Make a healthy, homemade hummus salad dressing that uses hummus as the base for a salad dressing with lemon juice, olive oil and honey.

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Hummus salad dressing, is one of my new favourite dressings. Did you ever think to use hummus, everyone’s favourite healthy snack, for a protein packed salad dressing option? I know that it’s been a while since I’ve shared a salad dressing recipe here, because usually, if I’m having a salad for lunch, I’ll just stick to my basic balsamic vinaigrette. Old habits die-hard. I used to bring that salad dressing for lunch every single day of my senior year of high school. I was so dedicated, a healthy salad and lunch pretty much everyday is much more than I can handle right now. Why was my high school self so much more in control of things than I am today? Sometimes I feel like I really knew what I was doing back then whereas now I’m just kind of out there, not really knowing what I’m doing. I thought it was supposed to be the opposite way? Getting older is weird; it’s not really at all what I thought it was going to be.

Recently, I’ve been creating some recipes that are a little more on the indulgent side of things, so this hummus salad dressing came out of necessity. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have something a little healthier, like a salad, after a weekend filled with, perhaps, a few too many indulgences, which tends to happen from time to time.

This dressing is creamy without any added fat (like mayonnaise), it’s kind of similar to a tahini dressing if you’ve ever had one of those before. I used lemon juice and honey to balance out the flavor from the hummus. I used a plain hummus for this dressing, but you could also use a flavoured hummus ­– something spicy might be interesting! I served this on a green salad, but this is the kind of dressing that would work really well on a quinoa salad  or even a farro salad.

I’m having a bit of writer’s block, so instead of blabbering on about nothing and this hummus salad dressing, I’m going to share a few links around the web that I’m loving lately.

hummus salad dressing

I’m having a bit of writer’s block, so instead of blabbering on about nothing and this hummus salad dressing, I’m going to share a few links around the web that I’m loving lately.

This documentary called Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream – I love a good documentary (I feel like you can learn so much, but always keep in mind that there is a filmmaker’s bias) this one is super, super interesting, and a good rainy-day documentary.

This Tumblr blog dedicated to all things Sofia Coppola – she’s one of my favourite directors and I think she has the most simplistic, sophisticated and simple style.

This conversation on Huffington Post’s Third Metric: What have we learned about “Leaning In” (One year after “Lean In”) I read this book last year and have found the conversations that have stemmed from it to be fascinating. This is a great thing to watch if you read the book.

This blog -– it is such a beautiful aesthetic and a mix of food & lifestyle.

This Pinterest board dedicated to Rumi quotes – my favourite is “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you truly love.” I have this up on my bulletin board and look at it constantly.

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Hummus Salad Dressing

A protein packed salad dressing made with hummus.

5 minCook Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Serve or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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Get extra protein on your salad by adding this hummus salad dressing.

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