any creative ideas for using hummus?

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Kristen W. November 3, 2015
That's funny, as soon as I wrote, "well not on a banh mi" I thought to myself, "I wonder if hummus could replace the pate, though...NAH." Guess it can be done. :)
aargersi November 3, 2015
There's a food truck in Austin that makes an excellent vegetarian bahn mi - hummus replaces the pâté, eggplant replaces the pork, pickled veggies and cilantro are generous ....
AntoniaJames November 3, 2015
That vegetarian banh mi sounds incredible, Abbie! Actually, for someone who doesn't care much for pate (that would be me, the world's pickiest adult eater) the hummus would be marvelous on a non-vegetarian banh mi as well. Such a great idea! ;o)
Lizabeth October 28, 2015
I think everyone mentioned this, but it makes a fantabulous sandwich spread, though I don't enjoy so much accompanied with certain cheeses...
i once saw some recipe for stuffed peppers that used hummus and quinoa/rice, I think this may be it actually :
amysarah October 24, 2015
This is maybe more fridge-fiddling than creative, but I tend to use anything smear, spread, or dollop-able to make deviled eggs - instead of mayo, or in addition to it. Hummus works well, with a sprinkle of paprika on top.
Kristen W. October 24, 2015
I love hummus on a sandwich with any of the following: cheese, tomato, red onion, avocado, arugula/spinach/bitter greens, sliced chicken or turkey, just about anything, really. Well, maybe not on pulled pork or a banh mi, but ALMOST anything.

Also a snack I like is to spread hummus on pita and top that with dried cherries, roasted whole almonds, and spinach. Yum I want that now.
Kerry G. October 23, 2015
I use it mixed with Japanese Mayo for veggie nori rolls (maki). ... With cucumber, shredded carrot, sweet bell pepper strips, and Japanese omelette, pickled ginger... Some lettuce...I know it sounds weird, but It really works!
Jona @. November 3, 2015
That's so creative I must try it
AntoniaJames October 23, 2015
Not sure if this actually qualifies as "creative," but here's my second favorite way to eat hummus: toast a thick slab of homemade Tartine Country Bread; slather with Genius (Ottolenghi + Tamimi) hummus that's been generously spiked with freshly squeezed lemon juice; sprinkle on homemade dukkah (not one that includes coconut - I use my own pumpkin seed blend, which I've posted within several recipes here on Food52). Give an extra good grinding of black pepper from a grinder to which I've also added allspice berries. (Why doesn't everyone do this?)

Favorite way to eat hummus: jab a 3" log of jicama into the bowl, give it a good swirl to the point of being somewhat anti-social, and then eat. Seriously, yes. ;o)
charlenecara October 23, 2015
Hummus Pizza: Prebake the crust, cool slightly then spread hummus around like it was tomato sauce. Top with some combination of feta, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, cooked sausage or chicken, calamatas, cilantro, lettuce, basil, etc. Cut and serve as usual.
Rebecca F. October 23, 2015
I use hummus as a base for creamy pasta sauces in dishes that usually include handfuls of kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, and spinach! Very tasty with zucchini noodles too,
drbabs October 23, 2015
I use hummus as a creamy base for salad dressing. Add acid (lemon juice or vinegar) to thin, and oil to taste. Also love the other ideas.
Niknud October 23, 2015
I use hummus instead of mustard or mayo on all the wraps/sandwiches I make for my husband's lunches - it gives them more heft and tastes great!
Nancy October 23, 2015
Consult some masters & cook their eastern Mediterannean, Israeli, Egyptian, North African recipes...Claudia Roden, Paula Wolfert, Kitty Morse, Anna Sortun. More recently, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Michael Solomonov, Alon Shaya. And there are also many variations in well-known and well-loved vegetarian cookbooks, where it is a stand by.
Nancy October 24, 2015
some examples:
Hot buttered hummus with basturma (Turkish recipe from Ana Sortun, Oleana).
Hummus with hot spiced ground beef and pignoli (Jerusalem style from Michael Solomonov, Zahav restaurant & cookbook).
Hummus with curried onion and roasted cauliflower (Alon Shaya, Domenica)
Hummus with roasted carrots and sauerkraut (Rich Landau & Katie Jacobs, Vedge restaurant and cookbook).
Stephanie G. October 23, 2015
This is in the strange but good category: Spread hummus on some sort of flatbread...I always have flour tortillas. Spread a layer of mashed avocado on top of hummus. Spread another layer of mashed cooked sweet potatoes on top of avocado. Roll up and enjoy!
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