favorite way to have a snack is with pita bread and naan. Tortilla wraps and avocado sandwiches are two more ways that I enjoy eating, but it appears that many other options are worth a try.

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