If you’re wondering what to serve with your hummus, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for hummus.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best things to serve with hummus are stuffed gozlemes, zucchini and corn fritters, veggie trays, and seed crackers. You can also try budda bowls, beef kofta kebab, black bean burgers, and mushroom and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes. Or use the hummus to make pasta sauce or to fill deviled eggs.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Gozleme spinach and cheese flatbread
Let’s start off in Turkey with this stuffed gozleme.
It features a feta, mozzarella and spinach filling, which melts nicely as the bread cooks – it’s indulgent with a little nutritious boost from the leafy greens.
Pro tip: make sure you’re using low moisture mozzarella, so you can avoid a soggy mess!
Why we love this recipe: you’re guaranteed no leftovers with this side
Beef kofta kebab
Beef kofta is one of my favorite Middle Eastern dishes – they’re super savory and loaded with tons of warming spices.
You can turn them into kebabs by cooking them with wooden skewers over the grill, or simply pan-fry them.
Pro tip: to get a sturdy texture, you need to make sure there’s not too much moisture in meat.
Why we love this recipe: it’s restaurant quality.
Hummus deviled eggs
Getting bored of your typical deviled eggs? Jazz them up by swapping the mayo for hummus.
This humus will add a garlicky, umami flavor to the eggs.
Plus, its creaminess will help offset the heat from the dijon mustard.
Psst… you should try avocado deviled eggs too.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a fun party food.
This is as simple as it gets.
Pick your favorite vegetables and lay them all out on a tray in whatever funky pattern you want.
And you don’t just have to stick to the usual carrots and cucumbers. Other veggies that work really well include zucchini or sugar snap peas.
Pro-tip: you can also use blanched or pickled veggies for more variety.
Why we love this recipe: there’s zero cooking involved, just a lot of chopping (unless you get the pre-chopped stuff!)
Did you know hummus makes a great pasta sauce?
Just saute some onions and sun-dried tomatoes, then add your hummus and some reserved pasta water.
In 15 minutes, you’ll have creamy, garlicky pasta, with bursts of tartness in every bite – delicious!
Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for those days when you’re too busy to cook.
Tofu edamame Buddha bowl
Buddha bowls are one-bowl meals made with grains, vegetables, and proteins.
There are tons of variations, but this recipe is one of my go-to’s.
It’s got baked tofu, roasted cabbage, cooked edamame, and julienned carrots served over a bed of brown rice.
This recipe calls for a nut butter sauce, but you can easily swap it for hummus.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for meal prepping.
Black bean burgers
Curb your burger cravings with this black bean patty.
Load up your burger with the usual suspects: cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles (yes I’m a pickles girl!), and then finish it off with a generous smear of hummus.
Pro-tip: bake your beans for 15 minutes before mashing to prevent your burgers from turning mushy.
Why we love this recipe: it shares loads of tips and tricks for making the perfect black bean burgers.
Mushroom and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes
I love this unique spin on the baked potato.
Instead of the usual chili or curry, it’s stuffed with mushrooms and spinach. The veggies are seasoned with tahini and nutritional yeast, giving you a lightly creamy, cheesy sauce.
Add a dollop of hummus on top for a tasty umami boost.
Why we love this recipe: it’s meat and dairy-free.
Corn and zucchini fritters
Keep things interesting by serving your hummus with some vegetable fritters.
These ones are stuffed with shredded zucchini, corn, garlic, and cheese.
The cheese helps binds the fritters together and means the outsides get super crispy. There’s only one small caveat with these – you may become addicted!
Why we love this recipe: it’s a sneaky way to get more vegetables into the meal.
Craving for something crunchy? Skip the chips and try these seed crackers instead.
They’re made with four kinds of seeds – pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, and flax – meaning they’re packed with good-for-you-stuff.
You can snack away on these to your heart’s content!
Why we love this recipe: they’ll keep for at least 3 weeks once you’ve made them.
Avocado toasts are arguably one of the most iconic dishes you can make from this creamy fruit.
It’s simple and endlessly customizable – I especially like a hummus and avocado combo.
The hummus’ tangy flavors cut through the avocado’s creaminess, giving you a well-balanced bite.
Pro-tip: you can dress it up further by adding tomato slices or a poached egg.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a no-cook breakfast ready in five minutes.
Falafel crusted onion rings
Falafel and hummus is a well known combo, but I bet you’ve never had a falafel crusted onion ring.
Instead of the usual batter or breadcrumb mixture, you simply coat the onions in a falafel mix and then bake until they’re crispy.
Psst… I like to double coat to make sure the rings are extra crisp.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a fun twist on a classic.
Prosciutto and cheese pastry twists
Is it nearing the holidays? Go with these festive prosciutto and cheese pastry twists.
Each pastry twist is filled with a mixture of olives and brie cheese before being wrapped in delicious prosciutto slices.
Why we love this recipe: they’re the perfect finger food.
Pita chips are the ultimate dip accompaniment – they’re extra crunchy and thicker than your usual tortilla chips, so they don’t break when you dunk them.
In terms of seasoning, you can keep it simple with a dash of salt…
Or you can follow The Kittchen’s lead and go with a garlic parmesan and basil combo.
Why we love this recipe: they’re ridiculously easy to make.
Trying to cut back on carbs?
Swap your usual tortilla wraps for lettuce.
Iceberg lettuce works best for this, because it’s got the most crunch. But you can also try it with butter lettuce or romaine.
And of course, the filling is totally up to you!
Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for a light lunch.
The best side dishes to serve with hummus
- Gozleme spinach and cheese flatbread
- Beef kofta kebab
- Hummus deviled eggs
- Veggie tray
- Hummus pasta
- Tofu edamame Buddha bowl
- Black bean burgers
- Mushroom and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes
- Corn fritters
- Seed crackers
- Avocado toast
- Falafel crusted onion rings
- Prosciutto and cheese pastry twists
What To Serve With Hummus
- 1 portion hummus
- Prepare your hummus according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: gozleme spinach and cheese flatbread, beef kofta kebab, hummus deviled eggs, veggie tray, hummus pasta, tofu edamame buddha bowl, black bean burgers, mushroom and spinach stuffed sweet potatoes, corn fritters, seed crackers, avocado toast, falafel crusted onion rings, and prosciutto and cheese pastry twists.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!