Hummus: we know it and love it as one of the most delicious dips in the world. Made of chickpeas, tahini paste, and a touch of true Mediterranean olive oil, hummus dips are usually only used as a spread on bread, a dip for vegetables, or a filling for pitas. What you might not know is that the different flavors of hummus can be so much more than a dip. With a little creativity and a bit of patience, you can transform different hummus flavors from world famous dips into world class soups and stews.
How to Turn Your Favorite Different Types of Hummus into Delicious, Filling Soups
- Moroccan-Inspired Hummus Soup
- Hummus-Mushroom Soup with Yogurt
- Coconut-Infused Hummus and Tomato Soup
As Food Network points out, the Moroccans have long combined a hummus-like spread with vegetable broth, cumin, cinnamon, and fresh garlic to create a potently flavored stew. The resulting dish is classically North African, with earthy flavors that may make it hard for some to get used to. After a few tastes, though, I think you’ll find the cumin and cinnamon, paired with the hearty nature of the hummus, make for a warming dish that can help you get through the winter comfortably.
If you only make one soup on the list, make sure it’s this one. Combine a healthy dollop of any of your favorite different flavors of hummus with a can of cream of mushroom soup, diced leeks, brandy, and salt and pepper. If you don’t like canned soup, feel free to use your homemade version. Simmer the mixture on the stove top for 10 minutes, or until you feel the flavors are fully combined. Serve the finished soup with a nicely toasted chunk of bread, and finish the dish with a scoop of your favorite plain Greek yogurt on the surface. The yogurt will melt, making for a creamy, rich broth that is to die for.
Of all the soups that take great advantage of different hummus flavors, this one is likely the most unique in its flavor profile. The cooking blog Love and Lemons recommends mixing one of the different hummus flavors of your choice with coconut milk, chopped tomatoes, and a few cups of water to create a Southeast Asian-style soup. If you can get your hands on it, fresh cilantro will help to brighten the flavors and make the dish taste more authentic. Once you’ve heated the mixture through, finish it with a splash of your favorite olive oil to bring the flavors to a whole new level.
What other soups have you made using different types of hummus? Let us know in the comments below!