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3-Ingredient Hummus Dressing

November 4, 2021

spoon full of hummus dressing in a small glass mason jar with salad in the background

Incredibly simple to make, 3-ingredient hummus dressing uses premade hummus, lemon juice and olive oil for an easy dressing that will liven up any dish!

spoon full of dressing in a small glass mason jar with salad in the background

about this recipe

If you’ve never tried hummus dressing before, add this to your must-make list!

Since we’re using premade hummus, this healthy dressing comes together super quickly.

This creamy dairy-free dressing goes great with a fresh salad, Buddha bowl, pasta salad or even drizzled over chicken & roasted veggies.

It’s worth making your own salad dressings at home because you can adjust the flavors to your own taste.

I also love that you can control the quality of ingredients – including the oil, and amount & type of added sugar!

process & tips

The beauty of this vegan hummus dressing is that it comes together easily in a mason jar. 

Shaking the ingredients together in a jar helps bring the dressing together, and cuts down on clean up, plus it can be stored in the same jar reducing dishes even further.

Skipping the need for a blender or food processor makes this recipe easier, faster, and involves much less clean up then many other dressing recipes out there.

Once you’ve added all your ingredients to the jar, just shake everything up and you’ll be good to go!

white bowl of green salad with striped blue napkin and jar of dressing

ingredients & modifications

Prepared hummus: Use homemade hummus for an even more flavorful dressing. 

Extra virgin olive oil: Use a good quality olive oil for the best flavor, but any neutral oil will work in this recipe, such as avocado oil, vegetable oil or canola.

Honey or maple syrup: The optional honey or maple syrup adds a little sweetness that helps balance out the flavor of the other ingredients. Use maple syrup if you’d like to make a vegan version.

Lemon Juice: The lemon juice pairs well with the Mediterranean inspired flavors in this recipe but you can also use apple cider vinegar in it’s place if you’re looking for a hummus dressing with no lemon.

Kosher salt: look for kosher salt with the regular iodized salt at the grocery store. It has a subtler flavor. Use less iodized salt if that’s what you have on hand.

how to make red pepper hummus dressing

This dressing recipe is super versatile and can be used as a base for so many tasty variations.

Simply switch up the flavor of the prepared hummus you use from plain to roasted red pepper hummus.

You can get creative and choose any savory variety you like, including roasted garlic, basil pesto, sundried tomato and more!

three small white bowls with lemon wedges and hummus and olive oil

how to make a spicy hummus dressing

You can easily customize this salad dressing if you want to kick up the spice level.

To make this into a spicy hummus dressing, simply add a pinch of cayenne pepper or mix in 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce.

Since it pairs really well with the lemon and honey, I really like sriracha in this recipe.

what goes well with hummus dressing

Greek Inspired Quinoa Bowl

Black Bean Quinoa Bowls

Veggie Quinoa Power Bowls

Grilled Chicken Power Salad

5-Ingredient Mediterranean Pasta Salad

One Bowl Harvest Chicken Salad

Drizzle over top chicken or toss with your favorite cooked grain.

This also works great with chicken salads, lettuce wraps or pita / lavash wraps.

Hummus dressing pairs well with any greens but it’s especially good with crisp, crunchy greens like chopped romaine and ingredients like sliced cucumbers, purple cabbage, fresh tomatoes, and olives.

Many of your favorite salad dressings can double as delicious sauces for chicken dishes or pasta. Try this as a hummus sauce for pasta salads to add a refreshing twist!

spoon drizzling hummus dressing over top a bowl of greens

how to store & freeze leftover dressing

Store covered, tightly sealed and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

The hummus dressing may not be as pourable and the ingredients may separate when refrigerated.

This is because oil can solidify at cooler temperatures.

To use, simply remove from the refrigerator, allow to come to room temperature, and shake well to recombine.

more healthy dressing recipes

Lemon Dijon Dressing

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette

3-Ingredient Pesto Vinaigrette Recipe

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Miso Tahini Dressing

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spoon full of hummus dressing in a small glass mason jar with salad in the background
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3-Ingredient Hummus Dressing

Yield 11
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Incredibly simple to make, 3-ingredient hummus dressing uses premade hummus, lemon juice and olive oil for an easy dressing that will liven up any dish!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup prepared hummus
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Optional

  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey, 1-2 tsp sriracha

Instructions

  • To a 8-oz mason jar, add the hummus, lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
  • Add the lid, and shake vigorously until the salt has dissolved and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Taste and add additional salt or lemon juice if desired.
  • Store, refrigerated, for up to 5 days. To use, allow to come to room temperature, and shake well to recombine.

Notes

This recipe makes about 11 tablespoons of dressing, which will serve 11 if you use 1 tablespoon per serving.
Use red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar in place of lemon juice.
Add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey to balance out the flavor of the other ingredients. Use maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan-friendly.
For a thicker dressing, use 1 tablespoon of water.
For more ingredients & substitutions, see blog post above.

Nutrition

Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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