What to Eat With Hummus: 15 Delicious Ideas
You’d be hard-pressed to find a spread (or is it a dip?) more universally loved than hummus. The delicious blend of mashed chickpeas, tahini, oils, and spices is a welcome sight on any table. But, after a while, eating it the same way gets boring. How many different foods can you even eat hummus?
Well, at least 15.
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Whether it’s white or wheat, hard or soft, pita bread and hummus are always a perfect pairing.
Any crackers. Even saltines will do. However, we say opt for a basic Wheat Thin—or water crackers if you’re feeling fancy.
Love hummus but watching your weight? With just 6 calories per stalk, celery complements the healthy-but-hearty spread.
Salty-yet-sweet has never tasted so good (or been so good for you.)
Another, more indulgent, sweet option? Graham crackers. All you need is a campfire. Well, and marshmallows and chocolate—but that’s beside the point.
Bell peppers are more versatile than you probably give them credit for. Next time you have an extra laying around, slice it up and dip it in your hummus. You’re welcome.
Salsa and guac who? Skip the dip and pair your tortilla chips with healthy hummus.
Start your day right by eating a slice of whole wheat toast topped with hummus. Sprinkle on nuts, raisins, or everything bagel seasoning for extra flair.
Two chickpea-based foods are better than one. Eat your next falafel with hummus for a traditional, protein-rich dish.
Hummus and eggs are a surprising—but not entirely unpleasant—duo. You’ve got at least two options here: You can use the spread as a filling for deviled eggs or as a base for egg salad (hold the mayo).
Spread It on a Sandwich
Speaking of mayo … who needs it? Shake things up by spreading hummus instead of mayonnaise or mustard on your next sub or sandwich.
Use It Instead of Salad Dressing
Store-bought salad dressings taste good, but they’re often full of unwanted calories and preservatives. Spoon hummus over your greens for a healthy and flavorful twist on classic dressing. If you want, you can thin it out a bit with lemon juice and water.
Weird? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely. Hummus serves as a tasty and effective “glue” for your pasta salad. Toss in some veggies and seasoning, and you’ve got yourself one incredibly easy side dish.
Baked hummus is a deliciously healthy alternative to baked brie. Served warm and topped with crunchy veggies, this appetizer will quickly—so you might want to make extra.
Put It in a Smoothie
Because why wouldn’t you put hummus in a smoothie? If you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense: It’s kinda the perfect protein shake addition. For an indulgent option, use dessert hummus.
What are your favorite ways to eat hummus?