What is humus? Is it a dip? A meal of its own? Something you spread on a sandwich? The beauty of hummus is that it can be whatever you want it to be. You can go with a classic or add something fun to your hummus recipe and make it work with any dish you want to serve it with. When you think about it, hummus can be so versatile. The basis of creamy chickpeas already tastes good, and you can keep it like that by adding a bit of salt and lemon juice, or you can transform your hummus bowl completely by adding new flavors and exciting ingredients. Here are 10 of the most interesting hummus recipes that you should definitely try.
1. Sweet and Tangy Hummus
If you’re not a fan of garlic but still want your hummus to taste delicious and maybe even a bit sweet and tangy – try this recipe and you won’t regret it. The secret ingredient is the red pepper paste.
2. Beet Hummus
This beet hummus is not just delicious and has a very nice yet mild flavor, but it will also help you inject some color into your diet and onto your table. Who wouldn’t like a hot pink dip?
3. Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
Have you ever tried a sun dried tomato hummus? If not – you’re in for a pleasant surprise. It’s so creamy and delicious! And this particular recipe doesn’t even require any tahini.
4. Boiled Peanut Hummus
This is a truly unique take on hummus, since it doesn’t require any chickpeas at all. It’s all about peanuts in this one, yet the result is absolutely delicious. Southern recipes really are insanely good.
5. Toasted Walnut Hummus
Don’t worry, this hummus is not made entirely of walnut, it just has some toasted walnuts blended into it to give it a very interesting and unique nutty flavor. It’s great with pita or as a vegetable dip.
6. Israeli Style Hummus
This tried and true classic is a perfect thing to whip up when you’re in a rush, or just don’t want to spend a lot of time creating something new. This recipe gives you a great base and you can serve it with any toppings you like, and don’t forget a good dollop of olive oil too.
7. Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus
If you like roasted bell peppers you’ll love this hummus. It’s creamy and delicious with a distinct smoky flavor. Roasted bell peppers also add a little hint of sweetness that’s nice without being overpowering.
8. Creamy Avocado Hummus
If guacamole and hummus had a baby – it would be this. It’s the yummiest, creamiest hummus you’ll ever taste, we promise. You might think adding the avocado will make already fatty hummus taste away to heaven, but on the contrary, avocado adds a freshness to this dip.
9. Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus
This hummus recipe combines all the best flavors in it, it’s both sweet and savory, which will make you come back to it again and again, and that little spicy kick is extremely satisfying too. This hummus really does go with anything and everything, even on its own.
10. Sriracha and Carrot Hummus
Sweet and spicy this hummus is simply perfect. Fresh carrots, creamy chickpeas, a ton of sriracha for the spice and a bit of honey to add a touch of sweetness – you have no choice, you’re going to love it as soon as you try it.