New Twists on Hummus
While most classic recipes call for a chickpea base, we’re serving up flavors ranging from black-eyed peas to boiled peanuts.
Black-eyed Pea Hummus
You can find this hummus in my fridge 24/7—it takes just five minutes to make. Once you’ve done it, you’ll forget about buying those pricey small containers at the store. Instead of chickpeas, I like subbing a classic Southern ingredient, black-eyed peas, which yields a hummus that is a bit darker in color and also nuttier in taste—both of which I find to be incredibly delicious.
For the health-conscious among your guests, you can serve this alongside some cut up carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes. It’s also nice to indulge with whole-grain crackers or some warmed toasted pita bread, sliced into triangles for dipping.
Beet Hummus with Blue Cheese and Walnuts
We love creating innovative hummus recipes, and Beet Hummus with Blue Cheese and Walnuts is no exception. This beautiful, crimson-colored dip is made with chickpeas, tahini, beets and garlic.
Carrots add a pretty orange hue and subtle sweetness to this smooth and creamy hummus. Choose milder red chiles, such as New Mexico-style or guajillo dried chiles, for heat that's not overpowering.
Black Bean Hummus
With a base of black beans, this hummus pairs well with tortilla chips or your favorite Mexican entrée. Leave out the jalapeño for a more mild flavor.
Green Pea and Parsley Hummus
Smoky Field Pea Hummus
This is our new go-to summer dip. We use fresh field peas, a Southern staple, but feel free to use any legume you like.
Edamame Hummus with Homemade Chips
Add both a punch of flavor and a splash of color to your hummus with edamame. Pair with colorful, crunchy veggies or homemade Parmesan pita chips.
Mint-and-Pea Hummus on Flatbread
With a smooth texture and minty flavor, you’ll forget all about its classic chickpea cousin. And with only three ingredients, it's a perfect appetizer for party planning in a pinch.
In this recipe, use frozen shelled edamame in place of chickpeas. It is also good as a spread on flatbread for a wrap sandwich or as a dip with cut-up raw vegetables. Add extra flavor to the pita chips by lightly toasting them, then rubbing them with the cut side of a halved raw garlic clove.
Split Pea Hummus
This fun Southern twist on traditional hummus is inexpensive and tasty. Serve it as an appetizer with fresh vegetables and pita chips.
White Bean Hummus with Anchovies and Parsley
Serve this unique, homemade hummus as an appetizer for casual dinner parties. It can even be made up to 3 days ahead. Serve with fresh pita wedges and a veggie plate.
Black Bean Hummus with Queso Fresco
Try this Mexican-inspired hummus instead of queso for taco night. Top with queso fresco, onion, and cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.
Carrot Hummus with Cumin and Almonds
Try a unique twist on the classic hummus recipe. The addition of brown sugar and carrots gives Carrot Hummus with Cumin and Almonds a slightly sweet taste.
Cauliflower Hummus with Green Olives
Try a unique twist on our classic hummus recipe using cauliflower florets as the key ingredient. Before serivng, top hummus with 1 tablespoon cauliflower and olives for a beautiful presentation that's sure to impress guests.
Edamame Hummus with Miso and Sesame
Green soybeans are the key ingredient in this delicious, innovative edamame dip. Before serving, drizzle hummus with sesame oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon edamame and sesame seeds for a beautiful presentation.
Red Pepper Hummus
Roasted red peppers add both color and rich flavor to a traditional hummus of white beans, garlic and tahini. It's easy to blend everything up a food processor, then you can cover and chill the dip until you're ready to serve.
Boiled Peanut Hummus
While some season peanuts with Old Bay seasoning and star anise, simply salting the water yields a fabulous product. You can make this ahead; it keeps in the refrigerator up to five days.
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
Put a Southern spin on hummus by using black-eyed peas as the base. Serve with cornbread crackers or cheese straws, letting those Southern roots shine.
This appetizer recipe offers a holiday-style twist on the traditional Middle Eastern spread. You can find pumpkinseeds--also called pepitas--in groceries and Mexican markets. Prepare this pumpkin hummus recipe up to a day ahead, and refrigerate.
White Bean and Pumpkin Hummus with Pita Chips
This lightly sweet and smoky take on hummus is the perfect snack or a fitting starter for any autumn gathering.
Green Pea Hummus
From the Kitchen of Susan Weber, Dunwoody, Georgia.
"This easy appetizer dip is delicious in a grilled lamb pita. You can also use it as a spread for burgers or a crudité platter."