American Dining Creations mixes up a bright array of three vegetable-based hummus dips, found at the Mediterranean PF360 station, a plant-forward concept in select cafes.
Green peas, please
The American Dining Creations team swirls green peas and freshly picked mint leaves into chickpeas for a springtime sensation that would work beautifully with any lamb dish, too.
Turmeric-roasted cauliflower hummus, also by American Dining Creations, starts with oven-roasted cauliflower that’s been sprinkled with turmeric and olive oil cooked to a golden glow, then pureed with chickpeas, Greek yogurt, garlic and a signature spice blend.
Can’t beet it
Rounding out the hummus trio is roasted beet hummus, with chickpeas, garlic, lemon, tahini and a blend of freshly ground spices.
Hummus is social
There’s nothing quite like a hummus break with your friends. Students at the University at Albany (UAlbany) take time out to slow down and enjoy this high-protein snack with lots of crisp, fresh veggies.
On the dark side
UAlbany’s black bean hummus gives it a striking purple color, set off with green garnishes and jewel-toned pomegranate seeds.
Get wild with sides
In addition to fresh veggies, UAlbany’s Sodexo team also offers pita chips and a cool new addition of plantain chips.
You’ve heard about pizza meal kits for kids, but how about pizza hummus? At New Jersey’s Chatham Day School, the Flik Independent School Dining team has mashed up two great eats into one cool dip.
Served with fresh sides and crispy pita triangles, pizza hummus at Chatham is made with chickpeas, marinara, Italian seasonings, fresh herbs and canned diced tomatoes.
Is it too soon for pumpkin spice?
Last year at Chatham, pumpkin hummus was the perfect fall side for flatbreads and Reuben sandwiches.
What to do with watercress?
In case you’re wondering, watercress makes a great hummus add-in for a gorgeous green dip in this version by B&W Quality Growers.
Korean hummus? Yes!
At SUNY Binghamton and New Paltz, the Chick-N-Bap concept is a mashup of New York City’s famous chicken carts and Korean flavors. One of the dishes is Korean hummus.
This beet hummus topped with freeze-dried corn “sprinkles” was found at the Charleston Wine & Food Festival this year.
While this is most certainly taking it too far for the hummus purists among us, sweet hummus is a thing. Dessert hummus by fast-casual chain The Hummus & Pita Co. comes in three flavors: chocolate, cookie dough and cake batter.