3 Flavors of Hummus That You Absolutely Have to Try
If you aren’t on the hummus bandwagon yet, your snack repertoire is severely lacking in variety. There is nothing in the world of food quite like hummus when it comes to adding and mixing different flavors to develop something truly unique.
Whether you’re in the mood for a little fruit fusion or feel like taking your taste buds on a trip to the Mediterranean, there are different flavors of hummus to suit even the pickiest of eaters. Hummus is also a tremendous place to get your daily vegetable fix, as nine out of 10 Americans currently aren’t eating enough vegetables each day.
If the health benefits don’t convince you, the wide array of tremendous varieties certainly will. Here are three different flavors of hummus to try that will have you coming back for more:
Lemon twist. Nothing says “summer” quite like a tangy hint of lemon, and lemon twist hummus will have you thinking you’re poolside on a hot August day. Balanced out with tahini and other herbs and spices, you’ll be shocked at how savory the lemon tastes to your palate. Here’s a bonus tip to get the most out of your lemon twist hummus — mix it with cubed or sliced chicken and add some fresh vegetables for a chicken salad recipe that is out of this world.
Spinach and artichoke. No flavor lends itself to a hummus dip recipe quite like spinach and artichoke. Everyone’s favorite bar snack, this delicious hummus spread is ideal for pizza recipes, which is one of the most popular ways to repurpose the popular superfood. You can also use your spinach and artichoke hummus to stuff inside of chicken breasts. Just stuff them before you bake the chicken off and the hummus melts into a gooey surprise that will leave your guests clamoring as to where you got the idea.
Olive tapenade. You only need two spoonfuls of hummus a day to meet your weekly bean recommendation, but you’ll find it hard to step away from this amazing flavor. Made with green and black olives, this is probably the most uniquely flavored out of all the different flavors of hummus. If you grew up in a Greek or Italian family, or just love the taste of the Mediterranean, you’ll go crazy for olive tapenade hummus.
These are just a few of the most unique flavors of hummus, but it lends itself to so many different flavor profiles that you can always make your own combinations at home. Come up with your own ideas and leave them in the comments below.