Hummus: We all know it as a dip – something to spice up our veggies, fruit, crackers, or even pretzels (see all our ideas on what to dip in hummus – there may be a few you haven’t thought of!). Ever have a tub in your fridge and wonder how to eat hummus? Especially as different companies are offering so many varied flavors, this dip has become even more versatile in its uses and pairings. So many people use hummus as an easy dipping snack for quick lunches or meals — and although the standard “veggie or cracker dip” is tried and true, we have a ton of ideas on things to eat with hummus, so you can dazzle your tastebuds with our favorite dip!
If you’ve ever wondered what to eat with hummus, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Hope Foods, we think out of the box (hello Thai Coconut Curry!), and this applies when we talk about what to eat hummus with. So, without any further ado – here is our guide-to-end-all-guides on what to eat with hummus:
The Ultimate Guide on What to Eat with Hummus
Without further ado…
As a Pasta Sauce
Creamy Beet Pasta:
Creamy Hummus Pasta:
Sun-dried tomatoes and the spice in our hummus complement each other perfectly in this unique and spicy dish.
Sea Salt & Olive Oil Pasta Salad
Our savory Sea Salt & Olive Hummus is the perfect sauce for this pasta salad!
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Zoodles:
Spicy Zucchini Noodles with Strawberries
These “noodles” are perfectly paired with our Spicy Avocado Hummus and the surprising sweetness of strawberries.
Thai Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup:
Roasted Creamy Cauliflower Soup:
Hearty Tomato Hummus Soup:
Butternut Squash Bisque:
This is the quintessential fall soup. Butternut squash, and the warmth from the spices in our Thai Coconut Curry Hummus will have you feeling cozy it no time.
Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Chili:
As a Salad Dressing
Roasted Root Veggie Salad:
Butternut squash, beets, brussels sprouts, kale and radicchio all meld together in this yummy salad. Top it with a dressing made from our Red Pepper Hummus and you’ll be wanting to eat this for lunch and dinner (maybe even breakfast – with a poached egg on top).
Spicy Avocado Tuna Salad:
Move over, mayo – there’s a new tuna mix-in in town. When you use our Spicy Avocado Hummus in your tuna salad, you get the creaminess you want, with all the flavor you crave. You’ll never go back.
Black Garlic Tuna Buddha Bowl:
Speaking of never going back – this is another take on tuna salad, this time using our Black Garlic Hummus. Yum.
Red Cabbage Slaw with Black Garlic Dressing:
Mason Jar Raw Rainbow Thai Curry Hummus Slaw:
In a Rice Bowl
Baked Falafel Bliss Bowl with Tahini Dressing:
Cauliflower Rice with Thai Coconut Curry Dressing:
Grilled Veggie Hummus Pizza:
This pizza features our Red Pepper Hummus as a base for all your toppings. It’s so creamy and flavorful you’ll fall in love.
Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Pizza:
This pizza is basically Thanksgiving in pizza form. Our Original Recipe Hummus serves as the perfect flavor to complement the sage and squash.
Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza:
Spicy Avocado Protein Pizza Waffles:
Waffles are also one of the best foods on earth. This is why we combined them with pizza (and our creamy Spicy Avocado Hummus) for a recipe that is absolutely perfect for brunch.
Black Garlic Heirloom Tomato Galette with Collagen Crust:
Grilled Black Bean Hummus Burgers:
Our Black Garlic Hummus is blended with black beans for this meatless burger. Add more hummus on top and enjoy!
Build Your Own Veggie Slider Bar:
Sliders are tiny hamburgers, and we couldn’t be more on board. This recipe calls for our Red Pepper Hummus, and calls for you to make it into a tangy BBQ sauce. Delicious!
Much like burgers, sandwiches are a fantastic way to enjoy a wide variety of flavors. Start with high-quality meats or veggies, and layer on your flavors of choice. The sky is the limit – you can create so many different kinds of sandwiches ranging from a Thanksgiving sandwich to a classic grilled cheese with a twist (use our Red Pepper Hummus or Spicy Avocado Hummus for an added kick).
Shredded BBQ Beet Sandwich with Cashew Cheese:
Toasted Falafel Pita Sandwich:
Black Garlic Breakfast Sandwich:
Take an ordinary breakfast sandwich and top it with our tangy and unique Black Garlic Hummus for a truly great way to start your day.
Roasted Beet and Squash Sandwich:
The roasted squash and beets go together so well, and our Spicy Avocado Hummus ties it all together. You’ll be making this again and again!
In a Wrap
Green Goddess Wrap:
Use your favorite veggies, mix with our spicy Thai Coconut Curry Hummus, and wrap it up! It’s a handheld salad, full of flavor.
Vegan Falafel Wrap:
Use falafel from Trader Joe’s, wrap them up in a pita, and douse in our Spicy Avocado Hummus for a filling, flavorful wrap you can enjoy anywhere.
This is one of the most famous wraps, and it traditionally includes hummus. Our recipe calls for our Original Recipe Hummus (if you want to keep it classic), or you could sub in one of our other flavors to mix it up.
Collard Power Wrap:
Spicy Avocado Squash Tacos:
These vegan tacos are filled to the brim with flavor. Squash is the main star of the show, but our Spicy Avocado Hummus adds a savory and spicy kick.
