Hummus Snacks are the perfect healthy snack. Top your hummus with all kinds of fun and delicious toppings for a healthier snack!
Why You’ll Love This!
Like many of you, I have set a goal to eat better this year. Preparing healthy meals isn’t that difficult but healthy snack ideas are another matter. I have found that with a little bit preparation and planning, snack time can be healthy too. Hummus snacks are easy, healthy and delicious!
What is Hummus?
Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made from cooked chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.
Healthy Hummus Snacks
Hummus is one of my favorite snacks. Sometimes I buy it from the store and sometimes I make my own at home. One of my favorite things to do though is dress up store bought hummus for a quick and easy snack. Adding a few delicious and colorful toppings to the hummus not only makes it look prettier but it tastes even better! I love the traditional hummus as well as the red pepper O Organics® hummus. I like to pick up some of the of O Organics® guacamole too and dress it up a bit.
If you prefer to make your own homemade hummus I love this recipe. Another fun flavor option is this Black Bean Hummus.
Hummus Flavor Variations
The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination! I’ve come up with some fun combinations that I really love and everything I used came from my local Albertson/Safeway.
Hummus with Honey and Almonds
My favorite, and the easiest, is to top the hummus with some sliced almonds and drizzle honey over the top. Yum!! I love the sweet and savory combo.
Sometimes I just look and see what I have in my refrigerator that would make a great hummus snacks topper.
Basil, Pine Nut and Balsamic Hummus
Another favorite is to chop up a tomato, some fresh basil, pine nuts and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Pomegranate and Feta Hummus
Another fun combination is pomegranate seeds, Feta or Gorgonzola and a sprinkle of parsley.
Red Pepper Hummus
Another simple hummus snacks is to add some chopped fresh peppers to the top of the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. A little extra color and crunch! If you want to make this from scratch, use this recipe.
For the guacamole I just add some black beans, salsa and chips! This is my favorite homemade guacamole recipe.
What to Dip Into Hummus
Use your favorite fruits or veggies with your hummus snacks:
- Baby Carrots
- Bell Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
Best Chips or Crackers for Hummus Snacks
- Tortilla Chips
- Bagel Chips
- Pita Chips or Bread
- Multi Grain Crackers
Frequently Asked Questions
Hummus snacks have a creamy texture that is similar to a light bean dip or a cream cheese dip. It has a slight garlic flavor and usually has a bit of lemon juice in it to get it a bright flavor. It is often drizzled with olive oil and has a sprinkle of paprika on it. It has a unique flavor. It is made with chickpeas or garbanzo beans but doesn’t taste like chickpeas! You have to just try it – it’s delicious!
The FDA recommends that it sit at room temperature for no longer than four hours.
After opening, hummus will last about a week. Store bought hummus will last longer than homemade hummus which lasts about 3-5 days refrigerated.
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- 8 oz hummus
Almond and Honey Hummus
- almonds sliced
- 1 tomato chopped
- 3 leaves basil sliced
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- 1 tbsp blasamic glaze
- 2 tbsp Feta or Gorgonzola Cheese
- 2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds
- fresh parsley
- 8 oz guacamole
- 2 tbsp salsa
- 2 tbsp black beans
- tortilla chips
- Top hummus or guacamole with desired toppings, eat, and enjoy!
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