Wanna get creative with your hummus? Upon receiving all your replies to the recipes in our latest series of blog posts, we thought we’d give you one more to whet your imagination and your appetite. Now that you’re up to speed on sandwiches, wraps, and toasts, why not take a less common turn and try hummus salad dressing?
The Sophisticated Hummus Salad Recipe
We’ve all had salad with hummus. It’s so simple to throw some veggies together and toss in a dollop of our favorite dip. However, for a slightly more sophisticated take on the hummus salad, try mixing it into a dressing. We believe it’s time to freshen up your palate. Tired of the classic vinaigrette made out of olive oil and vinegar, maybe spiced up with lemon or garlic? While it is a classic for good reason, making a hummus based salad dressing has a few advantages you may want to consider!
First, it adds flavor complexity. Humus is packed with different ingredients, and it only takes a few simple steps to convert it into hummus dressing for salad. This means you don’t have to mess around with fifteen different ingredients and tinker with your spice jars; by using the dip, you can make a hummus salad dressing that will not only wow your taste buds, but will keep your friends and dinner guests guessing how you arrived at such a unique and tasty concoction. And with so many inspiring flavors available, so much of the work is already done for you.
Second, it is a good source of protein, and quality brands contain healthy fats in the form of organic extra virgin olive oil. Additionally, it also contains many other nutrients to boost your daily vitamin and mineral intake. So, not only can you add flavor dimension, but you can also up your dressing’s nutritional value with the simple inclusion of our favorite dip.
Third, it’s just so easy! With this little secret, you can make professional-quality dressings in just minutes. We’ve prepared a few hummus salad recipes to show you some simple preps that garner great results… so let us show you what kinds of salad hummus can improve!
Lettuce Tacos with Sriracha Peanut Dressing
Lettuce tacos are quickly becoming a new foodie favorite. We think it’s because you get to eat your salad as a taco! For this recipe, just fill a bibb lettuce shell with shredded cabbage, carrots, snow peas, red pepper, avocado, scallions, and cilantro… and for the dressing, combine our Sriracha flavor with salted peanut butter, soy or tamari sauce, sesame oil, agave, and some spices. This makes a slightly spicy, sweet and savory delight—an unexpected combination of hummus and salad! In just 15 minutes you can have 5-6 servings.
Red Cabbage Slaw with Black Garlic Dressing
This simple hummus on salad combo is also ready in just minutes! Simply shred a small head of red cabbage, and add shredded carrots and green onions, then top it with an inspired combination of Black Garlic flavor, apple cider vinegar, honey, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, and chopped peanuts for garnish. Another quickie at 4-6 servings in just 15 minutes!
Roasted Root Veggie Salad
For your next fall dish, take a little more time and try this tasty combination of butternut squash, beet, radish, brussels sprouts, kale, almond ricotta cheese, topped with candied pecans and dried cranberries. The dressing, a simple mixture of our Red Pepper flavor, olive oil, and salt and pepper, blends it all together and gives it a delightful peppery flavor! Ready in 45 minutes, it yields 6-8 servings.
Cauliflower Rice with Thai Coconut Curry Dressing
If you’re looking for a fresh salad with an Asian-inspired dressing, try this mixture of cauliflower, cabbage, sweet potato, coconut oil, cilantro, avocado, and bell pepper, mixed with a dressing made of our Thai Coconut Curry flavor, lime juice, full-fat coconut milk, kosher salt, and creamy nut butter. A great prep for healthy eating, yet a big hit at potlucks and parties!
We always love getting creative with our favorite dip, and hummus in salad is no different. If you have a favorite hummus salad dressing or salad combo you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it! Until then, cheers and good eating!