Hummus is a college student staple. It can be found in almost any mini fridge, and usually gets cleared out of the bookstore within a day of restocking. Unless you’re like me and sometimes eat hummus plain (I know, don’t judge), you need a great crunchy snack to dip in it. Hummus comes in a multitude of flavors, but each snack food I personally believe can go with any of the flavor options your supermarket has to offer. Here is my personal ranking of the best snacks to dip in hummus.
Carrots are a great healthy crunch that tastes delicious with hummus, and it’s probably one of the healthiest options on this list. Try this great recipe for roasted carrots (and other veggies).
9. Ritz Crackers
The saltiness of ritz crackers goes perfectly with creamy hummus. It’s great to make mini sandwiches too, like your own personal homemade Ritz-Bitz.
Here’s another yummy way to eat Ritz Bitz.
Going with another healthy option here. The blandness of a slice of cucumber highlights the great flavors of the hummus and doesn’t take away from the delectable dip. Here are 10 other things you should know about cucumbers.
7. Pretzel Sticks
I’m not a huge fan of pretzels, but everyone I talk to mentions this as a great dipping option when they think of hummus. The hard crunch and saltiness blend perfectly.
You can even make your own honey mustard pretzels sticks with this easy recipe.
6. Wheat Thins
While wheat thins are small, their distinct cracker flavor packs a punch when combined with hummus. I could eat a whole box of these along with a tub and be content forever. The large surface area makes for a great vehicle for getting as much hummus in your mouth at once.
5. Black Bean Chips
Black bean chips are great because the bean flavors really compliment each other (because hummus is made of chickpeas, in case you didn’t know). And again, you have that great salty crunch.
4. Bagel Chips
Bagel chips are addicting, and with hummus on them, they can be downright dangerous. My personal go-to is everything bagel chips. You can mix and match kinds of bagels with flavors of hummus to get your fave combo. If you can’t choose what kind of bagel chip, find out what kind of bagel you are here.
3. Pita Bread (NAAN!!)
Naan is basically Indian pita bread. Heat it up for a little and dip in your hummus. This is a good combo to have as an appetizer because it’s a little classier than chips.
Here’s a great roundup of bread recipes to try in your hummus, including naan. They take under an hour to make so you can get to your hummus-dipping faster.
2. Stacey’s Pita Chips (Simply Naked)
Pita chips are perfect because they have the flavor of pita bread, but the crunch of a chip. Again, any kind of Stacey’s Pita works, but going with a simpler flavor is a good way (in my opinion).
1. French Onion SunChips
The amount of times I’ve had this combination is actually disgusting, but I have no shame (a whole family-sized bag with a giant tub at about 2 am on a Saturday night = no shame). The ridges of SunChips allow for maximum hummus coverage, and the sour cream and onion flavor isn’t too strong. This is a must-try.
Feel free to mix and match combinations of chip and hummus flavors, but this is my personal list of what I think goes best with the absolutely greatest invention of all time: Hummus.