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Here are 30+ Sides that you can serve with Hummus! Classic Hummus, the yummy Middle Eastern dip, is like a chameleon – it goes with everything! Whether you’re just snacking or gearing up for a special treat, finding the right combo is the secret sauce to an epic hummus time.
If you want to try some hummus that isn’t made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), this White Bean Hummus Recipe is a great option. If you want something more flavorful than plain hummus, I have Garlic Hummus and Southwest Avocado Hummus recipes that you can give a try! These are some of my favorite ways to have hummus, so keep scrolling to discover some of your favorites!
Traditional Hummus is a simple and delicious dip. The main ingredient is chickpeas that are blended with tahini topped with a hint of garlic and lemon. You can also make some with a little added flavor, like Roasted Garlic Hummus or Red Pepper Hummus. It’s the perfect companion for pita, veggies, or whatever you fancy. Here are some of the best things to serve with your hummus dip!
And if you’re a hummus lover, you can take it up a notch and try out chocolate hummus. It’s a sweet variation of the classic dip, blending the creaminess of hummus with rich chocolate flavor. Made from chickpeas, cocoa powder, and sweeteners, it’s a healthier dessert option for dipping fruits or spreading on toast. A guilt-free and tasty treat for chocolate lovers.
What To Serve With Hummus (Over 30 Side Ideas!)
Hummus Veggie Wrap: You can’t go wrong with a wrap, add a dollop of hummus to it and it makes a healthy and tasty meal!
Pita Bread or Pita Chips: Pita bread is a classic choice. You can cut it into triangles and toast it for a warm, slightly crispy texture. Or you can fry it up and enjoy a crunchy and tasty treat. If you don’t like pita, you could also try dipping your favorite tortilla chips in this creamy dip!
Fresh Veggies: Hummus goes wonderfully with fresh vegetables like cucumber slices, carrot sticks, celery sticks, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, and snap peas. These provide a refreshing and healthy contrast and is a great way to get your veggies in, especially if you don’t like to eat raw vegetables.
Falafel: Serving hummus with falafel is a popular combination. You can dip the crispy falafel balls into the creamy hummus for a delightful contrast of textures and flavors.
Olives: Green or black olives, marinated in herbs and olive oil, complement the earthy and savory flavors of hummus.
Feta Cheese: Crumbled feta cheese adds a creamy and tangy component that pairs well with the creaminess of hummus.
Pickles: Pickles, whether dill pickles, pickled cucumbers, or pickled turnips, can provide a nice balance to the richness of hummus.
Roasted or Grilled Vegetables: Roasted Root Vegetables or grilled vegetables like eggplant, zucchini, and red peppers can be a delicious way to have hummus, especially when they’re seasoned with Middle Eastern spices.
Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or mint on top of the hummus for a burst of freshness and color.
Crackers: If you want a crunchy option, crackers will do the trick! You can get some from the grocery store or if you’re looking to try homemade crackers, you can try my Parmesan Basil Homemade Crackers.
Sliced Avocado: Creamy avocado slices add a buttery texture and a touch of richness to your hummus. You could also combine the avocado and hummus to make this fantastic Southwest Hummus recipe.
Drizzled Olive Oil and Paprika: A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika or smoked paprika can enhance the flavor of the hummus.
Grilled Meat or Chicken: If you’re looking for a heartier option, grilled chicken or lamb can be served with hummus as part of a larger meal.
Flatbreads: In addition to pita bread, you can serve this creamy spread with other types of flatbreads, like naan or lavash.
Radishes: Sliced radishes offer a crisp, peppery bite that pairs well with the creaminess of hummus.
Roasted Nuts: A small bowl of roasted almonds, pine nuts, cashews, or pistachios can add a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your hummus spread.
Sweet Potato Fries: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are a quick and easy way to get some real tasty fries! Cook them to perfection and then dip into your favorite sauce, or in this case hummus!
Sliced Fruit: Try apple slices, pear wedges, or grapes for a touch of sweetness and a refreshing balance to the hummus. This would make the PERFECT healthy snack.
Cabbage Leaves: Use large cabbage leaves as wrappers for the hummus and other fillings, creating a unique and healthy appetizer.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes: Sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated or in oil, provide a rich and tangy flavor that compliments hummus beautifully.
Hard-Boiled Eggs: Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are a quick and easy way to make boiled eggs and they’re a great source of protein to add to your hummus!
Grilled Halloumi Cheese: Grilled halloumi, a firm and salty cheese, pairs wonderfully with hummus, providing a delightful contrast of textures.
Pickled Red Onions: Pickled red onions offer a zesty and colorful component that enhances the overall flavor.
Lavender Honey Drizzle: A drizzle of lavender-infused honey can add a touch of floral sweetness to your hummus.
Roasted Garlic: Roasted Garlic in the oven creates a sweet, spreadable paste to use on your dinner rolls, in dips, pasta and more! If you’ve never Roasted Garlic, you’re in for a treat!
Focaccia Bread: Freshly baked or toasted focaccia bread, with its olive oil, rosemary, and sea salt toppings, makes an excellent partner for hummus. Adding hummus makes any bread a healthy food, right?
Artichoke Hearts: Marinated or grilled artichoke hearts add a tangy and slightly briny element that pairs well with the creaminess of hummus.
Crispy Bacon: Crumbled or whole strips of crispy bacon provide a savory and smoky contrast to the mild flavor of hummus. Ever tried cooking bacon in the oven?
Spiced Roasted Chickpeas: Roasted chickpeas with various seasonings, such as paprika, cumin, and chili powder, can add a delightful crunch and spice to your hummus platter.
Sautéed Spinach: Sautéed spinach with garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice can provide a nutritious and slightly tangy component to your hummus spread.
Oven Roasted Potatoes: Roasted mini potatoes with herbs like rosemary and thyme can offer a hearty and flavorful pairing with hummus.
In the world of hummus, the sky’s the limit for mixing and matching your favorite sides. You can make your own hummus or you can have some of your store-bought hummus, but I do hope you try some of my recipes. Whether you stick to the classics or venture into uncharted flavor territories, hummus is your trusty sidekick for culinary creativity. So, have fun experimenting and savoring the delicious combos this Middle Eastern dip brings to the table.
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