Hummus Recipes

Packed with good-for-you fats, hummus is a favorite go-to for quick, healthy snacks and hors d'oeuvres.

Our Favorite Healthy Hummus Recipes

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Our Favorite Healthy Hummus Recipes

This recipe collection illustrates just how versatile hummus can be. Experimenting with flavors and preparation methods isn't tricky as long as you have mastered a basic hummus, which isn't hard to do. For that reason, we'll start off with Traditional Hummus.

This Middle Eastern dip is traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil; it lends itself to several variations. Prepare and refrigerate it a day ahead; let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh parsley sprig, and serve with Spicy Baked Pita Chips.

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Quick and Healthy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This vibrant-colored hummus is a welcome addition to any table. Serve with crudités for an appetizer that won’t ruin your appetite.

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Quick and Healthy Spicy Black Bean Hummus Recipe

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Spicy Black Bean Hummus

"Wow" your guests at your next gathering with this super easy and delicious spicy black bean hummus. "I created this recipe three years ago based on a popular appetizer my friends ordered at a pizzeria in Greenville, South Carolina,” said reader and recipe developer Maureen Redmond. “I researched the ingredients and added my own variations to suit my preference for spicy flavors. I received glowing feedback from my husband and friends, and now I keep this recipe on hand for parties and tailgates."

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Quick and Healthy Soybean Hummus Recipe

Soybean Hummus

This recipe uses frozen shelled edamame in place of chickpeas. It is also good as a spread on flatbread for a wrap sandwich or as a dip with cut-up raw vegetables. Add extra flavor to the pita chips by lightly toasting them, then rubbing them with the cut side of a halved raw garlic clove.

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Quick and Healthy Cumin Curried Hummus Recipe

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Cumin Curried Hummus

The flavor of the hummus is similar to that of Indian lentil dal but is much easier to prepare. Serve with warm pita wedges.

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Quick and Healthy Baba Gha-Hummus Recipe

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Baba Gha-Hummus

"I came up with this recipe because I had an eggplant I wanted to use,” said one Cooking Light reader. “I noticed, when looking at my favorite recipes for hummus and baba ghanoush, that they were quite similar, so I combined the two, making a large amount of dip with half the work. I make this dish for parties. Leftovers are great for snacks and sandwiches (especially served in a pita with lettuce and roasted peppers)."

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Quick and Healthy Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Recipe

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

This is a great option for entertaining during a busy week. It can be made up to two days in advance; just cover and chill.

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Quick and Healthy Black Bean Hummus Recipe

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Black Bean Hummus

You can also serve with assorted crudités. Make sure you rinse the black beans to cut down on sodium.

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Quick and Healthy Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

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Red Pepper Hummus

For convenience, prepare the dip up to three days in advance and refrigerate in an airtight container. Serve with pita wedges and bell pepper strips.

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Quick and Healthy Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

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Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

"I came up with this recipe exploring ways to get more fiber in my diet,” said one Cooking Light reader. “The tomatoes give it a warm, coral-like color."

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Quick and Healthy Lemony Hummus with Spicy Whole-Wheat Pita Chips Recipe

Lemony Hummus with Spicy Whole-Wheat Pita Chips

This dish makes a wholesome accompaniment for sandwiches and salads. Keep extra pita chips stored in an airtight container for up to three days.

View Recipe: Lemony Hummus with Spicy Whole-Wheat Pita Chips

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