10 minutes

Best Loaded Hummus

Creamy hummus loaded with delicious toppings is a perfect party appetizer. Serve it up with some crunchy veggies and pita chips, and you and your guests are in for a treat.

This loaded hummus recipe is one of my favorite super simple appetizers. It looks impressive and is totally delicious with a ton of bold Mediterranean flavors. The best part is it requires only 10 minutes of prep time and no cooking at all. It’s easy to make ahead, and can be customized to your tastes with tons of different toppings options.

Take this up a notch with a fresh and creamy homemade hummus, and serve it up with a side of air fryer pita chips and crunchy veggies. This simple and beautiful loaded hummus platter will become a mainstay of your party spread!

A hand holding a pita chip with loaded hummus.

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  • This loaded hummus dip requires no cooking and is ready in under 10 minutes.
  • This pretty appetizer is perfect for customizing with any toppings and hummus flavor that you love.
  • Serve this up with pita chips and crunchy veggies and it is both healthy and delicious.

Ingredients

Ingredients for loaded hummus platter including hummus, cucumber, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese

Gather up your ingredients. For this simple dish you will need:

  • Hummus: You can use homemade or store bought hummus. I used my creamy lemon hummus recipe, but you could also use other flavors of hummus to give this dish a different spin.
  • Toppings: I used kalamata olives, crumbled feta cheese, red onion, cherry tomatoes, seedless cucumber, and spices in my dish. The options are endless.

Make Your Own Hummus

Hummus is very simple to make with a high speed blender or food processor. You only need a handful of ingredients including chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic (if desired) and cold water. All the (simple) directions are in my easy creamy lemon hummus recipe post.

Best Hummus Toppings

There are tons of options for delicious hummus toppings. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Olives: I used kalamata olives, but green olives, black olives, or any other marinated flavored olive would be great.
  • Cheese: I used feta, but creamy goat cheese or diced mozzarella would be delicious
  • Seasoned roasted chickpeas
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Fresh herbs like dill, rosemary or chives
  • Diced meats like pepperoni or prosciutto
  • Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Step One: Spread hummus in an even layer on your platter.

A white platter with hummus swirled on it.

Step Two: Dice toppings into bite-sized pieces. I did a small dice on my cucumbers, halved the cherry tomatoes, and halved some of the olives, while leaving others whole. Arrange your toppings in layers over your hummus.

A white platter with hummus swirled on it, topped with cherry tomatoes and diced cucumbers.
A white platter with hummus swirled on it, topped with cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, red onion and sliced kalamata olives.
A white platter with hummus swirled on it, topped with cherry tomatoes, diced cucumbers, red onion, sliced kalamata olives, feta cheese and spices.

Step Three: Serve with pita chips or veggies, and dig in!

A white platter on a marble background with loaded hummus topped with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Pita chips are arranged on the sides of the platter.
A white platter on a marble background with loaded hummus topped with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Pita chips are arranged on the sides of the platter.

Loaded Hummus

Creamy hummus loaded with delicious toppings is a perfect party appetizer. Serve it up with some crunchy veggies and pita chips, and you and your guests are in for a treat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 servings
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 ounces hummus homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces feta cheese
  • 20 kalamata olives halved
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Spread hummus in an even layer on a small platter.
  • Dice cucumbers, tomatoes and olives into bite size pieces. Feel free to leave some whole olives for variety.
  • Arrange cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and olives in layers on top of the hummus. Squeeze a splash of lemon juice on top, and sprinkle with paprika.
  • Serve with vegetables or pita to dip.

Notes

Substitutions: You can make your own hummus for this recipe, or use your favorite store-bought option. If I'm short on time, I prefer the Humm! brand classic hummus.
Variations: Use any of your favorite toppings to make this dish your own! I plan to try marinated olives, crumbled goat cheese, seasoned roasted chickpeas, roasted red peppers, or marinated artichoke hearts next time.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 388mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword hummus appetizer, hummus platter, loaded hummus
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