This creamy, dairy-free salad dressing comes together easily with just a few ingredients, a bowl, and whisk. Easily customized to your tastes. Try this healthy Hummus Dressing over salads, grain bowls, roasted vegetables, baked tofu, etc.
Many creamy salad dressings contain oil, nuts, dairy, or eggs. But this particular recipe uses hummus as a base instead.
Hummus is already packed full of flavor, has a creamy texture, and can easily be made oil-free.
This recipe can be made using a variety of savory hummus flavors and can easily be doubled or tripled to make a larger batch. It’s a great idea for using up leftover hummus!
Ingredients you need
Ingredient notes and substitutions
Spices and herbs ~ While hummus is well-seasoned on its own, we need to thin it out to salad dressing consistency. This will dilute the flavor a little, so I like to add extra salt, garlic powder, and dried oregano
You could add any extra herbs or spices that you like: cumin, smoked paprika, dill, thyme, etc. It will really depend on the flavor of hummus you start with.
Store-bought or homemade hummus can be used and almost any savory variety would work well.
Lemon ~ Fresh lemon juice brightens everything up and is also a great pairing for leafy greens.
Vinegar ~ I love the tang of vinegar in a salad dressing. I use apple cider vinegar, but white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar, or even balsamic vinegar would work, too.
If you are not a vinegar lover, use extra lemon juice instead.
Water ~ Water is needed to thin out the consistency and turns the thick hummus dip into creamy hummus dressing.
Extras ~ Feel free to add a teaspoon of dijon mustard, miso paste, fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro or dill, or even a splash of hot sauce if desired.
How to make the recipe
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Add all in ingredients, except the water, to a bowl.
Whisk well until smooth. Add water, a little bit at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
Fridge: Store this hummus dressing in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Pro tips and tricks
~ Use your favorite savory hummus, homemade or store-bought.
~ Add extra spices and herbs to punch up the flavors.
~ Add water a little bit at a time while whisking until the desired consistency is reached.
~ Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Yes, absolutely! Follow this recipe for an easy way to turn hummus into hummus salad dressing.
Nearly any savory variety of hummus will work well for hummus dressing.
To thin out the hummus, simply whisk the hummus with water until the desired consistency is reached. Replace some of the water with fresh lemon juice and/or vinegar to punch up the flavors.
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- Add all ingredients, except water, to a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Slowly whisk in the water 1-2 tablespoons at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
Nutrition facts calculated using my Perfect Oil-Free Hummus. Different varieties (flavors, brands, etc) of hummus will result in varying nutrition facts. Serving size estimated at 4 tablespoons.
Nutrition values are calculated using online calculators and are estimates only. Please verify using your own data.