Loaded Hummus Dip

Hummus dip is a quick and easy appetizer! Top a platter with cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, then dip with pita chips.

Here’s a recipe that’s ideal for parties and entertaining in any season: Hummus Dip! This one even doubles as a tasty snack or a light dinner with a few other filling appetizers. Spread hummus on a platter or in a bowl, then top with cool cucumber, tomatoes, olives, artichokes and feta cheese. Each bite is a burst of tangy, bright and creamy flavor! It’s best with crunchy pita chips, but anything goes here. Once you start dipping…it’s hard to stop.

Ingredients in hummus dip

This hummus dip is a play on a layered dip: it’s like taco dip with Mediterranean flavors. It’s very simple to whip up: throw hummus on a platter or in a bowl and top with the toppings. Keep in mind: you’ll want a best quality hummus here: or you can make your own! Here are a few notes on the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Hummus: Use the best quality brand you can find. We suggest avoiding Sabra brand as the flavor is much too aggressive. We like Hope Hummus, but it can be expensive. It’s easy to make Homemade Hummus for the best flavor.
  • English cucumber: Use an English cucumber for best flavor. This variety is long and thin, and comes wrapped in plastic in the grocery store. The flavor is sweeter and milder than a standard cucumber, and the peel is not as tough.
  • Red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Artichoke hearts: Look for any type of canned artichoke hearts you can find; marinated works too!
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh parsley or dill
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Hummus Dip

Serve with pita chips, or make your own

The best thing to dip in hummus dip? Pita chips! They’re crispy and salty, and make the best vessel for delivering this tasty party snack to your mouth. Pita chips are easy to find at the store, but we love making our own. Why? They taste much fresher than the store-bought kind, which can have an artificial aftertaste.

All you have to do? Split open pita pockets, brush with olive oil and season with salt, cut into wedges and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Head to this recipe: Homemade Pita Chips.

Pita chips recipe
Homemade pita chips are ideal for hummus dip

What to dip in hummus

The type of foods you can dip into hummus are endless! Both bread-items and veggies work here. You can get creative and go outside the box with ideas, but we find that classic flavors work the best. Here are our best ideas for what to dip in hummus:

  • Pita bread
  • Pita chips
  • Flatbread
  • Pretzel chips
  • Bagel chips
  • Crackers
  • Crostini
  • Carrots or rainbow carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber slices
  • Bell pepper slices
  • Snap peas or snow peas
  • Broccoli

Storage info

This hummus dip is best the day it is made, which is what we suggest if you’re serving it for entertaining. But it does keep well in the refrigerator! We like making a large platter for lunches and eating off of it all week. Store covered in the refrigerator for 3 days, but we’ve stretched it to 5 days.

Hummus Dip

How to serve hummus dip

Hummus dip is an ideal summer appetizer, great for barbecues, cookouts and potlucks. But it works any time of the year: it’s especially nice for showers like baby showers or bridal showers, or works for any type of pitch-in.

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You can also eat it as a healthy snack or as part of an appetizer dinner! Make this hummus dip and a charcuterie board, grab a glass of wine and you’ve got an easy dinner.

More dip recipes

Homemade dips are ideal for parties, snacks and anytime! Here are a few more easy dip recipes:

This hummus dip recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free (without pita chips).

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Description

Hummus dip is a quick and easy appetizer! Top a platter with cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese, then dip with pita chips.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups hummus (10 to 15 ounces)
  • ½ cup chopped English cucumber
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup canned artichoke hearts, chopped
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 handful fresh parsley or dill, chopped
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Pita chips, for serving


  1. Prepare the vegetables as noted above.
  2. Spread the hummus on a large plate, bowl or platter. Top with the cucumber, onion, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, feta cheese, and chopped herbs. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired. Serve with pita chips. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3 days.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Hummus dip, what to dip in hummus

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