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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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.
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!
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.
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!
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 & toastsRecipe 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!
Bowls & saladsRecipe 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!
WrapsRecipe 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!
AppetizersRecipe 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!
Pizza, lasagna & moreRecipe 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.
PastaRecipe 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.
Burgers, tacos & moreRecipe 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!
Sweet dessert hummusRecipe 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!
More recipe collections
If you enjoyed these delicious ways to use hummus, be sure to check the following recipes next!
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 635mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 24gSugar: 25gProtein: 24g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!