Some goods foods to eat with hummus are crunchy vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumbers and peppers. Other tasty choices include pita chips, pretzels and crackers. Hummus also works as a spread on sandwiches.
Hummus is made from a combination of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and desired spices such as garlic, paprika, red pepper or parsley. It's often used as a healthy condiment option because of its creamy texture. For example, cooks can use hummus instead of mayonnaise in most deviled eggs recipes. Hummus can replace sour cream on baked potatoes and tacos and in dips. Instead of mayo, the health-conscious can spread hummus on chicken wraps and sandwiches. Hummus also works as a cream cheese replacement on bagels.
Another creative hummus recipe is hummus pizza. In this dish, hummus is spread over a whole-wheat tortilla as a base, and then toppings such as feta cheese, olives, chicken, diced tomatoes and cucumber are added for a Greek-inspired pizza.
Several dip and sauce recipes use hummus in combination with other ingredients. Equal parts hummus and mashed avocado create a Mexican-Mediterranean fused dip. Hummus can be used with pasta by simply combining a dollop with a few table spoons of Greek yogurt for a low-calorie Alfredo sauce.