8 Unique Hummus Flavors

Fun Hummus Flavors & Variations – 8 Crazy Ways!

8 Different Flavors of Hummus from Simple to Spicy to Sweet

Try one of these unique hummus flavors for a fun twist on the classic dip! I’ve got 8 different flavors of hummus to share—from savory to sweet to spicy. Plus, I’ll share some tips for making endless hummus variations all your own!

It’s tough to beat the classic homemade hummus recipe, in all of its creamy, savory, dippable glory. Easy to make, nutritious and protein-packed, and delicious on just about anything! But, we can jazz up that classic recipe by creating NEW hummus flavors entirely.

Add in some fresh herbs, incorporate some pizza-licious flavors, sneak in some cooked veggies, give it a spicy kick with jalapeno, make it sweet with a bit of jam or chocolate—there are tons of different flavors of hummus to explore! I’ll share these recipes and more in the post below.

Read on for tips about making hummus flavors of your own, and check out my Crazy Hummus Flavors video to see how it’s done!

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Basic Hummus Ingredients

Traditionally, hummus is known as a Mediterranean dip or spread, made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. Often, some kind of liquid element is also helpful to aid in the blending process and adjust the texture. You can use regular water for this, or I like to add extra flavor by reserving some of the chickpea water from my canned chickpeas before draining them!

Now, there are many variations out there on this classic base recipe, and you will find some entirely unique hummus flavors throughout this post. So, here’s my full disclosure: some of these recipes would be considered “bean dips” rather than a true, traditional hummus.

Some recipes use chickpeas and other beans, in some recipes you can omit the chickpeas altogether, other recipes leave out the tahini. This flexibility is what gives us a variety of hummus flavors to enjoy! Just keep in mind, I’m using the term “hummus” more broadly.

Tips for Different Flavors of Hummus

Understanding the basics of a homemade hummus recipe, it’s simple to create different flavors of hummus and switch things up from time to time! The adjustments can be big or small—from changing the type of bean you use as a base, to just a simple swap of seasoning. Here are some basic tips to explore:

Switch up the beans.

Chickpeas are the classic hummus base ingredient, but you make other “bean dips,” too! Try using chickpeas and another type of bean together, or ditch the chickpeas altogether and try something new entirely. Black beans, white beans, edamame hummus—there are tons of options that can add fresh flavors and new nutrients into your dips.

In terms of preparing your beans, go with whatever you prefer. If you’re into cooking dry beans at home, in your slow cooker, or in your pressure cooker, go for it! Personally, I keep things simple with canned beans for convenience, and my homemade hummus always turns out delicious. You do you!

Blend in a new veggie.

As you’ll see in my hummus flavors below, several recipes include cooked veggies like roasted cauliflower, beets, or sweet potato. These may seem like unexpected additions, but they blend up easily once cooked, they can add nice flavor and/or color to the dip, and they load in some sneaky nutrients!

Explore whatever sorts of veggies that you like. Butternut squash, caramelized onions, roasted carrots—get creative with the flavors YOU enjoy! Think about how it tastes, how it might need to be cooked, and what can soften up enough to blend into a dip.

Think sweet and spicy.

If you’re an outside-the-box kind of eater, don’t limit yourself to the savory hummus flavor profile! You can take your hummus on the spicy route, on the sweet route, or anywhere in between

For the spicy lovers, incorporate the zesty flavorings you enjoy like jalapeno, red pepper, or even habanero peppers. For the sweet tooths, try additions like cocoa powder, maple syrup, fruit jam or dried fruit. Or, get weirder in the middle ground with additions like nut butter, soy sauce—anything that sounds tasty to you!

Add simple flavorings & seasonings.

For those who prefer a classic hummus in all of its glory, you can still preserve the flavor you love while adding a bit of variety from time to time. Go heavier on the garlic or try roasted garlic, add in a bit of a mustard you like, toss in some fresh herbs—you can keep it savory and give it a bit of a twist!

Don’t like it? Omit or replace it!

This is essential to keep in mind as you explore the different flavors of hummus I’ve shared below! With any of my recipes, if there’s a particular ingredient or seasoning that you don’t like, feel free to omit it from the recipe or replace it with something else. Not a fan of tahini? Nix it. Don’t like cashew butter? Use any nut or seed butter you enjoy.

