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.
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.
If you like hummus snacks, try these other delicious recipes:
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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!