Hummus Variations (Mar. 4, 2010)

I had this amazing Spinach Artichoke Hummus from Earthfare for lunch today, along with my roasted veggies from yesterday. I was thinking, “Surely, I can make this myself.” So I started looking for recipes and came across this great list at (see below). I can’t wait to try some of these out! Guess I need to stock up on chickpeas, black beans, and squash.

“As good as ‘regular’ hummus is (made with chick peas, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini), other additions can make it even better. Here are some ideas on spicing up your favorite hummus recipe. Here are over a dozen easy hummus variations – for most of them, you just need to add the additional ingredient(s), purée, and serve.”

Hummus Variations from The Veggie Table in alphabetical order
Artichoke Hummus: Add 1 c steamed artichoke hearts
Bean Hummus: Instead of chick peas, try using another kind of beans, like black beans or fava beans
Beet Hummus: Add 1 pound cooked beets
Curried Hummus: Add 1 T curry powder
Garlic Hummus: Double or even triple the amount of garlic
Green Onion Hummus: Add 3-4 green onions
Mexican Hummus: Add ¾ c fresh cilantro, 2 jalapeños (seeded), and replace lemon juice with lime juice
Olive Hummus: Add ½ c black or green olives
Pesto Hummus: Add 1 c packed fresh basil leaves
Red Pepper Hummus: Add two peeled, roasted red peppers
Roasted Garlic Hummus: Sauté the minced garlic in a bit of oil before adding to hummus
Spinach Hummus: Add ½ c fresh spinach
Spinach & Feta Hummus: Add ½ c fresh spinach, and 2-3 ounces feta cheese
Squash Hummus: Steam or roast 2 c squash, then purée and use in place of chickpeas (adapted from Local Bounty cookbook)
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add 2-3 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

Mar. 7, 2010: From the Inside Out said…”LOL…I totally bought my food processor to make hummus!! We were thinking a like lately! :D”

Mar. 23, 2010, michelle said…”Gotta try adding flour and frying. They’re called falafals, and they’re Israel’s national snack food!! To get an idea of texture, I recommend Acropolis on Wade Hampton.” My response: “I recommend the falafels at The Pita House on Pleasantburg. Mmm!”

One response to “Hummus Variations (Mar. 4, 2010)

  1. Pingback: Q & A with Melissa…and a great tip for helping kids eat their fruits & veggies! | My Journey to Lean

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