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What to Eat with Hummus

Think outside the box and get creative with your hummus!

Claire Onidi By
Claire Onidi
Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated January 11, 2023

Hummus is delicious as a creamy dip and spread, but the question of what to serve with hummus remains.

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The classic serving options of crackers, bread and carrot sticks are great, but there are plenty of ways to kick hummus into high gear.

Hummus is a rich blend of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans), garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and tahini blended into a thick puree. It’s an ancient Middle Eastern dish served for nearly 10,000 years and hasn’t lost its magic touch.

The origins of blended chickpeas and fresh hummus can be traced back to the thirteenth century in Egypt. Still, Isreal, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Lebanon claim to be hummus creators.

Traditionally, hummus is served with pita bread and veggies with falafel. But hummus can be spread on sandwiches and wraps. It has many uses, and all of them are tasty.

You can also serve hummus with lentil bowls, apple slices, and chips if you like trying something different. There are so many options, and they should be explored!

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01. Pita Bread

Fluffy, homemade pita bread is a must-have with hummus. It’s usually plain, which allows the flavors of the hummus to stand out and be the star of the show.

This six-ingredient recipe is super easy and a healthier bread option for those watching their carb intake.

You’ll need flour, active yeast, sugar, salt, water, and olive oil. Once the dough is ready, divide it into ten equal pieces, flatten it, and cook on an iron skillet.

02. Pita Chips

If you have leftover pita bread from the previous recipe, pita chips are the perfect way to use them.

Split the pitas in half, so you have two rounds. Brush each side with olive oil and season with salt and other spices according to your preferences.

Cut the pita into triangles and put them on a baking sheet. Cook until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve the pita chips with hummus, and enjoy.

03. Rice Crackers

Rice crackers are naturally gluten-free and crunchy and are far better when homemade.

They don’t overshadow the traditional hummus taste since they can be made plain, but if you want toppings, feel free to add them.

So, if you’re looking for a tasty snack with only four ingredients and 27 minutes, rice crackers are the perfect way to eat hummus.

04. Green Salad

Green salad with oranges, feta, and homemade hummus on top is a healthy food combination that’s super tasty when combined.

To make this green salad, you need eight ingredients and 10 minutes. The recipe serves between two and four people, so ensure you make the right amount.

It’s best to serve this dish immediately, but you can keep it refrigerated without the salad dressing until you are ready to eat it.

05. Vegetables

A roasted vegetable chickpea bowl with creamy hummus dressing on top is one of the delicious and healthy ways I like to spice up my meals.

It’s a Middle Eastern veggie dish that takes 40 minutes to make. Despite the time it takes, it will become a favorite hummus recipe.

Once the roasted vegetables are done, mix the hummus, hot sauce, agave nectar, lemon juice, water, and salt in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined and pour the desired amount over the vegetables.

06. Potato Chickpea Salad

This sweet potato chickpea salad is hearty, sweet, and creamy. What’s more to love?

Cut the sweet potatoes into small, bitesize pieces and bake for 40 minutes. During this time, prepare the chickpeas and maple tahini dressing.

Once the potatoes are done and cooled down, combine them all in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

If it isn’t being served immediately, it’s best to keep it in the refrigerator. Plus, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight tupperware container in the fridge.

07. Sweet Potato Latkes

Latkes are fried potato pancakes, traditionally made out of regular potato. But using sweet potatoes takes it to a whole other level.

Sweet potato latkes are great for any occasion because they’re easy and cheap to make. It takes 25 minutes to cook, and they’ll turn out crispy every time.

Peel and shred your potato to have fine pieces for the latkes. You’ll want to squeeze out the liquid from the potatoes because it can interfere with the frying process.

I like to make the potato pancakes smaller, so there are more, but you can make them whatever size you prefer.

Serve the potato pancakes with hummus dip. The creamy texture of hummus goes great with sweet potato latkes.

08. Lentil Bowl

A lentil bowl is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a bowl of sauteed lentils but topped with hummus and chili oil to spice things up.

In the 35 minutes it takes to make this recipe, you will gather the 12 ingredients for the sauteed lentil bowl and three ingredients for serving.

Then, you will boil and simmer your lentils, bring everything into a skillet, and serve with plenty of hummus and chili oil.

09. Toast

Toast with avocado and hummus is a great lunch choice and a fantastic way to eat hummus.

To make hummus toast, you’ll need bread slices of your choice, olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, avocado, hummus, arugula, basil, and cherry tomatoes.

To season them, the tomatoes and basil will be sauteed in oil with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. While that’s cooking, mix your avocado, hummus, and seasoning in a separate bowl.

Toast your bread and pile everything on top. Use the arugula to garnish.

10. Apple Slices

It may seem strange to have apples with hummus, but not when it’s paired with toast and pomegranate. In this recipe, sweet meets savory, and it’s absolutely incredible!

Spread hummus on your toasted bread of choice. The recipe recommends rye bread, but sourdough and ciabatta are also good choices.

Place the sliced apples and pomegranate seeds on the hummus and drizzle honey over everything. Other fruits like pears and persimmons work great, depending on how sweet you want them to be.

If regular chickpea hummus doesn’t interest you, substitute it for dessert hummus.

11. Tortilla Chips

Who needs store-bought tortilla chips when you can make them by hand?

The three ingredients you need are corn tortillas, oil, and salt. The corn tortillas can be whatever thickness you prefer, and the oil is for frying, so be sure to choose the right kind of oil.

To make the tortilla chips, cut the tortillas into triangles, heat up your oil, and fry for up to three minutes. Salt the chips when they are draining on a paper towel.

12. Bagel Chips

Who needs store-bought tortilla chips when you can make them by hand?

The three ingredients you need are corn tortillas, oil, and salt. The corn tortillas can be whatever thickness you prefer, and the oil is for frying, so be sure to choose the right kind of oil.

Cut the tortillas into triangles to make the tortilla chips, heat your oil, and fry for up to three minutes. Salt the chips when they are draining on a paper towel.

13. Kale Chips

If you are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan and wondering what to eat with hummus, kale chips are the perfect option.

What makes a kale chip sound is its crispiness, and these kale chips are crispy. Put your washed kale and toss it in extra virgin olive oil until each piece is coated, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

The chips are done when they feel crisp to the touch.

There are different flavor options if you want to try something different. The options are sesame, cheese, cream cheese, fajita, and ranch.

14. Tofu Scramble

Tofu scramble is a delicious and healthy alternative that tastes fantastic with hummus. It’s packed with flavor and vegan, so anyone with dietary restrictions can enjoy it.

It is a 14-ingredient dish that requires tofu, oil, nutritional yeast, tahini, seasoning spices, baby spinach, and cherry tomatoes.

It is a relatively inexpensive dish since most of these ingredients are cheap.

Add roasted bell peppers into the tofu scramble for extra veggie intake and feta cheese if you want the extra nutrients.

15. Falafel

Homemade falafel is much better than store-bought falafel, mainly because it’s fresh and done just how you like it.

Gather the dried chickpeas, chickpea flour, baking powder, garlic, onion, fresh parsley, cilantro, and spices and follow the directions carefully. It takes 25 minutes to make with only five minutes of prep time.

The recipe calls for a food processor, but a blender works just as well if you don’t have access to one.

What to Eat with Hummus

Directions


  1. Decide if you want your hummus to be a dip or topping.

  2. Choose a couple of options you’d like to try.

  3. Enjoy on your own or with friends!

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