4 Ways to Create & Customize Hummus at Home

February 18, 2016 Entertaining, Quick & Easy

Hummus is perfect for weeknight snack attacks, weekend gatherings and everything in between. It's extremely easy to make, incredibly delicious and infinitely customizable. Get inspired by one of our hummus recipes, and then tweak it to make it your own.

"The next time you're craving a quick bite or hosting a party, think hummus ... "

Make an Easy Hummus Recipe You need only two things for this easy recipe: a pouch of hummus mix and a can of beans. Drain and rinse your beans, then add them to your food processor or high-speed blender. Pour in the mix and blend until the hummus reaches your desired consistency. Even a recipe this simple provides room for creativity. Play with different flavors of hummus mix and varieties of beans to make a dish that's uniquely you.

Tweak a Classic Hummus Recipe Some of our favorite hummus recipes begin with a classic hummus mix and garbanzo beans. Once you've blended those two ingredients together, try customizing it with a savory addition. We mixed in blue cheese to make this creamy hummus recipe. You could also:

  • Stir in two tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • Add one-quarter cup pesto

Any variation of this classic hummus recipe pairs well with pita chips.

Rev Up a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe Roasted red pepper hummus is a terrific complement to sliced fresh veggies. Create your signature version by combining roasted red pepper hummus mix, garbanzo beans and your choice of add-ins. This roasted red pepper hummus recipe is extra zesty, thanks to the addition of chopped peppers. You could also:

  • Mix in smoked paprika (start with a half teaspoon, then add more to taste)
  • Include a tablespoon of diced pimentos

Get Spicy With a Black Bean Hummus Recipe Flavors like cilantro and lime set black bean hummus apart. Make it at home by blending a Southwest hummus mix, a can of black beans and your choice of other ingredients. This black bean hummus recipe owes its spicy appeal to serrano chilies. You can also:

  • Stir in a tablespoon of diced jalapeños
  • Add a tablespoon of green chilies
  • Cool it down with a tablespoon or two of cheddar cheese
  • Mix in a quarter cup of minced olives

Any black bean hummus pairs well with tortilla chips.

The next time you're craving a quick bite or hosting a party, think hummus — and let your culinary creativity take over from there!