Nov
04

6 Easy & Delish Salad Dressings Using Hummus!

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I wish hummus had a much cooler name or, at the very least, a name that accurately reflected how delicious it is! I’ve heard it made fun of in more than one movie. Despite the mockery, (let’s face it, vegan are used to mockery), hummus is one of my most favorite foods! (Actually, I’m truly in love with the chickpea in all its glory…see my recent post titled “The Best & Easiest Garbanzo Bean Salad…plus the Health Benefits of the ‘Chic’ Chickpea”) But I digress…Why do I love hummus? Maybe because it’s easy to just grab and start dipping all sorts of food in it, maybe because it can be flavored in many different ways, also it’s pretty easy to make—of course, because it’s loaded with all the benefits that chickpeas have to offer!  And the supermarkets and farmer’s markets are stocking so many varieties now. So convenient! Sometimes I think I could live on hummus alone–and if that makes me a weirdo, then so be it.

Adding hummus to a dish somehow always seems to improve it. I decided to see if it would work its wonders as a base for salad dressing and, omg, this salad dressing is amazing! Most of the creamy dressings out there have mayo in them but mayo is fattening and it’s better to use it sparingly. I’m talking about vegan mayo, of course.  Also, I do like a dressing with a little weight in it, instead of the flimsy, liquidy type. Salad dressing is one thing I do not want to use sparingly. After messing around and coming up with this simple gem of a hummus salad dressing, that you must try and tell me how much you love, I hunted around for a few more interesting ones to share with you. I certainly know that mine is a winner and I can’t imagine using anything else now.

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Salad Dressings Using Hummus

1… Original Recipe for Awesome Balsamic Hummus Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 4 heaping Tablespoons of your favorite hummus (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive oil or MCT Lean Oil (found at the link below)
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • squeeze of 1/4 slice of fresh lemon

Whisk together until blended. Note: If you want to eliminate the oil and go oil-free, this recipe works beautifully!

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2… Orange-Hummus Salad Dressing

from Bon Appetit: 10 Things to do with Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup orange juice, 
  • 2 Tbsp. hummus, and 
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil; 
  • season with salt and pepper

Whisk together.

 

3… Creamy Hummus Salad Dressing

from Hide the Cheese, Hummus Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, basil, thyme, or oregano
  • any other seasonings you’d like to add, such as minced garlic or shallot, a pinch of hot pepper flakes, a dash of Sriracha sauce, a splash of soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Whisk all the ingredients together in a measuring cup or small bowl.

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4... Kale Salad Hummus Dressing

from Running to the Kitchen: Kale Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup hummus
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all dressing ingredients in a food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Pour dressing over salad and toss well until fully coated. Let salad sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

 

5… GREEK HUMMUS SALAD DRESSING

from Produce on Parade, Greek Hummus Salad Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hummus (your favorite kind, Greek would be perfect)
  • 1 lemon, juiced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • pinch of vegan sugar
  • 10 kalamata olives, minced

In a small bowl, whisk together everything except the olives.

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6…  Sabra Salad Dressing

From Sabra Hummus 

Ingredients

  • 1-10 oz. container Sabra Classic or Roasted Pine Nut Hummus
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4-5 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. roasted sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

7… Chipotle Hummus Dressing

Fitsugar adapted from Sabra

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, plus more if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until smooth. Add more milk if you’d like a smoother consistency.

 The Easiest & Best Garbanzo Bean Sala…and the Health Benefits of the ‘Chic’ Chickpea

 10 Simple Recipes for No-Oil Dressing

MCT Lean MCT Oil: Better than Olive Oil! (Reader Discount!!)

Bon Appetit: 10 Things to Do With Hummus 

Hide the Cheese: Hummus Salad Dressing

Running to the Kitchen: Kale Salad Dressing

Produce on Parade: Greek Hummus Salad Dressing

Sabra Salad Dressing with Hummus

Fitsugar Chipotle Hummus Salad Dressing

xox Ellen

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Comments

  1. I usually don’t make my own salad dressings, but I’ve been on a hummus kick and tried out the balsamic variety tonight. It was super quick and easy, and most importantly, delicious! Thanks for the recipes.

  2. I made #1 the original recipe balsamic hummus dressing and it is Delicious! I will try others you have listed in due time, but I will definitely be making #1 over and over. It is easy, I really like the option to use olive oil or not. So Thank You for the wonderful hummus dressing recipes!!

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