A super tasty hummus salad dressing made with only 4 ingredients. This is a fantastic little hummus dressing you can throw together when you need something quick and have hummus in the fridge.
It's creamy and light with that hummus flavour you'd expect. I like adding lemon juice, then date paste or maple syrup to sweeten, plus a little salt to season.
This simple hummus dressing comes together in about 5 minutes which is pretty fast for something that can completely transform most salads!
With just four ingredients plus a little water to thin the dressing, there's not much to do here.
- chickpea hummus (I use my own sprouted chickpea hummus)
- fresh lemon juice
- a sweetner like maple syrup or date paste
See the hummus dressing recipe card below, for quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
Add the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together to combine the flavours. Add a little water to thin out the hummus dressing to your own preference.
Step 1 - Add recipe ingredients to a small bowl.
Step 2 - Whisk the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Hint: Hummus typically has a slightly grainy texture. So, if you want this hummus salad dressing to be silky smooth, then pop the ingredients into a blender and blend it for about 20 seconds and you're done!
Make it Your Own
While this is an excellent hummus dressing recipe on its own, it's versatile, so you can use it as a base recipe and tweak it how you want.
Use additional flavours like crushed garlic, mustard, finely chopped herbs, olive oil, smoked or sweet paprika.
You can also blend additional ingredients into this hummus salad dresing like a tomato, red pepper, or a few de-stoned olives to change up the flavours each time you make it.
If you have any other flavour hummus like beetroot hummus, for example, you can use that too.
- If you do add a bell pepper, you can hold off on adding any water to thin the dressing out until later. This is because red pepper contains its own water so it will thin it out naturally. Then, once everything has been blended together, add one tablespoon of water at a time until you find the consistency you want.
How about swapping out the lemon juice for another citrus, like fresh lime or orange juice, or using apple cider vinegar instead?
Alternatively, use the following flavours with this hummus salad dressing as a quick guide:
- Oil-free hummus dressing - use an oil-free hummus like my sprouted hummus recipe to make this an oil-free version.
- Add garlic, mustard powder, capers, and nutritional yeast for hummus caesar salad dressing.
- Hummus vinaigrette - add a little garlic, dijon mustard and fresh herbs like thyme leaves, oregano or chopped parsley.
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or finely chopped chilli pepper with some fresh coriander leaf for spicy hummus dressing.
This creamy hummus salad dressing is perfect for pouring over salads made with leafy greens like little gem lettuce, rocket, cos, romaine or iceberg lettuce. And as a hummus dressing for kale salad.
Drizzle this hummus dressing over Buddha bowls, falafel, tacos and in wraps. Also, I love using it as a hummus sauce for lightly steamed or sliced raw vegetables.
Leftovers and Storage
Pour the dressing into a lidded container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Yes. You can use hummus as the base for a tasty salad dressing by whisking it together with lemon juice, maple syrup, salt and a little water to thin.
Looking for other raw dips and dressing ideas? Try these:
Hummus Salad Dressing
- 4 tablespoon hummus.
- juice of ½ a lemon
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date paste
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Add ingredients. Add the hummus salad dressing ingredients to a bowl.4 tablespoon hummus., juice of ½ a lemon, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date paste, ½ teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoon water
- Whisk. With a small whisk or fork, whisk the dressing ingredients together until they're combined and smooth creamy. Do a taste test and add a little more water or a pinch of salt, if needed.