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Beyond Chickpeas: 15 Unique Hummus Recipes!

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Hummus is the perfect companion for all of your snacking needs. From crispy pita chips to delicious crudités, hummus is a great dip and a way to brighten up anything.

Traditionally made chickpeas, hummus is often creamy and flavorful. However, there are other ingredients you can use from hummus! From beets to carrots, other vegetables add not only a beautiful color, but exciting flavor combos! We went through the Food Monster App and found 15 unique recipes that take hummus to the next level. Next time you have a get-together, whip up one of these recipes and watch it vanish in seconds.

1. Roasted Beetroot Hummus
Vegan Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Pita Chips

Healthy Roasted Beetroot Hummus served with pita chips is a delicious colorful appetizer perfect for any day! This creamy beetroot hummus is packed with nutrients.

2. Pizza Hummus
Vegan Pizza Hummus

Saturated with umami flavor, this Pizza Hummus is like a roasted tomato puree, voluptuous “cheese” sauce, and the creamiest hummus possible all wrapped up in one spreadable, dippable package. Just a touch of red pepper flakes lend a faint, piquant bite, exactly the way a good slice ought to.

3. Butternut Squash Hummus
Vegan Butternut Squash Hummus

In this recipe, the Butternut Squash takes on the role of chickpeas in a traditional hummus. The toasted squash gives the hummus a deeper flavor and vibrant color!

4. Almond Lover’s Hummus
Vegan Almond Lover's Hummus

The most intriguing part of this Almond Lover’s Hummus is the almond milk! You’ll simmer it to create a rich almond milk reduction, enhancing the dip’s creaminess and nuttiness. Serve this unique hummus with crudités and whole grain pita or pita chips as a nutrient-rich snack or party dip.

5. Spicy Chipotle Black Eyed Peas Hummus
Vegan Spicy Chipotle Black Eyed Peas Hummus

Spicy Chipotle Black Eyed Peas Hummus is a surefire way to start off any party. A fun spicy twist on classic hummus with black-eyed-peas in place of garbanzo beans! This healthy hummus packs in some spice and flavor with the addition of chipotle peppers, onion, and garlic. Smokey, creamy, and gluten-free! A perfect option for a quick snack or appetizer.

6. Warming Hummus Soup
Vegan Warming Hummus Soup

This Warming Hummus Soup has it all: rich flavor, protein and it’s also healthy. What more can you want? Try this delightful recipe!

7. Oil-Free Black Bean Hummus
Vegan Oil-Free Black Bean Hummus With Veggies

This Oil-free Black Bean Hummus with oven-baked veggies makes a great go-to for snacks, lunches, and everything in between. You only need to add some raw salad for a complete meal as the hummus already contains some veggies and good fats. It is suitable for people looking for plant-based, oil-free, and gluten-free options.

8. Eggplant Hummus
Vegan Eggplant Hummus With Turmeric Crackers and Tomato Cilantro Crackers

We are huge fans of dip here and this creamy Eggplant Hummus is definitely at the top of our list of favorites and, as an added bonus, the turmeric crackers and tomato-cilantro crackers that go with it are out of this world. This recipe is perfect to throw together before having a party.

9. Sprouted Meyer Lemon Basil Hummus 
Vegan Sprouted Meyer Lemon Basil Hummus

This Creamy Meyer Lemon Basil Hummus provides an aromatic unique version of your favorite spread. The sprouted chickpeas are blended with fresh basil and Meyer lemons and the result is a lighter, perfumed version of hummus that goes perfectly with warm weather and springtime.

10. Kimchi Hummus
Vegan Kimchi Hummus

This is a very simple Kimchi Hummus recipe that’s definitely worth a try, especially if you’re a kimchi lover! In case you’re not familiar with it, kimchi is an awesome Korean food staple made from fermented cabbage. The tangy flavor of kimchi coupled with the creaminess of chickpeas makes an amazing dip you will find yourself using for all sorts of things from perking up sandwiches to dipping veggies and chips.

11. Detox Parsley Hummus
Vegan Detox Parsley

You really can never have enough hummus recipes. Whether it’s plain, roasted red pepper, black bean, or roasted pine nuts, chances are it’s going to taste great with raw veggies or slathered on a piece of toast. In this particular Detox Parsley Hummus, parsley is the main ingredient and gives this zesty hummus a bright green color. Enjoy this hummus when you’re in need of a refreshing and detoxifying snack!

12. Sweet Pea Hummus
Vegan Sweet Pea Hummus

While at first glance this dip looks like guacamole, don’t be fooled! It’s actually a deliciously creamy Sweet Pea Hummus! Made with sweet peas, tahini, lime, chickpeas, and plenty of garlic, it’s brimming with flavor and nutrition. Whether you dip in some veggies, put it on a brown rice cake, or use it as a spread for a veggie-loaded sandwich, this hummus is a great staple.

13. Smoked Garlic Hummus
Vegan Smoked Garlic Hummus

Creamy, garlicky, dippable deliciousness, this Smoked Garlic Hummus is no joke. Add it to your salads, keep fresh veggies on hand for dipping, or spread it on your pita!

14. Beet and Walnut Hummus
Vegan Beet and Walnut Dip

The tangy and zesty-ness of orange and beet flavors pairs so lovely with the neutral walnuts. This Beet and Walnut Dip is perfect on toast, crackers, or cucumber slices!

15. Low-Fat Sweet Potato Hummus 
Vegan Low Fat Sweet Potato Hummus

If you’re looking for something fun yet healthy to serve at potlucks, barbecues, or dinner parties, this Sweet Potato Hummus is sure to be a hit. No need for the standard ranch dip and veggies or bland and oily store-bought hummus. Plus, when you make your own dips, you can control the amount of fat, salt, and spices you put in it and come up with your own perfect combo of deliciousness to dip your veggies into!

For more snack ideas to dip into, check out our Snack archivesWith the Food Monster App, you can take these recipes on the go with you. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Beet and Walnut Dip

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