Spicy Avocado Radicchio Tacos:
Jalapeno Black Bean Street Tacos:
Instead of using our spicy Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus on top of these street tacos (although you could absolutely still do that), you sautee it with the vegetables. This creates a really flavorful, savory combination for these favorites.
Mushroom, Zucchini and Tempeh Tacos:
In Savory Oats
Roasted Beet + Goat Cheese Savory Oats:
Spicy Black Bean + Avocado Savory Oats:
Spicy Avocado Hummus is added to this fragrant blend of oats and beans for a meal that will warm you from the inside out.
Spicy Veggie Savory Oats:
As a Fancy Dip
Easy Veggie Hummus Cup:
Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Dip:
Elote Hummus Dip:
The cotija cheese and corn blend with our Original Recipe Hummus for a truly satisfying appetizer everyone will love.
Loaded Spring Veggie Beet Hummus:
In a Side Dish
Crunchy + Creamy Green Beans:
Vegan Mushroom Gravy:
Vegan Deviled Red Potatoes:
Jalapeno Cilantro Cauliflower Wings:
Mango Jalapeno Cauliflower Wings:
As an Appetizer
Shamrock Hummus Bites:
Loaded Sweet Potato Tots Skewers:
Our Red Pepper Hummus is the secret to the creamy vegan queso you smother on top of the sweet potato tots.
Thai Coconut Curry Veggie Board:
Move over, boring veggie trays. Our Thai Coconut Curry Hummus gives a whole new life to the classic veggie platter.
Plant-Based Bagel Board:
You Get the Idea: Hummus Goes on Everything!
As you can see, it goes with pretty much everything. We’ve covered every aspect of how to eat hummus. Believe it or not, though, we haven’t even included all the recipes and ways you can enjoy it. Here’s the rest of the recipes that don’t fit any specific category in our “what to eat with hummus guide:
As you can see, hummus goes with pretty much everything. We haven’t even included all the recipes and ways you can enjoy it. At Hope Foods we work hard to find and create new things to eat with hummus, or including it in a recipe. Our HOPE Instagram is frequently updated with delicious new recipes to inspire you with what goes good with hummus, so if you are interested in creations that will wow your guests and your palate, be sure to follow us at @hopefoods! Here’s the rest of the recipes that don’t fit any specific category in our “what to eat with hummus guide:
One of the most popular uses is as a spread on sandwiches and wraps. It serves as a healthy replacement for mayonnaise or mustard, and adds a unique flavor to boot. Also make sure to check out “alternative toasts” made from sweet potato and eggplant!
We’ve found so many recipes you can cook using hummus. We have more! In the HOPE recipe section, we love getting creative with new recipes!
Should hummus be warm or cold?
There’s much debate over how you should enjoy your hummus (hot or cold). It really comes down to preference. Traditionally, hummus is served warm, with pita bread. But, it’s also important to keep food safety in mind. If you warm up hummus, or leave it out of the refrigerator for awhile, be sure to eat it all – you don’t want to put it back in the refrigerator.
What is usually served with hummus?
What to Eat Hummus With:
We’ve covered some recipes, but we need to get back to basics, sometimes. Here are a few questions we often get:
- “What to eat with hummus dip?”
- “What to have with hummus?”
- “What’s good with hummus?”
- “What to eat hummus dip with?”
- “What to eat hummus with?
- “What are some healthy things to eat with hummus?”
The best answer to this is: Get creative! What foods do you normally eat? Try swapping out your normal sauce with our yummy dip, and let your taste buds determine which one is better. Some of the best foods to eat with hummus are the ones that are unlikely:
Nothing is dreamier than a good loaf of bread (crusty on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside) dipped in your favorite hummus. Yum.
Carrots, celery, green and red bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, you name it – can be dipped. It’s a great way to add veggies to your diet without getting bored.
Crackers & Chips
Crackers and chips are a great thing to dip in hummus.The crunchiness adds a contrast to the creaminess of hummus. Additionally, it dresses up healthy grains as well. Try using a tasty flavor on your sandwich, instead of traditional mayo. Or, just dip your wholegrain chips or pita bread in it for a great snack.
Fruit is an excellent choice when you’re considering what to eat with hummus. Apples, pears, strawberries, and firmer fruits dip well!
Adding hummus (especially a flavored one) to your scrambled eggs instantly elevates them. They’ll have your brunch guests oohing and ah-hing. Hard boiled eggs? Mix it with one of our spicy flavors, and you’ve got a delicious take on egg salad.
As a Marinade
Using hummus as a marinade is a fantastic way to add flavor to any cut of meat. Just choose your favorite flavor, add some olive oil and any other flavors you want, and let it marinade for oodles of flavor.
As one of the rising stars of the food world, humus has been increasingly talked about, experimented with, and used outside of traditional roles. There seems to be no limit to what tastes good with hummus! For even more mouth-watering ideas, check out these articles in BON APPETIT, SHAPE MAGAZINE, EPICURIOUS, and THE FOOD NETWORK. Between the amazing ideas on Instagram and at these publications, there is no shortage of ideas about what to eat with hummus.
Try Our Hummus!
Here at Hope, we are dedicated to making healthy, wholesome food that nourishes your body and your taste buds. All our hummus is made with REAL ingredients you can pronounce. We are certified organic, non-GMO. Pick up a tub of our many flavors of hummus in a store near you, or order online and have it shipped to your door. Yum!