Who doesn’t love hummus? You can spread the creamy dip on crackers, dunk fresh-cut veggies in it, spread it on toast, and more. But beware of store-bought brands that can be filled with preservatives and other less-than-desirable ingredients.
Instead, try making your own hummus recipe. It is so easy to make, delicious, and good for you. Plus, hummus can last up to a week in the refrigerator — enough time to make sure everyone gets a taste!
I recommend using natural sweeteners like raw honey, real maple syrup or organic coconut palm sugar to get the most nutrients out of these recipes. Also always substitute grass-fed dairy or goat milk, replace table salt with sea salt or kosher salt, and replace canola and vegetable oil with coconut oil or ghee.
Hummus Recipe Ideas
Here are my favorite healthy hummus recipe ideas from around the web. I like to make a different flavor each week and have it on hand, so whenever I want to reach for a snack I have something tasty and healthy to munch on!
A cross between guacamole and traditional hummus, this green version is packed with nutrients, courtesy of the avocado, and full of flavor.
Photo: Avocado Hummus / Cooking Classy
This Levantine dip veers from traditional hummus because it uses eggplant as its star ingredient. After roasting eggplants, the flesh gets pureed with the more traditional ingredients, like lemon juice and garlic, for a super healthy treat. This one is best served warm, but it will keep in the fridge for several days.
In this healthy hummus recipe, chickpeas are swapped out for black beans. The addition of lime juice, green chiles, and cumin gives this dip a little extra zest, making it a perfect appetizer for your next sports party.
Give your hummus a south-of-the-border edge with this coriander-infused version. Throw in the optional chipotle chili sauce for some extra kick; try it on your tacos or as a dip for your next Mexican night!
Photo: Cook Eat Live Vegetarian / Natalie Ward
Thanks to savory caramelized onions, this easy recipe will wow. Onions are cooked slowly in heart-healthy olive oil over medium heat until they’re perfectly sweet then added with your usual hummus ingredients. The result is a uniquely flavored hummus you’ll want to spread on everything. Don’t forget to caramelize extra onions to add to sandwiches, too!
If you’re a fan of Trader Joe’s cilantro jalapeno hummus, you’ll love this healthy copycat version. Just seven ingredients are necessary in this spicy, tasty dip!
The secret to making this hummus recipe the creamiest ever? Soaking dried chickpeas the night before. It might take a little pre-planning, but you’ll love the texture of this classic version!
Is there anywhere that kale hasn’t infiltrated? Luckily, you’ll love it in this lip-lickin’ good dip. There are no beans in this one, but it’s full of flavor — you can thank the avocado and artichokes for that. Serve it fresh; this dip will keep for about two days in the fridge.
Photo: Creamy Avocado, Artichoke, and Kale Dip / Blissful Basil
This mildly chunky hummus is perfect for carrot lovers. Roasting them first brings out carrot’s naturally sweet flavor — and the color is fun, too!
Red lentils get whipped up instead of the usual chickpeas in this Indian-inspired healthy hummus recipe. The addition of curry gives it an exotic kick you’ll love.
Photo: Curry Spiced Red-Lentil Hummus / Heather’s Dish
If you could capture the taste of your favorite everything bagel, this hummus would be it. Roasted garlic, dried onions, toasted sesame seeds, and poppy seeds will have you believing you’re biting into your favorite breakfast treat. This hummus goes great with crackers!
Photo: Everything White Bean Hummus / How Sweet It Is
Garlicky, spicy, creamy, and packed with flavor, this garam masala-based hummus has it all. The toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top add crunch and a little more flavor; don’t miss out on them!
Photo: Garam Masala Hummus With Toasted Sesame Seeds / Minimalist Baker
Loaded with garlic to keep the vampires away, this hummus’s flavors are balanced by the addition of fresh rosemary. It’s perfect to spread on toast or dip a cracker into.
14. Healthy Hummus
This healthy hummus recipe is a classic for a reason. It’s easy, uses common ingredients, and has just enough kick from cayenne to wake up your taste buds.
Traditional hummus gets an added dose of nutrients with the addition of spinach in this easy-to-make recipe. Add or subtract your favorite ingredients as needed; this is a good starter recipe.
Photo: Lemony Spinach Hummus / Running With Tweezers
This light, super-fresh hummus recipe is perfect to bring to a potluck or serve as an appetizer. Kalamata olives and feta cheese add a Greek twist that will be a crowd pleaser.
Photo: Greek Salad Hummus Dip / Yummy Mummy Kitchen
17. Mushroom Hummus
There are mushroom lovers and haters, but this recipe might be the one to turn the tide. Bellas or portabellas are first roasted to give this hummus an almost meaty flavor everyone will love.
Hot sauce, cumin, and paprika give this spicy hummus the buffalo flavor you crave, without the mess or meat! Dunk your favorite veggies in this one — celery or peppers would be delicious!
19. Pumpkin Hummus
If you thought pumpkin was only for pie, think again. Along with cinnamon, pumpkin gives this hummus a slightly sweet, perfect-for-autumn hummus, though I think you’ll enjoy this one anytime of year.
Photo: Pumpkin Hummus / Closet Cooking
This Paleo-approved hummus switches out chickpeas for roasted cauliflower. The result is a slightly nutty hummus that’ll save you about 90 calories per serving.
This could be the hummus that’ll make an eggplant fan out of any reluctant eaters out there. It lends a smoky, garlicky flavor to a well-seasoned hummus. You’ll be begging for more food to spread this dip on!
Photo: Roasted Eggplant Hummus / Dishing Up the Dirt
If you like your hummus packed with garlic, try this recipe. Roasted garlic gives a more subtle taste than fresh that you’ll love, but raw has lots of nutrition benefits so you can try it both ways!
Photo: Roasted Garlic Hummus / Cooking ala Mel
Red bell peppers are the star in this hummus recipe. Packed with vitamin C, they add extra flavor that’s not overpowered by lemon or tahini. Don’t have red bells on hand? Use whatever type of pepper is in the refrigerator instead!
Fiber-rich black beans combine with jalapeno for a spicy, nutrient-rich twist on normal hummus. Scoop this up into your favorite tortilla chips or spread on a burger bun in place of your fixins’.
Photo: Spicy Black Bean Hummus / Hungry Healthy Girl
Fans of this spicy Asian condiment will love this sriracha hummus! It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s got a kick — and is delicious!
Wonderful on a hot summer day, this lovely green hummus is packed with spinach and feta for a Mediterranean feel. And really, who could turn down that color?!
Photo: Spinach Feta Hummus / Green Valley Kitchen
Sundried tomatoes add extra gusto to this tangy hummus. Top with fresh basil leaves for added color and taste. This hummus would be great as an appetizer for an Italian night!
28. Zucchini Hummus
When you have an abundance of zucchini in your garden or local grocery store, this hummus begs to be made. Roast or grill the veggie first then puree it with the rest of your hummus ingredients — sans beans! — for an earthy flavor you’ll love.
Photo: Zucchini Hummus / Feasting at Home
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