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How To: Make The Best Basic Hummus Recipe You’ll Ever Need (And How To Spice Things Up!)

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Yields3 Servings
Yields3 Servings

The only hummus recipe you’ll ever need – just scroll below. It’s delicious, especially with pita bread. But this classic hummus will only get you so far. Try these alternative recipes when you feel like going on an exotic adventure.

Black-eyed Pea Hummus (Bon Appetit)

A version of hummus without its defining ingredient, chickpeas. Switching them for black eyed peas makes for a dark, earthier twist on the classic dip, with the same spice from the cayenne pepper.

Caramelised Onion Hummus (Bite)

One of the more popular alternative hummus recipes, mixing caramelised onions adds a mild crunchy sweetness to the chickpea base, transforming the flavour in the best way.

Garam Masala Hummus with Toasted Sesame Seeds (Minimalist Baker)

You have to scroll past the lengthy memoir about the author learning about hummus from her hair stylist to get to the actual recipe, but it’s worth the wait: hummus with masala spice, giving it a unique Indian flare.

Edamame Hummus (Cookie + Kate)

A Japanese twist on hummus, using soy beans. This one relies on more tahini to achieve a more hummus-y consistency and earthy flavour, but the edamame gives a soft freshness overall (plus it’s green, so your guests will assume it’s healthier.)

Gloriously Green Spinach Hummus (Kitchen Treaty)

Speaking of green hummus, here’s one with a healthy, spinach-y twist. This hummus is chickpea-based, but makes great use of what this blog has officially dubbed the best leafy green in the world, infusing the spread with vitamins and that sharp, distinctly spinach flavour.

Eggnog Dessert Hummus (Fresh Morning Blog)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the Mediterranean SEA not a creature was stirring, not even a chick PEA.

What better way to celebrate the Damascus Yuletide with eggnog hummus, which is 100 percent a thing. (Seriously, try it with raisins.)

Baharat Spiced Beef Hummus (I Will Not Eat Oysters)

Hummus has long been a staple food of vegans and generally health-conscious eaters, but now carnivores can have their hummus day too with this savoury, spicy version with seasoned ground beef. Best eaten while watching football.

Southwestern Hummus (Namely Marley)

By “southwestern”, they mean the southwestern United States, where the Wild West meets Mexico to make “Tex-Mex” food – or, in this case, “Tex-Mex-Med” because this recipe blends traditional Mediterranean hummus with salsa and chipotle seasoning. (If need be, substitute their recommended branded seasoning for another over-the-counter taco seasoning.)

Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus (A Virtual Vegan)

Turns out ordinary hummus pairs excellently with chocolate, making a savoury-sweet spread that pairs excellently with both salty pretzels and sweet cookies. (Note: You have to scroll rather far to find the actual recipe for this one.)


 1 tin of tinned chickpeas
 ½ cup of water
 2 tbsp lemon juice
 4 crushed garlic cloves
 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp tahini (soy bean paste)
 1 dash of paprika, cumin and salt



Simply blend it together! Drizzle a bit of olive oil and paprika powder on top when it's time to serve. Sea salt too, if you're feeling fancy.

This recipe uses Blenders

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