Oh, hummus. We can’t find the proper words to capture our love for thee. You’re creamy, you’re velvety, you’re healthy, you double as a dip and spread. Not many snacks can rival such versatility and texture. You’re simply perfect.
Okay, so perfect may be an exaggeration for any food (other than peanut butter or cheese, of course), but hummus is pretty damn great. What also makes it great? Its ability to adapt to outside flavors (chips, vegetables, bread, etc.) and become enhanced with unusual ingredients like sweet potato, pistachios, and chocolate chips. Yes, you read that correctly. Even chocolate chips can make your standard, everyday hummus taste better than before.
We’ve rounded up 11 hummus recipes featuring bizarre, albeit delicious alterations to the timeless classic. Scroll down, embrace the weirdness, and check them out for yourself.
Cool Ranch Doritos Hummus
This is a really dangerous snack to make if you participate in certain late-night, weekend activities. Try dunking an actual Cool Ranch Dorito for an experience that’ll get your tastebuds high. So meta. Get the recipe.
Cauliflower rice gets all of the love, but it’s cauliflower hummus that deserves a dip. Sure, it may be counterproductive if you go with a cracker, but we promise it’s worth the splurge in carbohydrates. Get the recipe.
Vegan Beet Hummus
Cheesy Margarita Pizza Hummus
Is it hummus if it’s made from cannellini beans? Maybe not, but if it’s also topped with roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, basil, and gooey melted mozzarella (à la pizza!), it’s definitely delicious. Get the recipe.
Frankly, we just need an excuse to make anything buffalo-style. Why not add it to one of our favorite foods for a spicy surprise? Top this with bleu cheese for an extra (and necessary) indulgence. Get the recipe.
Spicy Salsa Hummus
Thai Peanut Hummus
Sweet Potato and Turmeric Hummus
Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus