Ever since we’ve started posting delicious dishes, our foodie friends have been sharing great dishes and asking the questions that matter. Recently, given the fast pace of life today, we’ve received some requests for easy meals: 3 ingredient recipes for dinner, 5 ingredient meals for vegetarians, 3 ingredient snacks, and so on.
The truth is, we know a fair amount about simple meals. After all, our specialty is crafting quality hummus and guacamole, which are foods that are easy to toss into easy recipes with a few ingredients for dinner, breakfast, lunch, snacks—you name it! With the right dips and spreads, the right meal is only a few steps away.
Why Hummus Works in Simple Meal Recipes
As it turns out, there’s a reason that hummus complements fast, easy recipes with a few ingredients: its versatile flavor profile! Traditional hummus built millions of devoted fans with its rich and savory taste, but due to its rise in popularity it’s now available in tons of creative and mouth-watering flavors. But on an even simpler level, hummus complements many simple meal recipes because it is itself a combination of tasty and healthy ingredients:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sea Salt and Spices
When combined, these nutritious ingredients create a well-rounded, earthy flavor that goes well with a ton of simple foods. So if you want healthy recipes with 5 ingredients or less, use hummus as one—and you’re already leveraging the power of 5 extra foods!
Easy Recipes with a Few Ingredients for Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, and Beyond!
Baked Black Garlic Hummus
This lunch or snack is a perfect 5 ingredient recipe for vegetarians or health-conscious omnivores. Perfect for when you want to class it up a bit, without getting lost in prep. Simply coat an 8×8” pan with Roasted Black Garlic hummus, then top with sundried tomatoes, crumbled feta, extra virgin olive oil, and parsley. Stick in the oven for 15-20 minutes, and you’ve got the a scrumptious dip for bread, pita, veggies, and more.
Breakfast Tacos by @cookinglikeamrs
Sometimes you’re stuck in the morning rush. And if you want 5 ingredients or less for healthy recipes, try these tacos out! Simply wrap a corn tortilla around scrambled eggs, Spicy Avocado hummus, tomato, red onion, and cilantro. Between the hummus and eggs, this is the perfect way to get your protein fix and get out the door!
Chickpea and Tofu Lettuce Wraps by @thekindcoconut
Trying to lose weight? Try this delicious 5 ingredient meal for vegetarians or anyone else who wants to eat healthy. Chickpeas, grated carrot, red bell pepper, Thai Coconut Curry hummus are delicious together when wrapped in a romaine lettuce leaf. Make as many as you like… they’re super low-calorie and nutritious to boot!
Kale Pesto Potato Salad
If you want a 5 ingredient recipe vegetarians can crush, this potato salad is a total winner. Chopped petite potatoes, Kale Pesto hummus, crushed walnuts, parsley, and garlic make for a perfect side. Add a little lemon and salt to taste.
3 Ingredient Recipes for Dinner = Fast and Delicious Meals
Whether you want 3 ingredient recipes for dinner or other simple meal recipes, hummus can help. And when you use HOPE Hummus, you’re guaranteed the freshest-tasting, most preservative and additive free hummus flavors on the market. So grab a container and craft some fast easy recipes with a few ingredients to stay fully fueled.