6 Remarkably Unique Hummus Recipes

Yes, I ONLY made six. I know. I could have done better. Imagine the flavor combinations that I could’ve come up with… The possibilities are endless… Okay, let me stay on subject. Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip/spread made from garbanzo beans, also known as chick peas. They are traditionally blended with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, garlic and tahini. What the hell is tahini, you ask?

Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds. Commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes, it's a component in soups, sauces and the staple ingredient in hummus.

Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds. Commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes, it’s a component in soups, sauces and the staple ingredient in hummus.

SAVORY SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 small sweet potato, baked, peeled and cubed
– 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked chick peas (or one 15 oz can, drained)
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 2 Tbsp tahini
– juice from 1/2 lemon
– 1/4 cup warm water
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 1/2 tsp brown sugar
– 1/4 tsp ground ginger
– 1/4 tsp cinnamon
sea salt

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a drizzle of honey. Wa-La! Super easy huh?! This sweet potato hummus pairs well with carrots, bringing out their natural sweetness. Substituting the sweet potato with 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree would be equally delicious as well. Find my Pumpkin Puree Recipe here: http://wp.me/p46hiD-n

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

COOL AND CREAMY CUCUMBER DILL HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked chick peas (or one 15 oz can, drained)
– 1/2 cucumber, seeded and cubed (this is replacing the water)
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 2 Tbsp tahini
– juice from 1/2 lemon
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– handful of fresh dill, to your taste
– 1 heaping Tbsp of plain Greek yogurt
sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth and creamy. Again, how easy was that? For a light snack, this Cucumber Dill Hummus will naturally offset a few cucumber “chips”. But if you want to get dangerous, I’m betting it’ll adhere awesome with some fried pickles! MMMMM HHM!

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

SPICY PEANUT HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 and 1/2 cup cooked chick peas (or one 15 oz can, drained)
– 3 Tbsp peanut butter (this replaces the tahini)
– juice from 1/2 lemon
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 2 Tbsp olive
– 1/4 cup warm water
– 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
– 1/4 tsp chili powder
– 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Garnish with a little bit of chopped peanuts, a dusting of cayenne dash of your favorite hot sauce. Come on now! Don’t be skeerd! You knew it was going to get hot in here! That’s why this Spicy Peanut Hummus will accompany well with a couple of cooling celery sticks, pretzels and beer!

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

CILANTRO LIME HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked chick peas (or 15 oz can, drained)
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 2 Tbsp tahini
– 1 tsp lime zest
– juice from 1/2 lime
– 1/4 cup warm water
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 1/2 tsp cumin
– handful of fresh cilantro
sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. This Cilantro Lime Hummus goes great with home-made tortilla chips. It’s easy! Just brush a few flour tortillas with olive oil and lightly grill. Then slice (like a pizza) into triangle pieces. Boom. It’ll also flatter your fish tacos and nicely replace the plain ol’ sour cream, on top of your chili.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

SUN DRIED TOMATO AND BACON HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 and 1/2 cups cooked chick peas (or 15 oz can, drained)
– 3 Tbsp of sun-dried tomatoes in oil (or you can use 3 Tbsp tomato paste)
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 2 Tbsp tahini
– juice from 1/2 a lemon
– 1/4 cup warm water
– 1 garlic clove, crushed
– 2 to 3 fresh basil leaves
– 4-6 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients, EXCEPT THE BACON, in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Fold in bacon pieces, setting some aside for garnish. As J-Wiz would say: “This is a hearty, manly mans hummus.” Trust me, this is a crowd pleas-er! Kids will love it also! Top with some shredded cheddar cheese and more crumbled bacon. All you need are some crackers to enjoy this Sun Dried Tomato and Bacon Hummus.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Well, we’re down to the last one. Sad, I know. It was so electrifying to scroll down towards each hummus recipe, anticipating on what I’ve come up with next. Okay, I’m being dramatic. However, I am glad you’re still here because this means you must be enjoying yourself. And that makes me happy!

And for the last unique, non-traditional yet captivating hummus recipe…..

wait for it….

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CHOCOLATE HUMMUS

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What you’ll need:

– 1 and 1/2 cups of cooked chick peas (or 15 oz can, drained)
– 2 Tbsp tahini
– 1/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
– 4 oz of cream cheese, softened
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Contrary to the savory traditional hummus, this Chocolate-y goodness will satisfy any sweet tooth. Kids will love it too! I promise! Especially if you have a picky eater. They will NEVER EVER know that they have just eaten chick peas. And I wont tell if you wont tell. Chocolate Hummus is great for parties. Arrange with an assortment of cookies, pretzels and fresh fruit to dip with.

Thank you for enjoying my hummus recipes. I hope you love them as much as we did.

*takes a bow*

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