The Best Hummus Recipe 6 Ways


December 4, 2019

This is the best hummus recipe to blend up in seconds, and make these 6 delicious flavors for the most fantastic hummus platter to wow your guests!

The Best Hummus Recipe 6 Ways

I love hummus, and I love homemade hummus even more. This hummus recipe is the best recipe that I have been making for years, because it’s super quick and easy, and serves as a blank canvas for all kinds of flavor inspiration. As we head into holiday party season, these 6 hummus flavors will be a hit. I shared these homemade hummus recipes with KitchenAid to celebrate their new K400 blender (LOVE that blender), and served them at a lot of events, and they were devoured!

So, I’m using a classic hummus recipe as the base recipe for all of the other flavors.

How To Make Hummus

I’ve been making this simple hummus recipe for decades.

  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
  • 1 (15oz/425g) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Throw the ingredients into your KitchenAid® blender in the order listed. Secure the lid, remove the center lid cap, and insert the tamper. (You will need the tamper for most of the flavors.) Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds using the tamper to guide the ingredients through the blades until smooth and creamy.
Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, and serve with chips, crackers, veggie sticks, or slathered on sandwiches or wraps.

This hummus will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.

OK, now we’re going to make 5 different hummus flavors with this base recipe.

5 Hummus Flavors

There are literally hundreds of different flavors of hummus, and the sky is the limit. But, here are my top 5 faves!

  • Roasted Beet
  • Green Pea and Mint
  • Artichoke Thyme
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Roasted Carrot Harissa

With all of them, make the base flavor WITHOUT the cumin. Most of them don’t include it. So, it’s safer to leave it out, and then add the cumin when you add the other flavors. That way, you won’t accidentally add it in which will conflict with some of the flavors we’re going to add. Or, you could throw all of the ingredients in together, and blend it in one hit.

Roasted Beet Hummus

Base Recipe with the 1/4 teaspoon cumin, and add:

  • 1 cup (150g) roasted purple beets
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (in addition to 1/4 tsp in base)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Green Pea and Mint Hummus

Base Recipe minus 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin and add:

  • 2 cups (270g) cooked green peas
  • 1/2 cup (14g) firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Artichoke Thyme Hummus

Base Recipe minus 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin and add:

  • 1 cup (180g) steamed artichoke hearts
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Base Recipe minus 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin and add:

  • 1 cup (200g) roasted red bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Pinch of smoked paprika

Carrot Harissa Hummus

Base Recipe minus 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin and add:

  • 2 cups (320g) roasted carrot
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered harissa
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener (pure maple syrup, coconut sugar, or Lakanto)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

With all flavor variations, throw all of the hummus ingredients into your KitchenAid® blender. Secure the lid, remove the center lid cap, and insert the tamper. (You will need the tamper for most of the flavors.) Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds using the tamper to guide the ingredients through the blades until smooth and creamy.

The different flavors and colors is gorgeous, and serving them all together looks absolutely stunning.

How To Make A Hummus Platter

Here’s what I do for my hummus platter. I put the different hummus recipes in different sized bowls and plates and garnish some of them with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of fresh herbs, where needed. I arrange them on a huge platter or cutting board.

Then, I add:

  • crackers
  • pita bread
  • mini cucumbers
  • celery
  • endive
  • olives
  • lemon slices or wedges

The fresh ingredients, and different colors and textures are so naturally beautiful that you don’t have to be a culinary genius to make your hummus platter look amazing. It is just so so easy.

And, who doesn’t love hummus? (Well, of course there are few people…but not many.)

Give these hummus flavors a go, and let me know what is your favorite flavor in the comments.

And,

Check out the NEW KitchenAid K400 Blender.

You will be BLOWN AWAY by the performance of the KitchenAid K400 blender. The model with the tamper included is on sale right now for $189 and it will give you the same performance as a high-speed machine that is twice the price. I am not joking, It is incredible.

How is this possible? With a perfectly designed blender. Seriously.

A blender has three essential components: The Motor, the Blade Construction, and the Container (size, shape, grooves, etc). When those three elements work in synergy to create the perfect vortex, you get efficient blending. It is not necessarily about the power of the motor. There are some high-speed blenders on the market that don’t perform as well as the K400, and they have much larger motors. Do your research before you purchase a blender, and don’t get caught up in the wild messaging claims. They are not always accurate.

I own almost every blender on the market, and test machines side by side with the same recipe all the time, and I tested all of these hummus recipes using the K400 and five of the best high-speed blenders I own, and the K400 delivered the exact same texture for almost half the price. Get a K400 and you will not be sorry. It is just phenomenal value. And, I have a coupon code.

Get 10% OFF the K400 Blender:
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Disclaimer: I am a paid ambassador for KitchenAid Blenders. But, my opinions are my own. 

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HUMMUS 6 WAYS

HUMMUS with 6 FLAVORS: The BEST homemade hummus recipe plus 5 flavor variations: Roasted Beet, Green Pea and Mint, Artichoke Thyme, Roasted Red Pepper, and Roasted Carrot Harissa. These dips are so gorgeous with all of the different vibrant colors and flavor profiles. Make them all and you've got the most epic hummus platter for holiday party season. I'm kind of obsessed. I shared these recipes to celebrate the launch of the new KitchenAid K400 blender, and I served these dips at some events and people went nuts for these hummus flavors. I made the dips for a side-by-side comparison test with the top high-speed blenders, and the K400 delivered the same super creamy texture and amazing flavor as machines that cost almost double the price. You will be totally blown away by what this machine can do. The hummus recipes are all on the blog. GET THE FULL PRINTED RECIPES:https://www.theblendergirl.com/recipe/the-best-hummus-recipe-6-ways/

Posted by The Blender Girl on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

The Best Hummus Recipe 6 Ways

This is the best hummus recipe to blend up in seconds, and make these 6 delicious flavors for the most fantastic hummus platter to wow your guests!

Ingredients

CLASSIC HUMMUS (base recipe)

Roasted Beet Hummus: (base recipe + add):

Green Pea and Mint Hummus (base recipe minus 1/4 tsp cumin +):

  • 2 cups (270g) frozen green peas, lightly cooked or rinsed well under hot water
  • 1/2 cup (14g) firmly packed mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Artichoke Thyme Hummus (base recipe minus 1/4 tsp cumin +):

  • 1 cup (180g) frozen artichoke hearts, lightly steamed
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme (not dried)

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (base recipe minus 1/4 tsp cumin +):

  • 1 cup (200g) roasted red bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Pinch of smoked paprika

Carrot Harissa Hummus (base recipe minus 1/4 tsp cumin +):

  • 2 cups (320g) roasted cubed carrot
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons powdered harissa, plus more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Lakanto (or other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Throw the ingredients into your KitchenAid® blender in the order listed. Secure the lid, remove the center lid cap, and insert the tamper. Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds using the tamper to guide the ingredients through the blades until smooth and creamy. (You may need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the container so that you don’t get bits of chickpea and other ingredients in the hummus when you scrape the mixture out of the container.)

  2. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, and serve with chips, crackers, veggie sticks, or slathered on sandwiches or wraps.

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak