What to Eat with Hummus: The Ultimate Guide

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What to Eat with Hummus: The Ultimate Guide
What to Eat with Hummus: The Ultimate Guide

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!

Hummus has many other uses - you just have to get creative.

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…

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As a Pasta Sauce

We’re going to start with an unusual one because that’s how we roll. Did you know that hummus makes a delicious addition to pasta sauce? It makes sense when you stop and think about it: You want the pasta to meld to whatever sauce you put on it, and hummus has such a lovely, creamy, thick texture, it combines with whatever else you toss in there to create *chef’s kiss*. We have some great recipes to get started.

Creamy Beet Pasta:

The blend of beets, hummus, and pasta is oh-so-delicious. We think you’ll be as much of a fan as well.
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.

Creamy Hummus Pasta

Sea Salt & Olive Oil Pasta Salad

Our savory Sea Salt & Olive Hummus is the perfect sauce for this pasta salad!

Sea Salt and Olive Oil Pasta Salad

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Zoodles:

Ok, we know this recipe isn’t technically pasta (but you could totally sub in pasta if you want), but hummus is still being used as a sauce, and it’s really yummy.
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Zucchini Noodles, 20min meal + Keto

Spicy Zucchini Noodles with Strawberries

These “noodles” are perfectly paired with our Spicy Avocado Hummus and the surprising sweetness of strawberries.

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In Soups

If you’ve ever made soup from scratch before, you know it can be tough to get deep level of flavor – the base layer that grounds the rest of the spices. We’ll let you in on a little secret: Hummus solves that. It not only adds the ground floor, base layer of flavor, it thickens soups and makes it taste so incredibly smooth and rich you’ll never not add hummus to your soup again. Here are a few of our favorite recipes featuring hummus:

Thai Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup:

Talk about oodles of flavor. Our hummus gives this soup thickness and the warm spiciness you crave with pumpkin.
Thai Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup:

Roasted Creamy Cauliflower Soup:

Cauliflower and hummus are the perfect pair – who would have thought? You’ll be coming back for seconds on this one, we promise.
Roasted Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Hearty Tomato Hummus Soup:

Tomatos and red peppers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Make that Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and you have a winner!
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.

Butternut Squash Bisque - Happy Hummus Holidays

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Chili:

Hummus adds a savory depth of flavor to this chili. Eat straight from your bag of Frito’s (which you add to the top). This is an excellent camping meal!
Frito Pies with Cast Iron/ or Instant Pot Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus Chil
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As a Salad Dressing

Who wouldn’t want an extra layer of nourishment and flavor added to their salad? When you use hummus in the dressing it thickens it up and adds flavor (and great nutrition to boot). We love these recipes:

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).

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Healthy Hummus

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.

Spicy Avocado Tuna Salad:

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.

Black Garlic Tuna Buddha Bowl:

Red Cabbage Slaw with Black Garlic Dressing:

This unique spin on the classic slaw is perfectly paired with BBQ or even as a side for fish or chicken.
Red Cabbage Slaw with Black Garlic Dressing:

Mason Jar Raw Rainbow Thai Curry Hummus Slaw:

This layered jar salad has every color of the rainbow, and it is the perfect lunch to prepare ahead and keep in your refrigerator.
Mason Jar Raw Rainbow Thai Curry Hummus Slaw
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In a Rice Bowl

Rice bowls are the perfect blend of carbs and veggies. And adding a dressing on top made of creamy, smooth hummus? The best finishing touch.

Baked Falafel Bliss Bowl with Tahini Dressing:

Falafel and veggies fill this bowl with nourishment, and the tahini/hummus dressing ties it all together.
Baked Falafel Bliss Bowl with Tahini Dressing:

Cauliflower Rice with Thai Coconut Curry Dressing:

This layered jar salad has every color of the rainbow, and it is the perfect lunch to prepare ahead and keep in your refrigerator.
Cauliflower Rice with Thai Coconut Curry Dressing:
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On Pizza

I think we all can agree that pizza is one of the best food inventions since…well, sliced bread (we’ll just put this here, speaking of sliced bread) . Bring it up a notch by using hummus as a base for your next pizza creation.

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.

Grilled Veggie Hummus Pizza

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.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Pizza:

Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza:

Feta, hummus, cucumber, and red onions usually bring to mind gyros (and we’ve got a great recipe for that), but with this recipe, you’ll enjoy a delicious pizza.
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.

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Black Garlic Heirloom Tomato Galette with Collagen Crust:

A galette isn’t technically a pizza, but it looks like a pizza, so we figured it deserved a place here.
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On Hamburgers

Hamburgers are a perfect vehicle for flavor: Start with high-quality ingredients, and layer on the toppings to create your own masterpiece. Whether you start with grass-fed beef or a tasty meatless option, adding hummus brings on the flavor in a whole new way.

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!

GrilBlack Bean Hummus Burgers

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!

Build-Your-Own Veggie Slider Bar with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus BBQ Sauce, vegan + dairy-free
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On Sandwiches

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:

This sandwich is beautifully simple. Mix our hummus in with shredded beets, and you’ve got a healthy and yummy filling for your lunch or dinner.
Shredded Beet BBQ Sandwich

Toasted Falafel Pita Sandwich:

Falafel is the star of the show with this sandwich, but hummus is in the running. Together they make a truly delicious pita.
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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.

