16 Amazing Hummus Recipes

Dinner Hummus with Chicken and Cauliflower Recipe
Photo: Victor Protasio

Quick and easy to make, hummus is a satisfying and versatile dip and spread. From classic Israeli Hummus with Paprika and Whole Chickpeas to Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Hummus to vivid pink Beet Hummus, there are plenty of ways to change up the standard recipe and find a new favorite. Chickpeas — and sometimes vegetables — are blended smoothly to transform into appetizers and dips, sandwich or pita spreads, part of a meze, or even a main course served with plenty of varied, colorful, and tasty garnishes. Discover these terrific hummus recipes and more.

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Israeli Hummus with Paprika and Whole Chickpeas

Israeli Hummus with Paprika and Whole Chickpeas

"Hummus is the hardest thing to get right," says legendary hummus maker Mike Solomonov. "It has to be rich, creamy, and mildly nutty." To make his hummus luxuriously smooth, he soaks the chickpeas overnight with baking soda to soften them.

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Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

Soft, sweet, and earthy, roasted beets make for a vivid pink dip that's a fun take on hummus. If you're pressed for time, use the pre-roasted beets available in many supermarket produce sections instead of roasting your own.

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Hummus with Tahini and Spicy Chickpeas

Hummus with Tahini & Spicy Chickpeas

Chef Michael Solomonov makes his signature hummus at Zahav with an unusually generous amount of tahini — something that distinguishes the hummus of his native Israel from that of other Middle Eastern countries. He tops the dish with warm chickpeas fried with jalapeño, cumin, and crushed Aleppo pepper.

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Avocado-Hummus Dip

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For a new twist on the usual hummus or guacamole, try this delicious mash-up of the two. It's great with crudités, crackers, and corn chips, or as a sandwich spread.

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Roasted Garlic and Caramelized Onion Hummus


This hummus packs a punch of flavor. You can adjust the intensity by adding more or less roasted garlic to suit your taste.

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Easy Hummus with Tahini

Easy Hummus with Tahini

Hummus can do more than cling to a carrot stick. This simple and sublime version adds nutty flavor to potato salad, eggs, and soup, and can be made and refrigerated up to five days in advance.

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Hummus with Whole Wheat Flatbreads

Hummus with Whole Wheat Flatbreads

"Kids like hummus," says legendary chef Alice Waters, "and they like to make the little flatbreads and heat them like tortillas. The whole process is irresistible, and the price is practically nonexistent."

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Dinner Hummus with Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower

Dinner Hummus with Chicken and Cauliflower Recipe
Victor Protasio

Flavored with a shawarma-inspired array of spices — cumin, smoked paprika, coriander — and sautéed with plenty of onions, buttery pine nuts, and sweet-tart currants, hummus is transformed into a fully satisfying snack-meal.

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Creamy Hummus with Sautéed Mushrooms and Poblanos

Creamy Hummus with Sautéed Mushrooms and Poblanos
© Sarah Bolla

The combination of warm portobello mushrooms and poblano peppers is marvelously savory on top of hummus made extra creamy with tahini and olive oil.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

© Kristen Stevens

Roasted sweet potato adds just a hint of sweetness to regular hummus. For a touch of heat and flavor complexity, blend in the optional cayenne pepper. This hummus keeps in the fridge for up to a month, so it's easy to keep on hand for all your dipping and spreading needs.

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Roasted Tomato-Basil Hummus

Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus
© Sarah Bolla

With familiar flavors of a classic pizza sauce, roasted peak-season tomatoes make all the difference in this hummus. Serve alongside warm pita, or spread it over a flatbread with some toppings for a unique spin on your favorite slice.

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Lemony Hummus with Roasted Fennel and Black Olives

Lemony Hummus with Roasted Fennel and Black Olives
© Sarah Bolla

What makes this hummus special is the tangy hit of lemon throughout, and how it pairs beautifully with the golden brown roasted fennel and intense flavor of sun-cured black olives.

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Green Lentil Hummus

Green Lentil Hummus
© Marie Hennechart

For his take on this ubiquitous dip, Istanbul's star chef Mehmet Gürs uses earthy green lentils instead of chickpeas but stirs in a little of hummus' classic ingredient — tahini — for nuttiness. He also likes to flavor his hummus with spices like cinnamon, or in this case, cumin.

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Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus
© Christina Holmes

Canned pumpkin dresses up classic hummus in this quick and easy recipe from Food & Wine Culinary Director at Large Justin Chapple.

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Lima Bean Hummus

Lima Bean Hummus
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

The buttery texture of lima beans makes an outstanding smooth and creamy hummus. Serve this up with some vegetables or crackers and you have the perfect party dip.

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Yakitori Morels with Fava Bean Hummus

Yakitori Morels with Fava Bean Hummus
© Abby Hocking

2006 F&W Best New Chef Mary Dumont's grilled peak-of-spring fresh morel and fiddlehead skewers are delectable atop a canvas of fava bean hummus and crowned with a pungent furikake mix of sesame seeds, bonito, and dulse.

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