Think Beyond Pita
Toasted whole-grain pita or pita chips make a great dipping companion (aka dipper), but there are plenty of other options for loading up on all the goodness:
- Sliced jicama
- Roasted sweet potato rounds
- Vegetable chips (sweet potato, beet or taro)
- Endive leaves
- Tortilla chips
- Whole-grain crackers
- Bell pepper slices
- Radish slices
Upgrade Your Hummus
It’s easy to infuse store-bought hummus with a variety of flavor-boosting staples already found in your fridge or pantry. Start with plain chickpea hummus, then blend it up in a food processor or high-speed blender with a spoonful or two of your favorite ingredients. Try one of our tried-and-tested combinations in this section, or experiment with any of the following:
- Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
- Roasted red peppers
- Feta cheese
- Fresh cilantro (or your favorite fresh herb)
- Jalapeño chile peppers
- Roasted garlic cloves – use the whole head!
If you’re sprinkling even more ingredients on top, use a wide, shallow bowl or plate for more surface area (and maximum scooping).
You can use a plain packaged hummus for any of the recipes in this section, or make your own from dried chickpeas with our simple recipe.