Trio of Hummus: Easy appetizer idea

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Last month I was invited to go to Washington, DC to visit Sabra’s pop up restaurant called Hummus House.  It was awesome.   The dishes that I tried were so creative and the people that I met were pretty great too.  One of my favorite things that I tried was a trio of hummus.   The flavors were so unique.  They were combinations I would never have thought to put together but tasting them totally inspired me to try making my own Trio of Hummus.

Trio of Hummus:   Pumpkin Hummus, Edamame, Ginger, and Garlic Hummus, and Basil, Pine Nut, and Lemon Hummus

Coming up with my own unique twist on hummus was more difficult then I thought it would be.   I had a lot of ideas but when I started putting them together, some just didn’t work.  My favorite hummus I tried was one with edamame, crystallized ginger, and sesame oil.  I made one that was very similar to that one because it was just so yummy.   The other two flavors I came up with on my own.

A Trio of Hummus | Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

The first one is a pumpkin hummus.   I tried it with several different spices before I got the ones that I really liked.   I was surprised by how much pumpkin I actually had to add to the hummus to give it the flavor I wanted.   This one ended up with smoked paprika and cumin in it.   It’s a great fall hummus.

The other hummus I made was a pesto hummus.   At first I added some basil and toasted pine nuts to the hummus.  I liked the crunch the pine nuts gave it and the basil really came through.   However, there was something missing.  I divided my hummus into several dishes and added something to each.  I added garlic to one, lemon juice to another, lemon peel to another one, and candied lemon peel to the fourth one.   The clear winner was the candied lemon peel.  The little bit of sweetness worked really well against the basil.

A Trio of Hummus:  Three ways to flavor Sabra original hummus

I decided to make this trio for my book club last month.  I wanted their opinions on which hummus they liked best and if they thought all three of them worked.   It only took about 5 minutes to whip up the different types of hummus and I placed each in a white cup for serving.   I placed the three together on a white serving tray and really liked the way it ended up looking.  The verdict?  My friends actually really liked all three versions of the Sabra hummus.

Trio of Hummus: Easy appetizer idea

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Need a delicious appetizer for a holiday party or game day? Give your hummus a lift with three delicious ways to improve the flavor!!


For the Edamame, Ginger, and Garlic Hummus:

  • 1 c. Sabra original hummus
  • 1/4 c. edamame
  • 1 Tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

For the Pumpkin Hummus:

  • 1 c. Sabra original hummus
  • 1/3 c. pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For the Pesto Hummus:

  • 1 c. Sabra original hummus
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon candied lemon peel, finely chopped


  1. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients for the Edamame hummus. Mix well to combine. Place in a serving bowl and top with a few edamame.
  2. To make the pumpkin hummus, combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with additional paprika.
  3. For the pesto hummus, combine the hummus, basil, 2 1/2 Tablespoons pine nuts, and candied lemon peel in a medium bowl. Mix well. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.


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Trio of Hummus:  An Easy Appetizer idea made from Sabra Hummus


  1. So creative. I think I would like the pesto one the best. I could be wrong and surprised though. So fun that you get to work with Sabra.

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