Here are 5 different ways to spice up your hummus! I use my original hummus recipe as a base for these different flavors linked below.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Use three small red peppers or one regular sized red pepper. I just happened to have the small peppers on hand.
First you will want to set the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit (246 degrees Celsius) and then loosely wrap the peppers in aluminum foil.
Let them sit in the oven until they are soft and starting to brown. Check them frequently until they looked ready. You can reference the pepper in the photo above.
The peppers should cool down before you blend them into your hummus.
Can you guess that this one is my favorite? It’s super simple to prepare too!
Just add about half of an avocado to the original hummus recipe and a little bit more salt to taste. Then that’s it!
I would recommend putting this one on sandwiches or toast.
Kalamata Olive Hummus
For this one I removed the pits of kalamata olives and blended them in. Don’t over blend the olives, just enough so there are still chunks of the olives in the mixture.
I used about five olives because they pack a lot of flavor, but you can also try different types of olives too if you’d like. Even blend in a vegan tapenade. I am sure any type of olive will be equally delicious.
Pizza Hummus (Tomato and Basil)
I am calling this one pizza hummus, but really, it’s just sun dried tomatoes and fresh basil.
Use a couple of leaves of fresh basil and sun dried tomatoes from a jar. I was surprised when I had to use a good handful of them. Start with a third cup of sun dried tomatoes, then go from there.
Once again you can keep adding ingredients until you are happy with the flavor.
Lavender & Rosemary Hummus
This hummus flavor is definitely the weirdest one I came up with. I most likely will not eat this on a daily basis but it is a fun one to bring to parties.
A couple of mistakes I made that I don’t want you to make:
- Only use like 1 tsp of lavender, because he flavor is crazy strong.
- Grind the lavender before you put it in the hummus, but don’t worry about it if you don’t have a food processor.
- I didn’t use fresh rosemary and I wish I had because the flavor didn’t come through enough.
- Finally, just skip all of these steps and blend in some herbs de province. Then, call it a day.
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