Take some classic hummus and add your very own twist to the flavor profile. I added basil and balsamic to create one new flavor and sesame oil for another. Both are easy to do and really make your plain hummus unique!

hands dipping chips into hummus

There are two kinds of people who cook. Those who do it because if they don’t they’ll pass out, and those who genuinely love to get in the kitchen and create something that will be appreciated by others.

Which one are you?

As much as I cook each day, I still fall into the latter category. I love the taste of food, the smell and the inspiration I collect from some of the ingredients I find. I also enjoy the process and then watching everything disappear from the families plates. I’m glad my kids are growing up enjoying some foods that I either never had access to, or just wasn’t introduced to them as a child.

Chopping herbs to add to hummus

I do 99% of the cooking in the house and that’s fine by me. My wife can cook but I think I freak her out because if she decides to make something, I’m right there by her shoulder giving annoying pointers. I remember we took a class together and it was actually fun and we ended with no injuries and still friends.

As I cook I always like to have a glass of wine beside me, I must add this is just for dinner and not when I’m cooking for the blog at  nine in the morning. Picking the kids up from school later in the day smelling like a vineyard might not be the best thing for my credibility as a parent.

But back to snacks and snacking as you cook. We’re talking light nibbles like classic hummus to get you through the time when the pans are cooking on the stove and the kids are outside playing.

It doesn’t need to be a big production, just pop open a container or two with some pita bread and you’re all good. Even though Sabra has a long list of flavors, the classic can be the most fun. Make your own toppings with whatever you have in the fridge, like my basil and balsamic or toasted almonds and sesame oil.

It’s like the meal before the real meal, let’s call it the #unofficialmeal

Cheers to a new week friends, we can do this!

Sabra Classic Hummus with chips

This post was sponsored by Sabra Hummus. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own, and I’m grateful to work with brands I admire.

Classic Hummus Made Your Way

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: foodnessgracious
You're free to do whatever you like with Sabra Classic Hummus. Here are two of my favorite flavors. Fresh basil with balsamic and olive oil and toasted sesame oil with sliced almonds.
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For The Basil and Balsamic Hummus

  • 1 container Sabra Classic Hummus 10oz
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper

For The Sesame Oil Hummus

  • 1 container Sabra Classic Hummus 10oz
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-5 drops sesame oil
  • A pinch of Chinese 5 spice powder


  • Add the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the hummus.
  • Top with the fresh basil and season to taste.
  • Serve at once.
  • Add the chopped toasted almonds and extra virgin olive oil to the hummus.
  • Splash the sesame oil over the top and finish with a pinch of the 5 spice powder.


Calories: 140kcal