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What To Serve With Hummus

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What goes with hummus? We rounded up 40+ ideas! From classic to creative, you’ll love leveling up your snack game with one of these delicious pairings.

a bowl of hummus surrounded by colorful veggies

Yep! I’m still on my hummus kick. It’s been a quick veggie starter I can use for snacks or mealtimes paired with whatever fresh veggies we have on hand.

Hummus has a rich history that goes back centuries(!!!), and it has been a mainstream snack in the United States for decades. There’s a good reason–it’s worth the hype! This delicious dip is a great option for healthy snacking–it’s an easy way to encourage kids (and adults!) to eat their veggies, and makes a satisfying dip or spread for all sorts of delicious foods.

So what are the best things to dip in hummus? We thought you’d never ask. From which veggies go best with hummus to more crunchy, creamy, and savory things to serve with it, here’s how to take your snacking to the next level…

homemade hummus with fresh veggies on a platter

Veggies To Serve With Hummus

When you think, “what goes with hummus?” I bet the first thing that popped into your head was veggies, right?! The most popular thing to dip in hummus is probably fresh vegetables. (The color! The crunch! It’s so good!) But if you’re wondering which veggies go best with hummus, we rounded up some of our favorites:

  • Artichoke Hearts – Marinated artichoke hearts are delicious!
  • Bell Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots – Carrot sticks, baby carrots, carrot chips, etc.
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cucumber – cucumber slices, cucumber wedges/sticks
  • Endive Lettuce
  • Jicama
  • Olives – black olives, green olives, Kalamata olives, Castelvetrano olives, and more!
  • Radishes
  • Snap Peas
  • Snow Peas
  • Tomatoes – cherry tomatoes & grape tomatoes are a great size for dipping!
a plate of gluten-free pretzels, gluten-free crackers, and gluten-free flatbread to serve with hummus

Breads, Crackers, and Chips To Serve With Hummus

But what about OTHER dipping ideas? If you want to set out a snack board or charcuterie board for a party, it’s a good idea to have some variety. Here are some other crunchy things besides veggies to serve with a dollop of hummus.

  • Bagel Chips. Glutino makes a gluten-free option!
  • Breadsticks. Thin, crispy breadsticks have a satisfying snap!
  • Crackers. I love sturdy gluten-free crackers or grain-free crackers
  • Crostini. Crispy baguette slices are lovely with hummus. You can dip them, or stack them like appetizers topped with olives and feta cheese.
  • Pita Bread or Pita Chips. Always a classic. We’re dying to try this gluten-free pita bread, but BFree and MyBread have great gluten-free options in stores!
  • Plaintain Chips. Crispy plaintain chips are another great grain-free choice!
  • Pretzels. We love gluten-free pretzels and pretzel sticks with hummus. That salty crunch is everything!
  • Rice Cakes. Mini rice cakes or full-size rice cakes are another great option.
  • Toast. Yes, really! Hummus is amazing on toast. Try it with a soft-boiled egg or turkey slices and a little Everything Bagel Seasoning.
  • Tortilla Chips. A little unconventional, but still delicious! Especially if you’re making hummus 7-layer dip!
gluten-free turkey hummus wrap cut in half and stacked on a white plate

More Ways To Serve Hummus

Not serving hummus as a dip? We’ve got options for that, too! Try this delicious dip in a new way by making…

  • Layered Dip. Make a mediterranean style 7-layer dip with hummus and toppings!
  • Grain Bowls. These can be veggie bowls or you can include some Greek-style meatballs, then pair with veggies, a scoop of hummus, and rice or quinoa for a delicious meal.
  • Burgers. Veggie burgers, chicken burgers, and turkey burgers are all great with hummus!
  • Sandwiches & Wraps. Skip the mayo and use hummus on your wraps and sandwiches. It’s a great way to add flavor and fiber to your meal! We LOVE this Hummus Turkey Wrap for easy lunches!
  • Boiled Eggs. I know this might sound weird, but don’t knock it till you try it! (You can even make hummus egg salad or hummus deviled eggs!)
  • Greek Nachos. Try Greek nachos for an easy appetizer or fun party snack!
Close overhead view of a bowl of chocolate brownie hummus on a fruit plate

