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Easy Hummus Dip – Salsa, Greek, or Mexican

Hummus dip is a quick and easy appetizer that’s also good for you. Try making any one of these three easy recipes or try all three!

Homemade hummus is such a quick, easy, and healthy “dip” that I make at least a few times a month. It was only natural that I’d start adding toppings to make it even tastier. It looks so pretty and tastes amazing, plus looks as if you put some effort into it versus just bringing a bowl of hummus.

You can make hummus dip with just about any toppings you like. I’ve written out three for you to start with: Salsa, Greek, and Mexican.

All of these recipes can be made with homemade hummus or a tub that you pick up from the store. Layering it with fresh, flavorful ingredients turns it into something worthy of taking to a party or potluck! It’s one of the more healthy appetizers around and is overall pretty low in calories.

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Ingredients you’ll need for each hummus dip recipe:

Salsa Hummus Ingredients

This is the easiest of these three easy recipes. Salsa and hummus taste great together and the chopped bell pepper adds a nice bit of crunch. It’s the ultimate quick and easy appetizer. I recommend serving this one with tortilla chips.

  • hummus
  • chopped red or yellow bell peppers
  • red salsa

Greek Hummus Dip Ingredients

This recipe is slightly more involved but still earns the title of easy appetizer recipe. Cream cheese offers a welcome creamy layer that’s delicious with hummus. The cucumber adds crunch while the other ingredients add a ton of flavor. This is probably my personal favorite of these three recipes. This one definitely tastes best when served with pita chips.

  • cream cheese
  • Greek seasoning
  • garlic
  • fresh lemon juice
  • hummus
  • cucumber
  • tomato
  • Kalamata olives
  • green onions
  • feta cheese
  • fresh parsley

Mexican Hummus Dip Ingredients

Starting with a base of Roasted Jalapeño Hummus is definitely the way to go here, but plain still tastes great! You’ll get a good texture contrast from the bell pepper and jalapeño, which also adds a little heat. Serve this one with tortilla chips, although pita chips are tasty, too!

  • Roasted Jalapeño Hummus or plain hummus
  • red bell pepper (or poblano)
  • green onions
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • queso fresco cheese
  • jalapeño
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If you’re looking to up your appetizer game even more, try putting any of these flavors at the center of a hummus platter. It’s similar to a charcuterie board but with different flavors and ingredients. You’re still keeping it simple but making it even more impressive!

How to Make

It’s incredibly simple to make, especially if you pick up a tub of store-bought hummus. There’s no cooking involved, you’re basically just assembling the ingredients. You simply spread the hummus (and cream cheese, if using) over the bottom of a small, shallow baking dish, then evenly sprinkle the other ingredients over the top. It’s so quick and easy!

Is Hummus Dip healthy?

It’s definitely one of the healthier snacks and dips around, especially when you load it up with freshly diced fruits and vegetables. Hummus itself is a good source of protein and fiber, so pile up those veggies and be confident that you’re enjoying one of the healthier appetizers or snacks.

Another idea for serving is for after school snacks. You can pick up single-serving hummus packs then just add a little chopped bell pepper and a tablespoon or so of salsa. I chop the peppers early in the week and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. That makes it easy to throw together a quick snack or the kids can make it themselves. It’s a great way to know you’re giving your kiddos something they’ll both love and is good for them.

Individual Hummus Dip with Fresh Veggies next to a pile of pita chips
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Easy Hummus Dip - Salsa, Greek, or Mexican

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a super easy and quick appetizer recipe that also tastes delicious!

Ingredients

Salsa Hummus Dip

  • 16 oz homemade or store-bought hummus
  • 1/2 cup chopped red or yellow bell peppers (or a combination)
  • 8 oz red salsa (roasted is best but any will work)

Greek Hummus Dip

  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, very finely minced
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 12 oz plain hummus, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup seeded, diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced

Mexican Hummus Dip

  • 2 cups Roasted Jalapeño Hummus (you can also use plain hummus)
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1 jalapeño, minced

Instructions

Salsa Hummus Dip

  1. Spread the hummus over the bottom of a small, shallow baking dish. Top with the salsa, then sprinkle the chopped peppers over the top.
  2. Cover and chill until you're ready to serve.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

Greek Hummus Dip

  1. Combine the cream cheese, greek seasoning, garlic, and lemon juice until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Spread it over the bottom of a small, shallow baking dish. Add a layer of hummus, then sprinkle on the cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onions, Feta cheese, and parsley.

Mexican Hummus Dip

  1. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with pita chips.
  2. Spread the hummus over the bottom of a small, shallow baking dish.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in layers, sprinkling them evenly over the layer beneath.
  4. Cover and chill until you're ready to serve.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

A cream cheese layer can be added to any of these hummus dips. We like it most with the Greek version but it's delicious with all of them!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 10gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. The information was calculated using only the ingredients for Mexican Hummus Dip.

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