Hummus is a sure-fire favorite among those that like to dip.  It is traditionally a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dish made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and salt. However, people have gotten pretty creative these days.  Either way, it is tasty, creamy, and ideal for spreading on pittas or for dipping chips into.

Hummus is also a really healthy option with chickpeas beings packed with nutrients and protein. They are rich in folate, iron, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.  The added tahini also provides you with essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and some good fat.

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You can’t really go too far wrong with a good hummus, and there is really nothing wrong with just spreading a bit on some bread, but if you are looking for some different ideas of how to incorporate hummus into your meal, check out this list of OGP hearty hummus meals.

1.  Hummus Buckwheat Bread

Vegan Gluten-Free Hummus Buckwheat Bread topped with veggies and herbs

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This is a super easy yeast-free bread that requires no kneading.  Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and bake. Florian Nouh‘s Hummus Buckwheat Bread is delicious, doughy, and gluten-free.  The hummus gives it a great texture  Cut yourself a slice and spread some bonus hummus on it and top with fresh veggies.  The pumpkin seed garnish gives it an extra little crunch.

2.  Hummus Chickpea Burgers

Hummus Chickpea Burgers

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These Hummus Chickpea Burgers by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek take the traditional hummus recipe and give it a twist.  The burgers themselves are made from chickpeas and are flavored with smoked paprika and cumin.  The shocking pink hummus is made from chickpeas and, you guessed it, beets.  There is no tahini in this recipe, but if you can’t have hummus without tahini, there is surely room for a little improvisation.

3.  Hummus Pizza Tartlets

Hummus Pizza Tartlets [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Here we have a yeast-free and gluten-free pizza crust for these cute little Hummus Pizza Tartlets by Florian Nouh.  You can choose whatever hummus you wish for the base.  The hummus takes the place of the classic tomato sauce.  You can add any or all of your favorite pizza toppings.  These make a great appetizer or finger food at a gathering.

4.  Nourish Bowl With Beet Hummus

Nourish Bowl With Beet Hummus

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Here is another dish that opts for the pink variety of hummus!  This is actually a more traditional hummus recipe with beets added for fun, color, and nutrition.  Tiana HainesNourish Bowl With Beet Hummus combines broccoli, raw kale, fluffy quinoa, creamy avocado, and a whole medley of vibrant veg and herbs to make a meal packed with healthful goodness.

5.  Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus

Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus

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These Mini Veggie Cucumber Wraps With Avocado Hummus by Nathalie Fraise takes a traditional hummus recipe and adds avocado for fun and flavor.  This is a great recipe for this time of year when cucumbers are in abundance. These little wraps are perfect little appetizers or can make a lovely light summer’s day lunch.

6.  Baked Yam Fries With Sriracha Hummus

Baked Yam Fries with Sriracha Hummus

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This recipe for Baked Yam Fries With Sriracha Hummus by Tori Cooper also uses a traditional hummus recipe and adds sriracha sauce for a little extra kick. The yam fries are crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, and just perfect for dipping.  This is a great party food or a fun dinner.

7.  Creamy Hummus Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Creamy Hummus Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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You can choose your favorite hummus for this Creamy Hummus Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts by Caroline Doucet.  The hummus and chickpeas make this a protein-packed meal, and the roasted Brussel Sprouts make for an interesting and delicious addition. Top the dish with some vegan parmesan to finish things off.

8.  Baked Sweet Potato Stuffed With Turmeric Hummus

Baked Sweet Potato Stuffed With Turmeric Hummus

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This recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Stuffed With Turmeric Hummus by Meghna Purandare is such a simple meal and is filling and nutritious.  The hummus is based on a traditional recipe that has a teaspoon of turmeric blended into it. Take the baked sweet potato and cut in open.  Then, fill it with a generous helping of turmeric hummus, lettuce, greens, and pomegranate seeds.

9.  Eggplant Rolls Stuffed With Hummus and Glazed Carrots

Eggplant Rolls Stuffed With Hummus and Glazed Carrots

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These Eggplant Rolls Stuffed With Hummus and Glazed Carrots by Yana Chistyakova are great little bites for a party or a fun lunch.  Succulent strips of roasted eggplant are wrapped around traditional hummus and tender carrots that give just enough crunch to this tasty finger food.  It’s eggplant season, and this is a wonderfully inventive way to use them up.

10.  Hummus and Veggie-Stuffed Calzone

Hummus and Veggie-Stuffed Calzone [Vegan]

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With just an hour in the kitchen, you can make these delicious Hummus and Veggie-Stuffed Calzones by Maya Sozer.  A calzone is a kind of pizza pocket, but instead of tomato sauce, this calzone is bursting with hummus, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes.   Here, you can use your own hummus recipe.  There are certainly plenty out there.

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