Do you love the thought of hummus but have absolutely no clue what to eat with it? I’m here to help! Hummus is one of my absolute favorite foods. Whether I’m eating it as a dip or even on a salad, I think that it’s incredibly delicious, and so filling! Here I provide you with more than 25 ideas of what to eat with hummus!
The most common things to pair with hummus are chips, crackers, and veggies, but there are so many other tasty options. Hummus also goes well on a salad or even spread onto a sandwich. With this addition, you won’t even need dressing or condiments. The hummus will give you just the right amount of flavor! It’s not just a snack!
There are so many different flavors of hummus available now. From the classic hummus to garlic, roasted red pepper, and even chocolate hummus! You can use these pairings with most any type of hummus flavor.
If you’re looking for some delicious and healthy ways to eat hummus, look no further! In this post, we will discuss 25 different recipes that will show you how versatile hummus can be. You can enjoy hummus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – it’s a great addition to any meal. Whether you’re looking for something savory or sweet, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get dipping, spreading, and munching!
What Does Hummus Taste Like?
There are so many flavors of hummus available now that it’s difficult to describe how it tastes in just a few words. Let’s start by talking about where it came from. It originated in the Middle East. The texture is thick, creamy, and spreadable. The ingredients generally include ground-up chickpeas with olive oil, tahini, garlic, and added flavors.
Hummus also often contains sesame and lemon juice. Some added flavors are spicy (red pepper or jalapeno), some are just flavorful (such as garlic or original), and some are even sweet (brownie batter or cookie dough hummus!).
If I had to describe the taste in three words, I would describe it as tangy, garlicky, and savory. It has a taste so delicious that it will melt in your mouth. On top of the taste, it is also very nutritious. It is full of Vitamin B, Fiber, Iron, and many other minerals and nutrients. It is a heart-healthy food, has anti-inflammatory properties, and even helps with your blood sugar.
Things to Eat with Hummus
- Salads – Hummus coats the vegetables in the salad so well that you won’t even need salad dressing.
- Sandwiches – The creamy texture makes it spreadable, and it will add flavor to your favorite sandwich toppings, like with this Mediterranean veggie sandwich.
- Chips – Pita chips are a popular choice to go with hummus, but try it with any of your favorite chips.
- Wraps – Hummus makes a tasty protein substitute in a wrap.
- Pretzels – These salty twists pair perfectly with garlicky hummus.
- Rice Cakes – These give you a tasty crunch, and you won’t feel guilty about eating them.
- Apple Slices – These sweet, crunchy slices pair surprisingly well with traditional hummus.
- Soup – Adding hummus to a pot of soup will give it a creamy texture.
What Veggies to Eat With Hummus
Vegetables are one of my favorite things to dip into hummus. The raw veggies give you the crunch that you want with a dip while also packing in some nutrients.
- Carrot Sticks
- Snap Peas
- Sweet Potato
What Crackers Go With Hummus
Crackers are very tasty with hummus. They give you the saltiness and crunch that you want to pair with a dip, and they come in a variety of types and flavors. They also make a great addition to an appetizer tray. Just put the hummus in the middle and surround it with a variety of crackers. You can also bake your own crackers, tortilla chips, or flatbread to give your hummus a homemade and fresh pairing!
- Pita Bread
- Tortilla Chips
- Wheat Thins
- Pretzel Crackers
- Entertainment Crackers
- Club Crackers
- Graham Crackers with Dessert Hummus
How to Eat Hummus for Breakfast
Tofu Scramble is a delicious way to enjoy your hummus for breakfast. Just scramble together tofu, nutritional yeast, hummus, and spices of your choice. You’ll have a fluffy scramble that is not only tasty but will also keep you full until lunch.
Hummus Toast is another way to have your hummus for breakfast. Just spread it on top like you would any other topping. You can even top it with some veggies, chia seeds, or even add a few slices of avocado.
If you want a nutritious and protein-packed breakfast, try making a hummus bowl. Mix together tofu scramble, hummus, spinach, broccoli, avocado, or any other add-ins of your choice. You can even top it off with a spoonful of salsa.
A Hummus Breakfast Wrap is another tasty, filling breakfast option. Include things like tofu scramble, spinach, and vegan cheese with your hummus in a wrap. This is great to pre-make and enjoy on the go.
How To Serve Hummus At A Party
Hummus makes a great centerpiece for an appetizer tray. You can surround it with a variety of crackers, vegetables, and chips. You can also take pita pillows that have already been stuffed with hummus. Any of these options can be enjoyed as finger foods.
