➤ by Sylvie Fulson
If you love hummus, then you’ll love this creamy hummus salad dressing recipe! It’s just like the real deal, but in liquid form so you can drizzle it all over your favorite greens, or grains, or any other food, including some of your favorite German recipes.
This recipe came about one day when we were invited to a corn roast and I was asked to bring, among other things, a salad dressing.
I like to make homemade dressings since most store-bought dressings contain a lot of oil and/or other ingredients I’m not too keen on. I thought of the recipes I had made in the past and decided I wanted to try something new.
I had been wanting for a while to create a chickpea-based dressing instead of the usual nut-based dressings so popular in vegan cooking. I was also in the mood for hummus. Lightbulb! What if I take the exact same ingredients I use to make my easy hummus recipe, and modify the amounts to make a deliciously creamy hummus salad dressing? Yes!!
I went to work right away and I was so pleased with the result. It tasted so good mixed with fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, red onions, mushrooms, and green onions.
We’ve enjoyed it drizzled over other foods too, like the brown rice, steamed broccoli, and roasted sweet potatoes we had the other night. Lecker!!
If you happen to have leftover hummus in the fridge, then there’s no need to make this recipe from scratch. Simply make this creamy salad dressing with hummus you already have on hand by adding a bit of water to reach the right consistency, and perhaps adding a little extra salt or lemon juice, if necessary, to get it just right.
This is one of those clever ways to use hummus!
Whether you have leftover hummus on hand, or you make this recipe completely from scratch, it is a deliciously nutritious, plant-based, and low-in-fat dressing that you are sure to love.
Just like regular hummus, this salad dressing is also easily customizable. You can add a wide variety of herbs, spices, and/or vegetables (cooked or raw), which not only add to its yumminess but make it even more nutritious.
And so why not give it a German twist by adding some of the herbs and spices typically used in German cooking, such as parsley, thyme, celery seeds, dill, paprika, or chives, to name a few? Or add some mustard! And then drizzle it over your favorite German foods.
The zesty combination of this hummus dressing and mustard would certainly add zing to sausage and sauerkraut on a bun. (Vegan sausage in my case! )
Or perhaps, you would enjoy it as a sauce drizzled over Schnitzel, or Spätzle, or roasted Brussels sprouts. Or use it to replace the salad dressing in Oma Gerhild’s Tomato Salad recipe for an interesting twist.
However you choose to incorporate this dressing into your everyday meals, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. In fact, I have a confession to make. I have, on more than one occasion, poured some into a glass to drink. Sometimes I drink it straight from the jar. Yep. Just as good as eating hummus by the spoonful straight out of the bowl!
Call me crazy, but I LOVE anything hummus!
Oma's Cream Roll recipe, Biskuitrolle, is the German version of a Swiss roll or jelly roll. Filled with whipped cream and studded with berries, this is an easy-to-make treat anytime of the year.
Make this pan roasted carrot recipe when you're wanting quick and easy carrots just like this German Oma makes them. Similar to oven roasted, just quicker. YUM!
Cooking green beans, German-style, makes a wonderful side dish for almost any meal. Cooking the grüne Bohnen till just tender with a creamy white sauce is so traditional and so lecker!
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