We all love a quick veggie and dip snack, but sometimes you need something a bit more filling. And thankfully, there are some creative ways to use our favorite dip—ways that can turn your simple hummus dipping sauce into a crowd-pleasing meal accoutrement!
Before the last 20 or so years, most people didn’t consider hummus as much more than a Mediterranean cultural dish. But how things change! The recent rise in the popularity of health food has led people to re-examine this amazing combination of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon, and garlic. And the findings are unanimous: hummus is not only packed with healthy vitamins and minerals, but it is delicious and versatile enough to be used in an incredible variety of ways.
If you’ve read this blog or subscribed to our Instagram and Youtube feeds, you’ve seen how our inventive flavor creators and foodie friends have used hummus to make a plethora of delicious recipes. And today we’ll show you how to make hummus sauces!
Hummus Pasta Sauce Recipes
With its rich and creamy texture, hummus works well as a sauce ingredient. Especially considering all the creative flavors available today, it’s easier than ever to create a hummus pasta sauce, or even a modified hummus dipping sauce, to fit anyone’s fancy. If you’re hoping to plate some penne or feast on fettucini, try one of these amazing pasta recipes!
- Creamy Beet Pasta
With its striking red-pink hue, this festive and delicious noodle dish makes a distinct impression! With a hummus pasta sauce made from Original Recipe hummus, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and beets, it’s a vegan and gluten-free pasta dish that won’t fail to wow your guests.
- Kale Pesto Penne with Roasted Tomatoes
Another gluten-free and vegan treat, this yummy meal uses Kale Pesto hummus as pasta sauce. Add in some chickpea pasta, roasted baby heirloom tomatoes, and some oil and salt—and presto! In less than 25 minutes, you have a healthy and savory pasta with hummus sauce.
- Creamy Hummus Pasta
When you thought of hummus as pasta sauce, you probably didn’t think to use Jalapeño Cilantro, did you? Well thankfully, we did! This hearty dish combines the heat of Jalapeño Cilantro hummus sauce with linguine, sun dried tomatoes, baby spinach, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Sometimes, your pasta can take a walk on the wild side.
Other Hummus Sauce Recipes
So, what happens if you’re not in the mood for pasta? As it so happens, hummus sauces are not limited to Italian fare—you can make them for just about anything! Here are some examples that illustrate the versatility of this superfood spread!
- Hummus Miso Dressing
Sometimes you want a delicious dressing for your salad… without having to reach for the low-fat dressing. This tangy hummus sauce recipe features Original Recipe to make it naturally low-fat and super nutritious. A simple blend of hummus, miso paste, tamari, lemon juice, and water—what’s not to love?
- Vegan Mushroom Gravy
Fall is here! That means Thanksgiving feasts and tons of food (and comas afterward)! But instead of trying to limit your gravy consumption, try out this vegan hummus sauce recipe, made from Original Recipe, crimini mushrooms, veggie broth, onion, white wine, and thyme. Pour on the flavor, without all the calories!
- Elote Hummus Dip
This hummus sauce recipe features a twist on the famous Mexican sweet corn dip, featuring Original Recipe hummus mixed with grilled sweet corn, cotija cheese, lime, cilantro, olive oil, and spices! Perfect proof that you can suit the flavor of your hummus sauce to any palate.
If you haven’t found your perfect hummus sauce recipe here, visit the HOPE Kitchen, Instagram page, or Youtube channel to find your ideal hummus sauce. With tons of new ideas featuring USDA Organic HOPE Hummus, you can be sure to dine on hummus sauces free of synthetic preservatives or additives, to keep you and your loved ones happy, healthy, and full!
As always, cheers and happy eating.