Hummus Variations

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

Artichoke Hummus

  • Add 1 c steamed artichoke hearts

Bean Hummus

  • Instead of chickpeas, 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 hummusGarlic Hummus

Double or even triple the amount of garlic

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • Sauté the garlic in a bit of oil before adding to hummus


Green Onion Hummus

  • Add 3-4 green onions

Mexican Hummus

  • Add ¾ c fresh cilantro
  • Add 2 jalapeños, seeded
  • Replace lemon juice with lime juice

Olive Hummus

  • Add ½ c black or green olives

Pesto Hummus

  • Add 1 c packed fresh basil leaves

Raw hummusRaw Hummus

  • Use sprouted chickpeas

Red Pepper Hummus

  • Add two roasted red peppers

Spinach Hummus

  • Add ½ c fresh spinach

Spinach & Feta Hummus

  • Add ½ c fresh spinach
  • Add 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

Hummus with truffle oilTruffled Hummus

  • You could just add some truffle oil, but some other changes to the basic recipe make it even better: truffled hummus