4 Hummus Recipes You HAVE to Try!

4 Hummus Recipes You HAVE to Try!

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It’s undeniable, hummus is humm-azing! 

Try out some new flavors with these colorful hummus recipes!

Hummus is such a versatile and delicious food. You can use it as a dip, a dressing, part of the main course or an afternoon snack! There are so many flavors to try and it has a ton of health benefits too! Depending on the ingredients used, hummus has been shown to be a substantial source of protein, improve digestive health, and so much more! If you love hummus, try these vibrant and flavorful recipes! 


green pea hummus and carrot hummus recipes

A tablespoon of hummus a day keeps the optometrist at bay!

Truth be told, it’s not quite that simple. However, green pea hummus and carrot hummus can give your body the essential nutrients it needs to keep your eyes functioning properly! Alongside the other health benefits of hummus, these two ingredients both have a lot of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that prevent chronic diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration! Check out the easy recipes below!

green pea hummus

Green Pea Hummus

Recipe adapted by Mealfit from Serious Eats


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 pound frozen baby sweet peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set aside 1/4 cup peas for garnish. Place remaining peas, chickpeas, and olive oil in a food processor (or store in bowls and process in batches) and process until smooth puree is formed, scraping down sides as necessary, about 30 seconds total.
  2. Transfer hummus to serving bowl, sprinkle with remaining whole peas, drizzle with additional extra-virgin olive oil, and serve with crostini or pita bread.

turmeric hummus

Carrot Hummus

Recipe adapted by Mealfit from The Full Helping


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 4 large carrots, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon harissa paste
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the carrots chunks with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place them on a baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, or until tender and browning along the edges.
  2. Place the chickpeas in a food processor or high-speed blender along with the roasted carrots, olive oil, salt and pepper, harissa paste, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse a few times to break it all down. With the motor running, drizzle in 1/3-1/2 cup water. Continue blending, stopping every now and then to scrape the sides of the processor down before proceeding. If the mixture is overly thick, you can continue to drizzle in water by the tablespoon until it has a perfectly spreadable, but not runny, texture.
  3. When the hummus is perfectly smooth, transfer it to a serving dish. Serve with crackers, on toast, in a sandwich, with crudites, or however you like!

turmeric hummus and roasted beet hummus

Hey hummus, lookin' good!

Turmeric and beets have been known to have plenty of health benefits for a very long time. In fact, they are trusted components of traditional medicine in many cultural practices! Turmeric is filled with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, whereas beets are helpful to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, too! They’re both said to play a significant role in the beauty regime and promoting healthy hair, nails, and skin, but the internal health benefits are just as important as these recipes are delicious! 


turmeric hummus

Turmeric Hummus

Recipe adapted by Mealfit from Healthy Nibbles and Bits


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained 
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl to blend those few pesky chickpeas that get stuck to the sides. If you want a lighter hummus, add a tablespoon or two of water.
  2. Serve with your favorite vegetables and crackers!

beet hummus

Beet Hummus

Recipe adapted by Mealfit from Minimalist Baker


  • 1 small roasted beet
  • 1 chickpeas, drained
  • Zest and juice of ½  lemon
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, remove the stem and most of the root from your beet, and scrub and wash underwater until clean.
  2. Wrap beet in foil, drizzle on a bit of olive, wrap tightly, and roast for one hour or until a fork can be inserted without resistance. Place in a bowl to catch any draining juice and place in fridge to cool. 
  3. Once your beet is cooled, peel and quarter it. Place the pieces in a food processor and process until broken into small pieces. 
  4. Add remaining ingredients except for olive oil and blend until smooth.
  5. Drizzle in olive oil as the hummus is mixing.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more salt, lemon juice, or olive oil if needed. If it’s too thick, add a bit of water.
  7. Enjoy!

Hummus is one of those amazing superfoods that not only tastes amazing, but also has a ton of health benefits so there’s no reason to not eat it! If you’re looking to try some new and exciting flavors without straying too far from a healthy diet, these hummus recipes are perfect for you!

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