Whether you’re having it as a party appetizer, a delicious snack, a spread on a sandwich, or any other way you enjoy it, hummus is totally delicious. Instead of going store-bought, try making your own hummus with creative ingredients and combos. Get started with one (or all!) of these 15 recipes from our Food Monster App!

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1. Smoked Garlic Hummus

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Creamy, garlicy, dippable deliciousness. Add this Smoked Garlic Hummus from Logan Dunn to your salads, keep fresh veggies on hand for dipping, or spread it on your pita!

2. Butternut Squash Hummus

Butternut Squash Hummus [Vegan, Gluten-Free] topped with pumpkin seeds and parsley

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In this Butternut Squash Hummus recipe from Daniela Modesto, the butternut squash takes on the role of chickpeas in a traditional hummus. The toasted squash gives the hummus a deeper flavor and vibrant color!


3. Pizza Hummus

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Saturated with umami flavor, this Pizza Hummus from Real Food Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less is like a roasted tomato puree, voluptuous “cheese” sauce, and the creamiest hummus possible all wrapped up in one spreadable, dippable package. Just a touch of red pepper flakes lend a faint, piquant bite, exactly the way a good slice ought to.


4. Creamy Avocado Hummus

Creamy Avocado Hummus [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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As a beautiful cross between guacamole and bean dip, this Creamy Avocado Hummus from Christina Bedetta makes for a delicious appetizer/snack as a dip with veggies and pita chips, and also makes a wonderful spread for a variety of sandwiches. This recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends!


5. Sweet Potato Hummus With Roasted Chickpeas

Sweet Potato Hummus With Roasted Chickpeas

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Is there anything better than hummus? Answer: yes, but the only thing better than hummus is roasted chickpeas. Combine the two with this Sweet Potato Hummus With Roasted Chickpeas from Erin Druga and BOOM: you’re in foodie heaven.

6. Moroccan-Style Hummus

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Hummus seems like one of those straightforward things that doesn’t require a recipe. Think of this Moroccan-Style Hummus from Courtney Klumper as less of a recipe and more of a guide, with a couple tips and tricks to lead you to your best hummus yet!

7. Roasted Carrot Hummus With Turmeric

Roasted Carrot Hummus with Turmeric

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Here’s a dreamy light Roasted Carrot Hummus With Turmeric from Natasha Minocha, golden hued from the carrots and turmeric, flecked with green cilantro (coriander). Spoon it on to a plate or a bowl, make little swirls, pour over some olive oil. You can add some pomegranate arils, toasted sesame, pumpkin seeds, maybe some cooked chickpeas, paprika…really anything you fancy.


8. Eggplant Hummus With Turmeric Crackers and Tomato Cilantro Crackers

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This Eggplant Hummus With Turmeric Crackers and Tomato Cilantro Crackers by Parsley Vegan is definitely at the top of our list of favorite hummus and, as an added bonus, the turmeric crackers and the tomato cilantro crackers are out of this world. This recipe is perfect to throw together before having a party.

9. Easy Avocado Hummus

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This Easy Avocado Hummus from Hayley Canning is creamy, delicious and easy to make. The perfect homemade gluten-free, vegan and healthy dip to enjoy at any time. The best part is, you can make this healthy hummus dip in less than 10 minutes!

10. Roasted Carrot Hummus

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The taste of roasted carrots takes this hummus to another level! Take it as a snack or with salads: Roasted Carrot Hummus from Amarilis Moldes!

11. Zucchini Hummus

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You won’t believe that this Zucchini Hummus from Rachel Carr is not made with garbanzo beans, which are hard to digest raw unless they are carefully sprouted. In fact this raw vegan hummus recipe is very thrifty, being made entirely of zucchini and sunflower, with just a touch of tahini and very little olive oil. It really looks and tastes like hummus, especially when garnished with spices, herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.

12. Chipotle and Pumpkin Spiced Hummus

Chipotle and Pumpkin Spiced Hummus

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This Chipotle and Pumpkin Spiced Hummus from Holly Bertone is sure to please. The smokey chipotle flavoring takes this pumpkin flavor to a whole new level. Use it as an appetizer for your autumn party, during game day, or even as a spread on your favorite sandwich!

13. Pink Beet Hummus

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This Pink Beet Hummus from Jesse Lane Lee is not only stunning but also so delicious. It is full of flavor with the same creamy texture you desire in a hummus!

14. Creamy Broccoli Hummus

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Whether you love broccoli or tolerate it, this Creamy Broccoli Hummus from Camilla Saulsbury is a winner. Easy to make, and so convenient for lunches and snacking throughout the week, it’s a recipe to celebrate both deliciousness and good health in one fell swoop.

15. Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

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This quick and easy Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus from Celeste Meredith is a wonderful combination of flavors. A take off the traditional hummus recipe, but spiced-up a bit. This tasty snack comes together in no time. It all goes into a food processor or blender and blended until smooth and creamy.

Need more hummus recipes? Check out 20 Creative and Delicious Takes on Hummus and our Hummus Archives!

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