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5 Hummus Variations For Your Next Party

5 Hummus Variations

Hummus is one of the best dip options because it’s full of flavor and nutrition. Whether you’re looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite dips or just love the taste of chickpeas, there’s no denying that this Mediterranean staple has found a place in many hearts (and stomachs). If you’re looking for a new recipe to try or just curious about different ways to make hummus, look no further. This list of five delicious recipes has something for everyone.

Traditional Hummus

Ingredients: 

1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

3 tbsp tahini sauce

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 tsp cumin powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling (optional)

Paprika, for garnish (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Add all ingredients except olive oil and paprika into a food processor or blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. 
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. 
  4. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika, if desired. 
Roasted Beet Hummus

Sneak in more nutrition and have a pretty pink hummus to serve. You’ll want to roast your beets in the oven at 400°F/204°C for 60 minutes. Wrap them in foil first, so they get the perfect texture without burning on the outside. After they cool, you’ll remove the skins and chop them into chunks so you can add them to the blender with the ingredients mentioned in the traditional recipe above.  Give our roasted beet and carrot hummus a try here. 

Spicy Sweet Curry Hummus

An easy way to change traditional hummus is by adding ground turmeric, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and some freshly grated ginger. To balance the heat, add a little pure maple syrup. 

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1-inch piece of fresh ginger, grated

2 tbsp pure maple syrup

Follow the traditional hummus recipe, adding the spice blend and maple syrup to the food processor with the other ingredients. If you want an extra zing, garnish with a sprinkle of chili flakes.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Traditional hummus has garlic, but roasted garlic adds another dimension to the flavor. You’ll want to roast your garlic at 400°F/204°C for this recipe. Drizzle it with olive oil and seal it in foil, roasting for 60 minutes. The garlic will need to cool first, but once it does, you can add it right into your hummus recipe for an extra punch of flavor. 

Sweet Potato Hummus

Adding roasted sweet potatoes to your hummus is about as delicious as it gets. It’s the perfect fall appetizer for your next gathering. You’ll roast the sweet potatoes at 400°F/204°C until fork-tender, usually about an hour. The sweet potatoes will need to cool completely. Once they do, you can peel them and cut them into chunks. Pop it into the blender with the rest of the hummus ingredients and enjoy. Or give it a sweeter flavor with a hint of cinnamon and maple syrup. 

If you can’t decide which hummus to make, you can always make them all. There’s nothing like an array of healthy hummus dips to dunk fresh veggies into while gathered in good company.

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