The beauty of these hummus flavors and hummus in general is that there’s no ‘wrong’ way to do it! Just think about flavors that you enjoy, and then blend them all up into your ultimate dip.

Healthy HUMMUS Recipes – 8 Crazy Flavors!

How to Make Hummus Flavors

Below, you’ll find 8 unique hummus flavors that you can try, and feel free to customize them however you like! Switch up the beans, adjust some of the flavorings and seasonings—whatever suits you. I’ve included all 5 of the recipes from the video above, as well as the 3 BONUS recipes I mentioned. (Get all of the recipes in one place by downloading that FREE recipe eBook!)

The beauty of all of these different hummus flavors is that they’re all equally easy to make! For a few recipes, you may need to prep or cook a specific ingredient first so it’s in a blend-able state. But for the most part, it’s as simple as toss everything in the food processor (or high-powered blender) and let it rip!

Also, keep in mind that some recipes have mix-ins that are best added after blending, so they retain their texture. If you’re swirling in some yogurt, or stirring in something like dried fruit or nuts, wait to add until you’ve got the base of your homemade hummus blended. And of course, add any toppings at the end, too. Once it’s ready, serve with your favorite dippers and enjoy!

Green Goddess Hummus Recipe

Green Goddess Hummus Recipe

Talk about herbaceous! Fresh herbs make everything better, and I love them paired with a generous helping of garlic, some green onion, and a hint of lime. This is my favorite dip of them all—satisfyingly savory, refreshing, and light!

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Green Goddess Hummus

Green Goddess Hummus

Savory, green, herbaceous hummus topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds and bright pomegranate arils.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~24 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 small ripe avocados (or 1 large)
½ cup parsley
½ cup cilantro
¼ cup basil
2 green onion stalks, roughly chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 clove garlic
salt & pepper, to taste
12 Tbsp water (reserved from chickpea can, if desired)

Toppings:

pumpkin seeds
pomegranate seeds
fresh basil

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add some reserved chickpea water (or regular water) to adjust texture.
  • Add desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Yields ~3 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 54
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

Creamy Swirled Beet Hummus Recipe

Beet Hummus Recipe

This vibrant beet hummus has a lovely balance of earthy flavor and subtle sweetness from the nutritious beets. Add in a swirl of Greek yogurt when serving for a complementary tang that’s un-BEET-able! Impressive to serve, even more delicious to devour.

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Creamy Swirled Beet Hummus

Swirled Beet Hummus

An earthy, vibrant beet hummus served with a tangy swirl of Greek yogurt.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~24 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 cloves garlic
¾ cup cooked beets (canned or fresh)
2 Tbsp tahini
12 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
12 Tbsp water (reserved from chickpea can, if desired)

For Serving & Topping:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt, swirled into hummus
sesame seeds
lemon zest

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. If needed, add some reserved chickpea water (or regular water) to adjust texture.
  • When ready to serve, add hummus to a bowl and swirl together with yogurt.
  • Top with sesame seeds and lemon zest, serve, and enjoy!

Yields ~3 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 36
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Pizza Hummus Recipe

Pizza Hummus Recipe

This protein-packed dip has double the beans and loads of pizza flavor! Between the acidity of the fire roasted tomatoes, the fresh basil, savory parmesan, and fragrant oregano, it’s honestly like a dippable pizza. A simple, tasty way to make raw veggies more enticing!

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Pizza Hummus

Pizza Hummus

A savory, cheesy bite of diappable pizza!

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~24 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) white beans, drained & rinsed
1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
¾ cup canned fire roasted tomatoes, drained
¼ cup grated parmesan
2 Tbsp fresh basil
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
pinch of red pepper flakes

Toppings:

red pepper flakes
parmesan
fresh basil

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Yields 3 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 48
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus

All of the deliciousness of wing night—in a vegan cauliflower hummus recipe!? Roast cauliflower in buffalo sauce and it takes on all of the spicy flavor you love. Then blend it up with a simple hummus base, and you’ve got a dip that’s finger-lickin’ good!

