Hummus is probably one of the best known Middle Eastern foods, due to its popularity worldwide. This chickpea-based dip can be found in most grocery stores in North America and on many non-Middle Eastern restaurant menus. Hummus is perfect for enjoying as an appetizer with pita wedges, crackers, tortilla chips, or vegetable sticks. You can also use it as a flavorful condiment for sandwiches and wraps. Also, you can even freeze leftover hummus. Here are some excellent hummus recipes that have a variety of ingredients to make traditional Middle Eastern hummus even more enticing.
Classic Hummus With Tahini
Want to make the traditional hummus that’s been popular for centuries? Here’s the ultimate classic recipe for this Middle Eastern dip, which includes tahini (sesame paste). Tahini gives hummus its characteristic nuttiness, fattiness, and slightly bitter flavor. Don’t be tempted to skip it in this recipe.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
The sweetness and smokiness of roasted red peppers make a fantastic way to kick up the flavor of the traditional hummus recipe a notch. This easy hummus recipe that’s made in a food processor uses store-bought or homemade roasted red peppers to add extra flavor.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Sun-dried tomato hummus is super easy to make, and a great way to add variety to your appetizer table at parties and cookouts. Just a handful of ingredients go into this easy hummus dip recipe you can whip up in minutes in your food processor.
This cauliflower hummus is a low-carb and keto-friendly twist on a traditional hummus made with chickpeas. Cauliflower lends a lighter mouthfeel, while the tahini and olive oil still give it that classic silkiness. Paprika and cumin lend it a smoky quality that complements the sweetness of pan-fried or roasted cauliflower. Use it as a dip or low-fat spread on your favorite sandwiches, pitas, or even on ciabatta. It’s perfect for your next potluck, party, or Tuesday night dinner.
Kalamata Olive Hummus
The savory, salty taste of Kalamata olives adds something special to this simple hummus recipe. Olives are the perfect ingredient to add to hummus. The flavors of this kalamata olive hummus recipe really compliment each other, making a delicious variation of traditional Middle Eastern hummus. Serve this tasty dip at buffet parties, alongside a tray of pita bread triangles, pita chips, crackers, or raw vegetables.
Peanut Butter Hummus
Peanut butter hummus is a fun and unexpected appetizer that kids and adults alike will love. Packed with yummy flavor and high in protein, peanut butter hummus is great for vegetarians and peanut butter lovers.
Hummus is perfect for enjoying as an appetizer with pita wedges, crackers, tortilla chips, or vegetable sticks. You can also use it as a flavorful condiment for sandwiches and wraps. Also, you can even freeze leftover hummus. When making your own hummus at home, you’ll want to keep your own taste buds in mind. Part of the fun of making hummus is that it’s a versatile recipe, that you can adjust easily to suit your own culinary preferences.