The Hummus Blogroll: 17 Easy to Make Hummus Recipes

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 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
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
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
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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margaret said...

This is a great list! I made hummus for the first time last weekend, based on a recipe from The Greens Cookbook, and it turned out so well I know I'll be making it a lot, and looking for variations.

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

I love hummus and beans in all forms--now that I know I can make beans from dry in under 90 minutes I'll be checking out even more ways to use them up! What a great list, Dan.

I also have a hummus recipe that is simple... uses peanut butter instead of tahini but doesn't have a noticeable PB taste.

Kira said...

Mmm! I'm planning on going to Deb Paquette's Zola for Nashville Restaurant Week!

Daniel said...

Margaret, thanks for the feedback--I'm glad you found it helpful.

Amanda, thanks. Here's a link to *your* hummus recipe in case other readers are interested. It looks great!

KMAYS--be sure to let me know how dinner went!


The Diva on a Diet said...

Everyone should eat more hummus! Bravo to you, Daniel for compiling this amazing list ... I don't know which one I should try first, they all sound soooo good!

And many thanks for including me, I'm honored. :)

Hedy Leibowitz Johnston said...

i think i'll have to try a few of these, thanks!
Dan, this is in the realm of hummus and is wonderful and easy too....

Jasmine @ Eat Move Write said...

Holy Cow. I love hummus. I need to bookmark this post!!!! I actually stopped by the grocery store on my way home from class tonight with for the sole purpose of buying hummus because I'm out!!! It's so addictive!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the link, Dan! :)

Anonymous said...


First off HUMMUS IS AMAZING! Thanks for all the cool recipes! I didn't think of zucchini hummus before! I think I go through a few cups of hummus a week to myself! Good thing it's good for you!

Secondly, I noticed you were in search of a good Vodka Cream Sauce. Now this one has been passed down in my family and tweaked here and there to perfection...
I make 2 batches at a time (which is TONS) and it lasts less than a week... I have a lot of hungry people that can just eat it straight for days! Let me know what you think, it's quite easy!
Great site! :)

Joanne said...

Awesome list! I love trying out new flavored hummus's. I have some strange obsession with dips and spreads for sandwiches. Thanks for featuring my recipes and for showing the world that hummus doesn't always have to be the traditional chickpea/lemon combo!

Daniel said...

Diva, thank *you* for posting that great recipe. :)

Hedy, that looks like a good one, thank you for sharing!

Mrs. Myers, thanks for the great feedback. Happy to hear it.

PetiteChef, it's like you can read my mind!! ;) Thanks so much for that vodka sauce recipe--I can't wait to try it.

Joanne, I couldn't agree more, hummus is such a flexible dish that it just cries out for interesting variations. You posted two really good examples!


Anonymous said...

Dan - this is such an awesome post! Ray and I have already tried the avocado hummus and are getting ready to try few more. I think we will never buy ready-to-eat hummus from a store!
Thank you - Leeza

Karen at the Cape said...

We made the Herbed White Bean Spread (double batch) for a recent family picnic and everyone raved about it! It was the only thing we didn't have leftovers of! (BTW, Dave did the actually making and doubled the garlic, but I had to seek out the tahini at the grocery store, which I found with the store manager's help in the oils and dressing aisle.)

Daniel said...

Karen, thanks for the feedback! I'll have to remember to double the garlic too... muahahha.

Thanks for your comment!


The Sum of All Beers said...

Here are a couple of more recipes that I concocted in my own kitchen. Sundried Tomato Hummus is always a big hit, but I had a surprise success with Tandoori Curry Hummus.

Non-traditional Hummus recipes aka crazy Chickpea Mash

Dena Lerner said...

thanks for all the great recipes, living in the middle east hummus is not a luxury but a fact of life here. Most people eat at any time of day and kids take it to school for lunch.

But none of the recipes gave any new insight of how to better serve hummus. I love eating it with felafel, fresh cooked chickpeas,parsley and a little shachug (spicy stuff)

i will have to try sun dried tomatoe hummus