What To Serve With Dessert Hummus

Yes, dessert hummus is really a thing! We love Snickerdoodle Hummus and Chocolate Brownie Hummus for a healthy treat now and again. Serve this sweet take on traditional hummus with:

  • Apple Slices – Red, yellow or green apples!
  • Banana Slices
  • Berries – Strawberries and raspberries are our favorite, but try blackberries and blueberries, too!
  • Clementines
  • Graham Crackers or Animal Crackers
  • Pear Slices
  • Pineapple slices
  • Pretzel Sticks or Pretzel Chips
  • Vanilla Wafers (Kinnikinnick makes a gluten-free version!)
dipping a cucumber slices into lemon hummus

FAQ: Hummus

What Is In Hummus? Hummus is made from simple ingredients like chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame seed butter), lemon juice, water, garlic, salt, and spices or seasonings (like cumin or paprika). Then, you can add extra flavor with herbs, mix-ins, or other flavorings!

What Flavors Pair Well With Hummus? You can experiment and explore, but I love to draw from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavor profiles to complement hummus. Level up your hummus game with one of these delicious pairings:

  • Fresh Herbs. Parsley, dill, and basil are especially nice!
  • Veggies. See our list above!
  • Citrus. Lemon, lime, and Meyer lemon are delicious.
  • Spicy. Red pepper flakes, chili oil, spicy paprika, calabrian chiles, jalapeño, and more!
  • Tzatziki. This creamy cucumber sauce tastes great with hummus on a wrap or in a bowl.
  • Garlic. Fresh garlic, roasted garlic, and even garlic powder or garlic flakes!
  • Feta. This salty cheese is a classic pairing.
  • Caramelized Onions. They have a rich and sweet flavor–gorgeous!
  • Avocado. Especially for hummus avocado toast or for making dips!
  • Pine Nuts. A little nutty crunch is delicious with the creamy hummus dip.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato. We love this rich, tangy flavor!
  • Roasted Red Peppers. A sweet, smoky combo that’s delightful.
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning. It’s, well, everything.

Homemade Hummus Recipes To Try

⭐ Don’t forget to leave a star rating below when you make our Classic Hummus recipe. I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

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Classic Hummus Recipe

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  • Author: Emily Dixon, One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups hummus 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A delicious classic hummus recipe to serve with all your favorites! Don’t miss our favorite things to dip in hummus below!



For The Hummus

  • 1 (14 oz) can chickpeas, drained (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 35 Tablespoons water
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For Dipping:

  • VEGGIES: Artichoke hearts, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumber, endive, jicama, olives, radishes, snap peas, snow peas, tomatoes
  • OTHER: Crackers, pretzels, flatbread, pita bread, pita chips, bagel chips, tortilla chips, crostini, plantain chips, rice cakes, breadsticks (gluten-free, as needed)


  1. Combine. In the bowl of a food processor or a high-speed blender, combine the drained chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, 3 Tablespoons of water, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cumin.
  2. Puree the hummus, adding more water, if needed, to thin out the hummus (I like to add 5 Tablespoons of water total for a smooth, creamy texture.) If using a food processor, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl a few times.
  3. Taste & Adjust. Taste the hummus and add more lemon juice, salt, or cumin, to taste.
  4. Serve & Store. Add any desired garnishes and enjoy right away, or cover the hummus and store in the refrigerator 3-4 days. Enjoy with fresh veggies, crackers, pita chips, pretzels, etc.

Keep in mind that for food safety, hummus should only be out at room temperature for a maximum of 2 hours. Store it in the fridge for best results!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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