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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!

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In a Wrap

Wraps are a great option if you’re looking to avoid bread. One of the best tricks to a great wrap is a great sauce tying it all together. Any of our hummus flavors make great additions to your wraps – here are a few of our favorite recipes.

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.

Green Goddess Wrap

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.

falafel-wrap

Chicken Gyro:

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.

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Collard Power Wrap:

This wrap is like a blank canvas – use your imagination to fill it up. The addition of hummus adds a bit more protein and healthy carbs to take you through the afternoon all the way to dinner.
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In Tacos

You wouldn’t normally pair hummus with tacos – but it’s a really tasty fusion. We have some truly scrumptious recipes to start with, but your creativity can take you to make great pairings and combinations when it comes to tacos.

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 Squash Tacos

Spicy Avocado Radicchio Tacos:

These are called tacos, but they’re really handheld salads. Really delicious handheld salads. Our hummus is the perfect topping to drizzle on these pockets of veggies.
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.

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Mushroom, Zucchini and Tempeh Tacos:

Tempeh mixes very well with hummus, and together they create a truly delicious taco you’ll be sure to eat often!
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In Savory Oats

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast anymore. These savory oats are elevated by the addition of different flavors of hummus. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Roasted Beet + Goat Cheese Savory Oats:

Goat cheese and beets are the perfect combinations – add hummus and oats and you have the perfect savory, melty bowl of yum.
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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.

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Spicy Veggie Savory Oats:

Your grandmother always said that oatmeal was the healthiest breakfast option, and she also said to always eat your veggies. Why not together?
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As a Fancy Dip

As we’ve discussed, hummus is a great dip for almost anything. You can also dress it up a lot by mixing in other ingredients or serving it in a creative way. Here are a few examples of what we mean.

Easy Veggie Hummus Cup:

This is an adorable way to serve individual veggie/hummus servings. It makes for a great veggie platter at a baby shower or similar event.
Easy Veggie Humus Cup Snack Hack

Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Dip:

The secret to this fancy dip is in decorating the hummus as a Dia De Los Muertos skull.
Halloween Dip - Day of the Dead

Elote Hummus Dip:

The cotija cheese and corn blend with our Original Recipe Hummus for a truly satisfying appetizer everyone will love.

Elote Hummus Dip

Loaded Spring Veggie Beet Hummus:

Beets blended into hummus create the beautiful pink color of this fancy dip.
Loaded Spring Veggie Beet Hummus
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In a Side Dish

Hummus is a fabulous addition to many different kinds of side dishes. Here are a few of our favorite that would be perfect for Thanksgiving or another big meal:

Crunchy + Creamy Green Beans:

Step aside, green bean casserole – there’s a new, tastier version of green beans here!
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy:

Beets blended into hummus create the beautiful pink color of this fancy dip.This gravy is so creamy and flavorful. It’s perfect topped on fluffy mashed potatoes.
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Vegan Deviled Red Potatoes:

This recipe is unique and easy to make. They’re the perfect side dish for any meal (and really tasty as leftovers even for breakfast).
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With Wings

When you think of wings and hummus, you’d automatically think the hummus would make a good dipping sauce (and it does), but these recipes actually call for it in the batter. It gives it a really thick, flavorful crust!

Jalapeno Cilantro Cauliflower Wings:

These vegan wings have a crunchy batter and savory/spicy flavor you’ll keep coming back for.
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Mango Jalapeno Cauliflower Wings:

Hummus makes a fantastic batter for these savory wings with a touch of spice.
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As an Appetizer

Coming up with creative, healthy, and yummy appetizers can be difficult. Especially when many people have dietary restrictions. Here are a few of our favorite appetizers featuring hummus.

Shamrock Hummus Bites:

These tasty bites are in the shape of a shamrock – perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
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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.

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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.

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Plant-Based Bagel Board:

Lay out your bagels and different toppings and hummus flavors so people can choose their favorite.
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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:

Spread It!

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!

PITA WRAP with garden veggies
BAGEL SANDWICH with cucumber, tomato, and egg, by @dani_nemeh

VEGAN QUESADILLA with veggies and our Jalapeño Cilantro variety, by @emilieeats

EGGPLANT TOAST with our Original dip, mushrooms, zucchini, and arugul

Bowl it!

Simple and easy nutritional bowls are a popular healthy treat, because you can throw in any tasty foods you want and enjoy all sorts of flavor combinations! This dip can liven up these satisfying meals in all sorts of ways. These are just a tiny sample of the creative bowls available check out our friends’ Instagram accounts for more!

NOURISH BOWL with hummus, black-eyed peas, sweet potato, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and avo, by @thecuttingveg

POWER BOWL with humus, salmon, buckwheat, avo, sauerkraut, and broccoli, by @berryavolicious

Bake it!

Would you ever imagine baking with hummus? Adding hummus to chocolate baked goods gives it a bittersweet/savory taste that we know you’ll love.

Add our Original Recipe Hummus to brownies or cakes for added flavor and a very wonderful crumb.

Cook it!

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.

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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:

Bread

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.

Vegetables

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

Fruit is an excellent choice when you’re considering what to eat with hummus. Apples, pears, strawberries, and firmer fruits dip well!

In Eggs

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.

Did we get them all? What are your favorite ways to eat hummus?

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!