Modern Twists on an Ancient Food: 19 Unconventional Hummus Recipes
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Modern Twists on an Ancient Food: 19 Unconventional Hummus Recipes

Mix up your hummus repertoire with these 19 tasty twists on the Middle Eastern staple. Whether you like things layered or prefer yours lower in carbs courtesy of cauliflower, we have you covered!

1. Avocado Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita Chips: Two of our favorite foods collide to create one bowlful of creamy goodness. (via The Comfort of Cooking)

2. Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic: Served with a garbanzo-bean-based, naturally gluten-free flatbread (socca), this hummus contains fewer beans than usual. (via Whole Pure Recipes)

3. Moroccan Spiced Carrot: A dab of harissa adds just enough smoky spiciness to this orange-hued hummus. (via Dishing Up the Dirt)

4. Vegan Refried Bean: Mmmm hmmmm! Roasted jalapeños and pinto beans are a natural pairing, creating a hummus that celebrates flavors more commonly found in Mexican cuisine. (via Funny Love)

5. Edamame Hummus: What a great way to use up shelled edamame! A splash of rice vinegar ties your tastebuds back to the sushi bar. (via The Vintage Mixer)

6. Healthier Stuffed Peppers: Stuffed with basil hummus, these Italian-inspired bites make for a great do ahead appetizer, one that’s especially great to serve if you’re entertaining known double dippers! (via She Knows)

7. Chipotle Hummus: Kick things up a notch with this cumin- and chipotle-boosted hummus. (via Life’s Ambrosia)

8. Savory Hummus Waffles: Any type of waffle makes for a terrific dinner in our book, but these savory ones are something special. The hummus goes into the batter! Top them with a tasty feta, avocado, red onion, tomato, and parsley salad for a satisfying meal. (via Dramatic Pancake)

9. Warm Caramelized Onion + Chickpea Spread: Blended in and used as garnish, sloooowly caramelized onions add terrific depth to this spread. (via An Edible Mosaic)

10. Bright Red Beets: While this may not technically be hummus, can we all agree that this beet-based blend is totally gorgeous? (via Food 52)

11. Low Carb: Don’t like the, ehem, “consequences” of eating beans? Give this “hummus” a try. It’s bean free! (via I Breathe… I’m Hungry…)

12. White Bean Hummus Soup: Don’t forget the crostinis. You’ll certainly want to have them for dipping into this creamy soup. (via Keep It Simple Foods)

13. Not So Devilish Deviled Eggs: Hummus and Greek yogurt pair up to create creamy-yet-less-calorie-laden deviled eggs. (via Back to Her Roots)

14. 3 Layer Hummus: Whether you work though this dip layer by layer or scoop all three flavors at once — roasted red pepper, plain, and jalapeño-cilantro — is up to you. It’s terrific any way. (via The Clever Carrot)

15. Ginger-Garlic Hummus: With support from soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili-garlic sauce, and ground star anise, we bet you’ve never tasted a bean spread quite like this gingery, garlic-y version. (via Bon Appétit)

16. Hummus Mashaushe (Galilean-Style Hummus): Talk about luxurious. A generous glug of olive oil and whole chickpeas adorn the top of this Thai chili-spiked hummus. (via Saveur)

17. Boiled Peanut Hummus: At first glance this might strike one as anything but unordinary, but the secret to this hummus is *gasp* peanuts! (via Bon Appétit)

18. Spicy Wasabi Grapefruit Vegetable Rolls: Use rice paper or nori to wrap up these wasabi hummus and produce-stuffed rolls that are sure to channel a springtime feel any time of year. (via Fo Reals Life)

19. Seven Layer Hummus Dip: Whip up a batch of this hummus dip chockfull of Mediterranean flavors for the ultimate throw down that’s anything but shallow. (via Domestic Fits)

Which of these out-of-the-ordinary recipes are you eager to try? Talk to us in the comments!