Hummus is a permanent fixture in our fridge. We slather the stuff onto crackers, dip our carrots into it and, yes, enjoy it straight from the tub. But we hadn’t considered making it a full meal until we saw Pinterest’s latest food trend, “loaded hummus.” To recreate the dish, start with a bed of the delightful chickpea spread and pile it high with whatever fresh veggies, nuts, seeds and spices you have hanging out in your kitchen. Then, warm up some pita bread and get scooping. Here, ten vibrant lunch options with hummus at the forefront.
1. Spiced Roasted Pumpkin with Hazelnut and Hummus
Carving pumpkins is great, but have you ever roasted them with cardamom, maple syrup and hazelnuts?
2. Loaded Chimichurri Cauliflower
The cauliflower craze is still going strong. Why not couple the crunchy veggie with some creamy hummus?
3. Roasted Red Pepper and Black Bean Hummus Bowls
An inventive way to serve up Southwestern flavors.
4. Loaded Delicata Squash Hummus
Slice and roast your delicata squash and top it along with radishes, feta and micro greens on a bed of hummus. We’re calling this “autumn in a bowl”.
5. Farmers Market Hummus
These ripe heirlooms pair well with the luscious dip, but any fresh tomatoes you’ve picked from the market (or your garden, if you’d like to make us jealous) will do.
6. Loaded Buffalo Chicken Hummus Dip
Thanks to a helping of hot sauce, garlic and paprika, this spicy hummus packs a punch. Chop up some carrots and celery to cool things down.
7. Caramelized Onion Hummus with Roasted Rainbow Carrots
When you spot rainbow carrots at your grocery, now you know how to make them shine. And hey, don’t be shy with the juicy pomegranate seeds.
8. Silky Smooth White Bean Hummus
Silky tahini, toasted pine nuts, olive oil, za'atar, artichokes and parsley—yeah, we could lick this herbaceous platter with a spoon.
9. Greek Chicken Loaded Hummus Bowls
Meet the deconstructed Mediterranean wrap of our dreams. This tangy Greek-inspired dish comes together in just 30 minutes.
10. Loaded Summer Hummus
This bright and refreshing salad is the perfect counterpart to the rich spread below. Bring on the extra pita bread.