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Hummus Salad Dressing: 3 Ways

Creamy, totally dairy-free, packed with flavour and fibre, these three hummus salad dressings will take your salad bowls to a whole new joyous level.
May 15, 2023 | Joy McCarthy

I'm glad I can finally declare that it's salad season! Even though I eat salads year-round, the ingredients change depending on the weather. In the cooler months, I eat salads with lots of roasted veggies and in the warmer months I enjoy more raw salads . No matter what your salad ingredients are, it's allll about the dressing anyway, am I right!?

This creamy and fulfilling salad dressing has a magical ingredient - hummus.

Delicious salad with creamy dressing

You might think hummus was just for dipping carrots or crackers into, think again! It adds richness and creaminess you could only dream of getting from yogurt or heavy cream. This is way better because it's totally dairy-free. I'm not anti-dairy but I eat a very low dairy diet overall as it's better for my digestion and skin.

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Now if you want to make hummus yourself, you can do that. But no one is judging you if you just buy your favourite hummus and whip up this dressing. It adds so much pizzaz (yes I just wrote pizzaz and it's 2023) to otherwise boring salads!

A benefit of this dressing is that it makes your salad so much more fulfilling since hummus has protein, fat and tons of fibre keeping your belly satified longer.

Hummus Salad dressing

I've created 3 different hummus salad recipes for you to choose from. All of these dressings will make a serving of two, so just double or triple as needed. First up is a beautiful Beet Hummus Dressing just bursting with flavour, colour and nutrients.

Bee Hummus Dressing

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup beet hummus
  • 1-2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2-3 tbsp water to desired consistency
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine hummus, sesame seeds, fresh rosemary, lemon juice and water.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a 3-4 days or use right away on your favourite salad ingredients.

Notes

Serves 2.
*Make your own from scratch if desired. Just search "beet dip" on the blog.

Next up a Simple Hummus Dressing. The dijon and apple cider vinegar (acv) add a tangy kick plus you get all the gut-loving benefits of using a fermented food like acv. This is the dressing I used on this scrumptious salad pictured below! We make this all the time.

Salad with creamy dressing

This is also delicious as dip or sauce for just about anything from falafels to burgers.

Simple Hummus Dressing

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain hummus
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard (I use the grainy one)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp water to desired consistency
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine hummus, dijon, apple cider vinegar and water.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a 3-4 days or use right away on your favourite salad ingredients.

Notes

Serves 2.

Last but not least is this Garlic + Herb Hummus Dressing. This is especially delicious if you've got fresh herbs you can use from your garden. I've only just started my herb garden so I've been using dried Italian herbs all winter long and it is tasty!

Garlic Hummus Dressing

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain hummus
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2-3 tbsp water to desired consistency
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine hummus, garlic powder, seasoning, lemon juice and water.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a 3-4 days or use right away on your favourite salad ingredients.

Notes

Serves 2.

You might be wondering what hummus I buy if I don't make it myself. My favourite is Sunflower Kitchen. It's very clean, no canola oil which I avoid and super tasty. I just realized that I need to get a plain hummus recipe up on the blog. It's pretty much the easiest thing to make and far more affordable than buying pre-made hummus. Plus you're in charge of the ingredients.

I hope these creamy and yummy salad dressings give you some salad inspo for the weeks to come!

Joy

xo

4 Comments
Angela Witcombe   •   May 24, 2023

All look delicious! Is the salad in the picture made with Romaine Lettuce, chopped up Red Cabbage, shredded Carrots and Walnuts?

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Angela Witcombe   •   May 24, 2023

Hello. Iā€™m thinking the picture of the salad is made with romaine lettuce, chopped red cabbage,shredded cabbage and walnuts this correct? Angela

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Joy McCarthy   •   May 24, 2023

Clara Betts   •   June 21, 2023

Thank you very much , I will make sure I make the salad and one of the hummus dressing this week , they look delicious and healthy šŸ˜‹šŸ˜‹

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