As you plan this summer’s big get-togethers, there are a few different kinds of recipes that will never be in short order: snacks and appetizers! As your hungry guests peruse through the party chatting and having a good time, they will always be looking for something good to snack on. So why not prepare your party with hummus recipes for everyone’s favorite party dip?
Hummus is one of the ultimate party foods. It is easy to make, always makes large portions, and because they are made with beans as the primary ingredient they are loaded with protein, making hummus recipes not only delicious but healthier than your average party dip.
Sometimes, however, some knock hummus for being a little bit one-note, meaning traditional hummus doesn’t have much variety in how it is prepared. But the truth couldn’t be any further away! Although traditional hummus consists of primarily garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice, there are many different ways to approach hummus recipes to make them exciting and unique!
Try these exciting hummus recipes for yourself using Randall Beans to delight your guests with this summer.
This hummus recipe from Little Sunny Kitchen has total summertime snack vibes! Avocado is such a fresh and creamy fruit that it is a perfect ingredient in any summer recipe. When combined with all the other classic elements of a hummus recipe, the avocado provides a few subtle but perfect additions to the dish. The hummus becomes much more thick and creamy with a hint of sweetness.
Did you know you can make hummus with beans of all sorts? It’s true! Hummus doesn’t have to be made with only garbanzo beans. For instance, black beans make for a terrific bean of choice for hummus. The advantage of black beans, as you’ll notice by the ingredients list, is that they lend to work better with a different palette of flavors, like smokey/spicy cumin and chili powder. Using different beans allows you to change everything you thought you knew about hummus!
One of the most popular, and delicious, flavor combinations with hummus is roasted red pepper. It just gives this supremely satisfying bite and sweetness that is perfectly balanced with the nutty and creaminess of chickpeas. This red pepper hummus recipe from Family Spice shows us a simple way to create this delicious recipe in your own home. This recipe is an absolute must for any get together or sports watch party, so make sure you’re stocked up on Randall Garbanzo Beans.
Hummus can be made with white beans too! Randall Beans’ Great Northern Beans don’t have as nutty and earthy of a flavor as their cousins, garbanzo beans, but they are extremely creamy and make for a terrific bean base for which to make a batch of hummus. This recipe from Hello Glow uses white beans in combination with roasted garlic and herbs to make an extremely aromatic and herbaceous variety of hummus that is incredibly creamy and savory. Be sure to try this recipe with our own white beans!
Yep, you read that right: sweet hummus! Hummus is known as a savory dip, so why not try a different spin on things! We whipped up three very special hummus recipes showing off just how versatile hummus can be when combined with sweet ingredients. These aren’t just lighter dessert snacks that can be served with fruit and wafers, they also make a great afterschool snack during the school year for the kids!
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