Hummus Recipes

Our hummus recipes include classics (with and without tahini) as well as modern twists on this popular dip. Try our colorful and healthy versions with avocado, beets, peas, lentils and more.

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Roasted Beet Hummus

Rating: 3 stars 32
Get out the crudites and be prepared for a tasty surprise with this variation on classic hummus.

Spiced-Up Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 60
Chickpeas are full of fiber. Toasted whole-grain pita is great for scooping up hummus.

Traditional Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 16
This traditional Middle Eastern dish that makes use of chickpeas can be served as a dip with vegetables and crackers or used as a spread on sandwiches.

Hummus Without Tahini

Greek yogurt imparts a silky texture to this hummus without tahini.

Lemony White-Bean Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 44
Serve this hummus with raw carrots and sugar snap peas -- or whatever delicious crudites you prefer.

Guacamole Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 256
Can't decide between hummus and guacamole? This recipe, courtesy of Catherine Teniente from San Antonio, Texas, allows you to have it both ways in this bright, creamy dip.

Roasted-Garlic Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 103
Tangy hummus is perfect for parties or as a quick and healthful snack when served with a colorful array of fresh vegetables. Roasted garlic, fruity olive oil, and sesame tahini enliven the flavor.

Herbed Hummus

Rating: 3.5 stars 55
Jazz up store-bought hummus with a combination of fresh herbs that add bright flavor and color to this dip.

Beet-and-Tahini Dip

We replaced chickpeas with beets in this colorful take on hummus -- they deliver a lighter dip with a similarly smooth texture.

Fresh Pea Hummus

Mash these peas up for a nice spread to have with pita or crudites.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet potatoes' orange glow gives away their beta-carotene content. By serving this dip with whole-wheat pita and raw vegetables such as red peppers and broccoli, you also get selenium, vitamin C, and sulforaphane.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Perfectly Balanced Hummus
Rating: Unrated 11
Few dishes are as versatile as hummus—the creamy chickpea-and-tahini purée makes a great dip for crackers and crudité, a flavorful spread on a pita sandwich, or a plush landing pad for herbs, vegetables, and even meat. This recipe is from Brooklyn-based chef Einat Admony and is featured in her cookbook, Shuk ($27.54, amazon.com).
Lemon, Sesame, and Garlic Hummus
Serve this hummus with rice crackers or fresh veggie slices for a healthy snack. For a light lunch, stuff in pita bread with baby spinach leaves. For a zesty, enticing dip, puree guacamole into the mixture.
Lentil Hummus

Substituting cashew butter for the usual tahini gives the hummus a nuttier flavor. Look for a cashew butter that's deep golden brown.