Things To Do With Hummus – Other Than Dip

When you think of hummus, you usually think of the delicious garlic dip that goes well with pita chips, fruit, and nearly every other thing you can dip. However, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate the treat into your daily cooking. Get creative for your next online culinary course assignment with some of these hummus dishes.

Breakfast Sandwiches: What’s better on a busy morning than a quick breakfast sandwich that you can take on the go? Rather than your typical bacon, egg and cheese combo, try opting for something a little lighter. Fry up an egg and put it on an English muffin, topped with some hummus and a few leaves of spinach.

Garbanzo Bean Soup: Why use hummus as your side dish when it can be the main attraction? This dish is basically hummus in soup form, complete with a refreshing lemon flavor. This hearty soup is simple and quick to prepare, making it perfect for a weekday night.

Hummus Sushi: OK, so this isn’t authentic sushi, but rolling your ingredients is a great alternative way to serve your meals. Vegan and gluten-free, this “sushi” recipe is made with hummus, mango salsa, sprouts and corn, and rolled with collard greens. This is a perfect appetizer for a party or a quick snack to pack with your lunch.

Hummus-Crusted Chicken: Are you ever not looking for a new way to prepare your chicken? This hummus-crusted chicken only takes seven ingredients and has the perfect amount of spice to keep it interesting. Serve alongside a Greek salad or some quinoa to keep the whole meal light.

Hummus Burgers: This recipe will leave you wondering why you never thought to put hummus in your burger before. That’s right – in, not on. Mix it in with your ground beef, and top the burger with some spicy mayonnaise and caramelized onion. Give it a gourmet feel by serving it on an artisanal bun, rather than white buns from the supermarket.

Hummus Pizza: If you can put it on a burger, you can put it on a pizza, right? This is for an evening when you’re feeling pretty daring, as it does take a while to prepare and bake. But the labor is worth it. Keep the regional vibe going by topping your pizza with red peppers, zucchini, goat cheese, kalamata olives and basil.

Stuffed Peppers: This is another recipe that’ll have you asking why you’d never thought of it before. Stuffed peppers is an incredibly versatile dish, as you can stuff them with just about anything. This recipe is completely vegan, consisting of only peppers, rice, hummus, walnut, parsley and red pepper flakes.

Garlic Broccoli: This side dish is perfect for those of you with picky kids who won’t eat their veggies unless they’re covered in cheese. Rather than coating broccoli with cheese, try serving it mixed with garlic hummus. It’s a healthy alternative, but it still covers up that “green” taste.

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