10 delicious hummus recipes for entertaining

Whether you're having friends over for a Sunday barbecue, or just want some healthy snacks to keep on hand when you're feeling peckish, this chickpea-based dip is the way to go.

Originating in the Middle East in the 13th century, hummus has gained a cult following all over the world. There's something so moorish about this creamy, hearty dip, which goes perfectly atop rice crackers or vegetable sticks.

Traditionally, hummus is made by blending chickpeas, tahini paste, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices. However, you certainly are not limited to this classic recipe; here, the team at Recipes+ Magazine have shared several of their favourite variations on this iconic dip, perfect for pleasing all taste buds.

1. Coriander, lemon and chilli hummus

Add a whole new layer of flavour to your homemade hummus dip with the addition of zesty lemon, fresh coriander and red chilli to your recipe. It'll provide a lovely Asian-style twist, perfect for enjoying with rice crackers.

Coriander, lemon and chilli hummus recipe here.

2. Beetroot hummus with dukkah

The addition of beetroot adds wonderful colour and natural sweetness to the classic hummus recipe. It's even more brilliant when served with nutty pistachio dukkah and salty and tart pickles for a flavour explosion with every mouthful.

Beetroot hummus with dukkah recipe here.

3. Black bean hummus recipe

Pairing the flavours of Mexican cuisine with this traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip, adding black beans to your hummus is a great way to pack in some extra protein while satisfying your tastebuds. Serve with our avocado salsa and corn chips for a complete meal.

Get the black bean hummus recipe here.

4. Pea and feta hummus dip

Creamy, salty and chunky, the addition of sweet peas and feta cheese provides lovely flavour and texture to your classic hummus recipe. Serve it with corn chips or vegie sticks for a healthy lunchtime snack.

Feta and pea hummus recipe here.

5. Avocado hummus recipe

This delicious avocado hummus recipe puts a creamy twist on the classic chickpea dip. Serve it topped with fresh tomatoes alongside pita chips for a healthy snack.

Get this tasty avocado hummus recipe here.

6. Sun-dried tomato and zucchini hummus

Stirring through grilled zucchini and sweet and juicy sun-dried tomatoes gives your hummus a lovely flavour and texture like no other. Serve it with some pita crisps for a delicious starter when entertaining guests.

Sun-dried tomato and grilled zucchini hummus recipe here.

7. Curried hummus with craisins and apricots

We've put an Indian-style twist on the classic hummus recipe with this tasty curried chickpea dip. It's swirled with sweet dried apricots and craisins for a fun, flavoursome snack to serve alongside pappadums.

Curried hummus recipe with craisins and apricots here.

8. Garlic, caramelised onion and rosemary hummus

This beautiful caramelised onion hummus dip recipe is swirled with roasted onions, fragrant rosemary and high quality olive oil. Serve with crunchy homemade pita crisps for a healthy lunchtime snack.

Garlic, caramelised onion and rosemary hummus recipe here.

9. Spiced pumpkin hummus

Adding roasted pumpkin through your homemade hummus bulks it up and adds a lovely sweetness that is utterly moorish. We've also added some crunchy toasted almonds and fragrant spices for maximum flavour.

Spiced pumpkin and roasted almond hummus recipe here.

10. Thai red curry hummus

We've added a delicious Thai-style spice to this classic hummus recipe by using creamy coconut milk and fragrant red curry paste. Serve with cooling cucumber sticks for a healthy snack or tasty starter.

Get this Thai red curry hummus recipe here.

This article originally appeared in the October issue of Recipes+ Magazine.
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