If you have hummus dip in your refrigerator you have a key ingredient to make quick easy meals and snacks. By using different add-ins you can make hummus go from plain to personalized in minutes! And you’ll save money, too, when you buy a large tub of plain hummus rather than so many separate varieties. Just add 1 tablespoon of your favorite “add-in” to one half cup of plain hummus and stir. You can also put out an assortment of “add-ins” and let the family mix and match their own custom creations. Use whole wheat pita triangles and fresh cut vegetables for dipping to make the meal a nutritional winner.
1. Roasted Red Pepper
Use freshly roasted sweet red peppers when in season or for convenience, the ones in a jar. They can be chopped and added or pureed to turn your hummus a rosy color and blend the flavor throughout.