Did you know that hummus can also be a dessert? You can make vegan chocolate hummus, cookie dough hummus, and even snickerdoodle hummus. This is a great, healthy option if you are asked to bring a dessert to a party. Make this hummus the center of your tray and surround it with strawberries, apples, and graham crackers for dipping.
Hummus also makes a great addition to a pickle and olive board. The Mediterranean flavors in the hummus really stand out when paired with olives.
If platters aren’t your thing, you can opt for veggie cups. Just use small clear cups and start with a scoop of hummus at the bottom of each cup. Then slice carrots and celery (or any of your other favorite vegetables) and stick them on top. Add a sprinkling of salt and pepper. These are a great grab-and-go option.
What Goes With Hummus For Dinner
Hummus makes a great, healthy, filling addition to any dinner dish. I’ll share a few of my favorites.
- Tacos – Spread your hummus on a tortilla with your favorite taco toppings.
- Salads – Add a dollop of hummus to your salads. It will cling to the vegetables and add so much flavor that you won’t need any dressing.
- Veggie Burgers – Spread hummus on like you would any other spreadable condiment and top with lettuce and tomato.
- Tofu Bowl – Combine tofu, rice, hummus, sauteed bell peppers, and any other of your favorite veggies for a tasty, nutritious dinner.
- Sandwiches – spread hummus onto the bread like you would any other condiment. It gives your sandwich added flavor and protein.
- Soups – Add a few scoops of hummus into any of your favorite soup recipes for some added creaminess. It can be used in place of any dairy products that the recipe may call for.
- Pasta – Believe it or not, hummus tastes delicious tossed into pasta in place of your usual sauce, and it gives you some extra protein.
- Hummus Flatbreads – top your flatbread with hummus, olives, and tomatoes. Serve with a Greek salad, and you have a complete meal.
- Sauteed Veggies & Hummus – Hummus doesn’t have to be a dip or spread, it can also be enjoyed with a spoon. Saute some veggies (spinach, mushrooms, etc.), and put them on top of your hummus.
- Hummus & Falafels – Falafels are essentially fried chickpeas, which are also what hummus is made of. Enjoy these together for a tangy, filling dinner.
What To Eat With Hummus – Low-Carb Options
There are several low-carb options that you can pair with your hummus.
- Celery Sticks – These have a much lower carb content than your typical hummus pairing of chips and crackers, and you will still get the crunch that you want (not to mention all of the added antioxidants!)
- Apples – These are great when you want something a little sweeter to go with your hummus.
- Steamed Broccoli– Steaming the broccoli eliminates some of the bitterness, making steamed broccoli a tasty, low-carb pairing with hummus
- Cucumbers – These are refreshing and taste great with hummus – you can even sandwich them with hummus in the middle
- Bell Peppers – These are crunchy and zesty, making them a great, low-carb option for dipping in hummus.
- Cherry Tomatoes – These juicy tomatoes are packed with flavor on their own, making them a tasty pairing with traditional hummus
- Cauliflower – This veggie is very versatile – you can mash it with hummus, steam it and dip with hummus, or dip it when it is raw.
How Long Can Hummus Sit Out?
Because hummus is made from fresh foods, it does have an expiration date. If it is at room temperature, it can sit out for only 4 hours before going bad. Any longer than that, and you risk getting food poisoning – no one wants that! In the fridge, it will last for 3-5 days once it has been opened.
Unopened hummus will last until its printed expiration date. If you are not ready to eat your hummus yet but don’t want it to go bad, you can also store it in the freezer. Just place it in a sealed container, and it will last for up to 6 months! Thaw it overnight in the fridge before enjoying it.
Some stores do sell shelf hummus, meaning that it is meant to be kept at room temperature. This kind of hummus does tend to last a little longer if it is kept sealed. Just be sure to check the expiration date on the jar.
How To Tell If Hummus Is Bad
The most obvious ways to tell that your hummus is no longer good are the smell and the taste. Try smelling it first (no one wants to taste something that might be bad). If it smells sour, it has gone bad. If you still can’t tell, try a little taste. If it tastes any different from the way that it did when it was fresh, it has gone bad.
Hummus also starts to change colors when it is going bad. If it is starting to darken in areas, it is going bad. Another clear sign that your hummus has gone bad is mold. This will be an obvious black or white spot(s) when you look at the hummus. If you see mold, throw the hummus away. Hummus also separates over time. If the oil has come up to the surface, the hummus has gone bad.
Do you have a favorite food that you like to pair with hummus? Be sure to let me know what it is! I always love trying new pairings with hummus.