4 quick and easy hummus toppings

Tart up your shop-bought hummus with one of our clever toppings. From spicy lamb, toasted pine nuts with zesty lemon to punchy harissa with chickpeas.

These hummus recipes are super simple and take no time at all to whip up. We've created four super quick and easy clever toppings to tart up your shop-bought hummus. Perfect for crisps, carrots and cucumber, you can take a dip into these moreish recipes to your heart's content. We also have an epic hummus guide, where Josh Katz of London's famed shawarma bars, Berber & Q reveals his secrets to the perfect hummus.


Toasted pine nuts and lemon hummus recipe

Heat a small dry frying pan and gently toast a handful of pine nuts until golden. Mix 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil with the zest of a lemon and a squeeze of juice. Spoon the oil over a bowl of hummus and scatter with the  pine nuts and a little chopped parsley.


Spicy lamb hummus recipe

Cut 100g lamb loin fillet into strips. Heat a little  olive oil in a pan then add the lamb, ½ tsp ground cumin, a good pinch of dried chilli flakes and some seasoning. Brown the lamb for a couple of minutes. Stir through  hopped coriander and spoon on top of hummus.

Olive, feta and smoked paprika hummus recipe

Pit a handful of nocellara olives and cut into quarters. Scatter over a dish of hummus then add 50g of crumbled feta, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of smoked paprika.


Harissa and yogurt swirl hummus recipe

Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Pat dry 200g of drained chickpeas with kitchen paper, then toss with a little olive oil and sea salt. Roast until crisp and golden. Put hummus into a shallow dish, swirl through a tsp of harissa and a tbsp of natural yogurt, then sprinkle over the roasted chickpeas.

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