5 Life-Changing Hummus Recipes

Hummus is a dip made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It is a simple dip that can be served with pita chips, veggies, or incorporated into main dishes. While many hummus recipes are made with chickpeas, there are so many variations to the dip that you can make. Instead of a chickpea base you can use beets, butternut squash, or even kale. When you try these five recipes your life will be changed forever.

Beet Hummus

This is a delicious dip served at room temperature with pita bread; it is simple to prepare; the taste can be adjusted a bit (more or less lemon or garlic or tahini) according to taste." — Joumana Accad

For the Beet Hummus recipe, click here.

Butternut Hummus

With the traditional flavors of hummus — tahini, garlic, and lemon juice — this butternut squash hummus is familiar in flavor, but surprisingly sweet and creamy. — Whole Foods

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Herbed Hummus

Hummus is a healthy and delicious snack, and this recipe gives it a boost of flavor with tahini paste, cumin, and fresh cilantro. — True Food Cookbook

For the Herbed Hummus recipe, click here.

Orange Lentil Hummus

This is a simple recipe that uses lentils instead of chickpeas. The best part is that the lentils don't need to be soaked overnight to make this recipe.

For the Orange Lentil Hummus recipe, click here.

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus

If you're looking for a creative way to use super-nutritious kale, try making a hummus-style dip out of it. It's a beautiful bright green and is loaded with garlic and tahini flavor.

For the Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus recipe, click here.