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Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus

Buffalo Cauliflower Hummus

A zesty, veggie-packed hummus twist, with roasted buffalo cauliflower thrown into the mix.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Yield: ~32 servings
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Ingredients

Buffalo Cauliflower

1 large head of cauliflower (45 cups of florets)
1 Tbsp avocado oil or light olive oil
¼ cup buffalo sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika

Hummus

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed (optional – omit for a cauliflower “dip”)
3 Tbsp tahini
¾ tsp onion powder
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt
pepper, to taste

Toppings:

parsley
olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  • On a lined sheet pan, toss cauliflower with oil, buffalo sauce, and seasonings until coated well. Roast 20-25 minutes, then allow to cool.
  • Add cooled buffalo cauliflower to food processor with other hummus ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  • Add desired toppings, serve with celery and carrot sticks, and enjoy!

Yields ~4 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 26
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g

Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Chocolate Hummus Recipe

It’s the latest trend, and it’s super easy to make at home. Instead of savory spreads and seasonings, this chocolaty dip pairs chickpeas with creamy nut butter, some maple syrup, and of course cocoa powder. Serve with pretzels, strawberries, and apple slices for sweet dippers!

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Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus

The tastiest, trendiest, chocolatiest hummus you ever did eat.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~16 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
¼ cup cashew butter, or neutral nut butter of choice
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 Tbsp water or milk (if needed)
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt

Toppings:

slivered almonds
chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Add desired toppings and serve with pretzels, strawberries, and apple slices as dippers!

Yields ~ 2 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 63
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

PB&J Hummus Recipe

PB&J Hummus Recipe

Now you can turn the classic PB&J sandwich into an irresistibly rich, creamy dip! It’s just as easy as making homemade peanut butter, but with some chickpeas thrown into the mix. Serve it with a swirl of your favorite jam for a salty-sweet treat that everyone will want to eat!

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PB&J Hummus

PB&J Hummus

The ultimate salty-sweet combo of peanut-buttery hummus with a swirl of your favorite jam.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~20 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1 cup peanuts, roasted (& unsalted, if desired)
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice, to taste
1 Tbsp olive oil
12 Tbsp water or milk of choice

For Serving & Topping

¼ cup jelly or jam of choice
chopped peanuts

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  • When ready to serve, add hummus to a bowl and swirl together with jelly/jam.
  • Top with chopped peanuts, serve, and enjoy!

Yields ~2½ cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 73
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Apricot Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe

If you don’t love ‘em enough already, this dip will make you fall in LOVE with jalapenos! Seed your jalapenos to enjoy their powerful flavor kick without too much spice. Mixed with the sweet dried apricots, this zesty hummus is begging to be spread on everything!

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Apricot Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Apricot Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

A zesty hummus dip with a kick of jalapeno flavor and sweet, chewy bits of dried apricots in every bite.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ~16 servings
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Ingredients

1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained & rinsed
24 jalapeños, chopped & seeded (if desired, for flavor without spice)
34 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp tahini
⅓ cup cilantro
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
¾ tsp salt
⅓ cup dried apricots, chopped

Toppings:

jalapeño slices
chopped apricots
paprika

Instructions

  • Combine all hummus ingredients except for apricots in food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Stir chopped dried apricots into hummus.
  • Add desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Yields 2 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 57
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

Barbecue Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

BBQ Sweet Potato Hummus

Sumptuous, sweet, and savory—this dip tastes like a comforting summer barbecue! It’s SO lusciously thick and creamy thanks to the sweet potatoes, and their natural sweetness is the perfect match for a dash of savory barbecue sauce.

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

An ultra-creamy sweet potato hummus with a savory swirl of barbecue sauce.

  • Author: Alyssia Sheikh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45-60 minutes
  • Total Time: 55-70 minutes
  • Yield: ~24 servings
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Ingredients

2 sweet potatoes, roasted & peeled
1 can (15oz) white beans, drained & rinsed
3 Tbsp barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp salt, to taste

Toppings:

barbecue sauce
parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Poke sweet potatoes on all sides with a fork and wrap each individual potato in foil. Roast on a sheet pan for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender.
  • Allow to cool to the touch and peel skin.
  • Add roasted sweet potato to food processor with remaining ingredients and blend until smooth, seasoning to taste.
  • Add desired toppings, serve, and enjoy!

Yields ~3 cups

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 35
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 1g