Hummus is one of the only things on the planet that is truly worthy of being called a “superfood”. Its health benefits are endless, and the different ways to use it are just as infinite.
Hummus is a delicious spread/dip that is made of pureed chickpeas, tahini (a sesame-seed paste), and other spices like garlic and salt. It was relegated to “health foods” stores for decades until Americans finally decided that it was too scrumptious to ignore.
It’s commonly used as a dip for vegetables, but you can use it as a spread on sandwiches or in any other way you’d like. If you’re already on the hummus bandwagon and are looking for ways to spice up your daily fix, here are three easy ideas for recipes with hummus that will satisfy your hummus cravings:
1. Hummus chicken salad:
Instead of saturating your chicken in mayonnaise, consider mixing your favorite flavor of hummus with equal parts of greek yogurt. Add some chopped or pulled chicken, throw in your favorite vegetables to add an extra crunch, and experience the magic of hummus chicken salad.
2. Hummus flatbread pizza:
The best part about recipes with hummus is that hummus can be used as is or cooked. When you put it in the oven, it turns into a creamy sauce that rivals the best marinara or alfredo you have ever had. Whether you use store-bought dough or make your own, replacing typical sauce options with hummus will change the way you look at pizza.
3. Hummus deviled eggs:
These little “devils” are perfect for a family day, letting everyone at the party taste your culinary genius. They’re also brilliantly simple to make and you can use all different flavors of hummus to surprise your guests every time they pop one in their mouth.
If you’ve never tried hummus before, it’s time to enter the 21st century and experience the greatness of this delicious superfood. Find your favorite flavor and try your own recipes with hummus. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate hummus into the foods you already eat every day.