There's nothing better than a delicious hummus platter, surrounded by fresh veggies or homemade pita. Hummus is a highly flexible food--it can serve as either a side dish or a full meal, and it's surprisingly easy and inexpensive to make at home.
Today I'll share with you my own personal list of seventeen (seventeen!) easy hummus recipes. There is every kind of hummus you can imagine here: spicy hummus, sun-dried tomato hummus, carrot hummus, a black bean-based hummus, and many other delicious variations on traditional hummus.
As with my other recipe blogrolls, my goal is to bring order to the hummus universe, and you can be assured that the recipes below are easy to make and contain reasonably easy-to-find ingredients.
I hope you find this post useful, but more importantly, I hope you eat more hummus! Enjoy.
Spicy Three Pepper Hummus at Allrecipes
One of the key textbook variations on hummus. This recipe is particularly easy.
Chipotle Hummus at Coconut and Lime
An easy recipe combining the comfort of hummus with the fun of smoky hot chipotle spiciness. Delicious!
Sweet Potato Hummus from Restaurant Zola in Nashville, TN
Chef-owner Debra Paquette shares this killer recipe, courtesy of an interview with MSNBC.com. Hint: I'd consider the ground pistachio nuts garnish an optional ingredient.
Shiny Happy Carrot Hummus at FatFree Vegan Kitchen
A light variation on hummus made with carrots and some interesting spices.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus at Pinch My Salt
Possibly the best variation on hummus that there is. I particularly like this blog's suggestion to add optional cayenne pepper.
Lemon Ginger Hummus at 28 Cooks
Ginger provides a fascinating new dimension to this recipe. Particularly like the inclusion of both lemon juice and lemon zest in this recipe.
Thai Basil Hummus at 28 Cooks
A brilliant variation on hummus, with peanut butter and lime juice. One suggested edit: if you don't have peanut oil at home, regular olive oil will suffice.
Curry Pumpkin Hummus at Eats Well With Others
The unusual pumpkin flavoring and electric yellow color will convince any hummus-disliker to reconsider.
Lemon Walnut Hummus at GroupRecipes.com
Another classic hummus variation is to include pureed nuts, either in place of or in addition to the chickpeas. This one, with toasted walnuts, sounds amazing.
Avocado Hummus at Imagelicious
Here's a brilliant hummus variation I wish I'd thought of myself--it lets you increase or decrease the avocado/chickpea ratio depending on your preference.
Black Bean Hummus at Allrecipes
Who says you need chick peas to make hummus? Allrecipes shows us an easy variation on traditional hummus.
Cilantro-Jalapeno Hummus at Eats Well With Others
A delicious and colorful take on plain hummus. Those of you who might be genetically unable to enjoy cilantro are encouraged to replace it with basil.
Roasted Garlic Hummus at Andrea's Recipes
Roasted garlic makes this hummus recipe stand apart with signature smoky flavor.
Spinach Hummus at VegWeb.com
Do you love hummus but hate the beany-ness of chickpeas? Then this recipe is for you. It's got a similar texture and taste to regular hummus but you won't find a single chickpea here.
Herbed White Bean Spread at Beach Eats
A delicious variation on the traditional recipe with fresh parsley and cumin spicing.
Bessara--Moroccan Fava Bean Dip at About.com
Hummus fans will love this Morrocan recipe made from fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and spices. Easy and delicious!
Zucchini Hummus at ReTorte
Another simple hummus recipe that substitutes zucchinis for chickpeas to create a great hummus with a lighter texture. Again, consider the cilantro an optional ingredient.
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