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