So, you've mastered the art of making hummus but you’re wondering how to eat hummus? Or what to serve with hummus? In this recipe roundup, you’ll be able to explore a variety of delicious foods to pair with the famous chickpea dip.
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Did you know that hummus can be consumed for breakfast, lunch or dinner, how versatile is that!
This compilation is curated by a passionate food blogger, (me – Janelle), I proudly embrace my Middle Eastern Lebanese heritage and can share traditional and contemporary pairings.
How to Eat Hummus
There are different ways to eat hummus, including dipping and spreading. Below are some creative ideas to help you get creative with the way you use this dip.
Use it as a versatile spread. Spread hummus on sandwiches, rolls, wraps. Or use it for a snack by spreading it onto rice cakes. Or enjoy a hummus toast. Yum!
Although not traditional, some folks love to use hummus as a quick and creamy sauce alternative for pasta that’s packed with protein.
Another nontraditional delicious way is to use the chickpea dip as a nutritious salad dressing.
Build a nourishing bowl with a dollop of hummus. Think foods such as quinoa or rice, with various fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, roasted beans and this delicious dip.
The best extra virgin olive oil (affiliate link) should be used on top of your hummus. It adds to the flavor and luxuriousness to the creamy dip. However, this can be left out if needed to accommodate your diet.
What to Serve with Hummus
Here’s a list of what pairs well with hummus. Some of these pairings are traditional and non-traditional.
Certainly! In the Middle East, it's common to serve hummus warm, prepared on the spot with freshly cooked tender chickpeas. This warm version is a popular choice for breakfast and can be easily enjoyed at a hummus vendor.
Pair your creamy hummus with an array of colorful fresh veggies like cucumber slices, carrot sticks, strips of bell peppers, radish halves, celery sticks and cherry tomatoes. These add a delightful crunch and complement the creamy texture of the hummus perfectly.
More About The Famous Chickpea Dip
The main ingredients in Traditional hummus are garbanzo beans, lemon juice, tahini paste, salt and garlic. This is referred to "hummus bi tahini".
Remember, the possibilities are as endless as your creativity! Whether you're a hummus connoisseur or a newbie, these great ideas will transform your hummus dip into a fun food experience.
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How To Eat Hummus
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- Select one or more ecipe from the above list and gather the necessary ingredients.1 Recipe
- Prepare the recipe/s and add your hummus to it as desired.1 Hummus
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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