Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad with Toasted Flatbread Croutons and Tahini Dressing

deconstructed hummus salad with tahini dressing and flatbread croutons

Have you ever bought something for a recipe and then been left with a mostly whole jar? Yeah, I think most of us have been there. That happens a lot with stuff like miso paste that you bought to make miso soup. Or, with tahini, that thick paste of ground sesame seeds, you bought to make hummus.

What else do you do with those mostly full jars of tahini?

Well, here’s a great way to use some of that tahini. Make dressing. Tahini dressing. And serve it over a hummus salad. Well, it would work over any green salad as well. In fact, it would be delicious that way too. Fresh, nutty, creamy, vegetarian. And, I love the cumin seeds on this salad; they add crunch and toasty flavor.

I thought up this deconstructed hummus salad after posting about my Asian Chickpea Salad (you can totally see the similarity). I was looking at the ingredients and thought it reminded me of hummus. Hummus is, after all, just some smashed chickpeas mixed with tahini, olive oil, and spices. Then, you serve it with pita bread, red pepper, and cucumbers.

So, why not do a fun little deconstructed hummus salad. The chickpeas, red pepper, and cukes are still there. The tahini, olive oil, and spices are now in the dressing. And, the pita becomes little torn croutons.  I think it would be really fun to make the flatbreads and use homemade bread as your croutons.

This would make a great addition to any potluck or picnic. It would also be a great brown bag lunch. It’s vegetarian, dairy-free, sugar-free; it’s healthy; it’s yummy.

I’ve been using my jar of tahini quite a bit lately, and will give you some more recipes in the future to help you use that jar of tahini. P.S. I actually used mine all up and have to buy another jar!

What’s your favorite way to use the extra tahini?

deconstructed hummus salad with tahini dressing and flatbread croutons

Thick and creamy, this tahini dressing is vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and gets that thick nutty goodness from tahini

 

Tahini Dressing
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1039 calories
33 g
0 g
100 g
11 g
14 g
258 g
220 g
18 g
0 g
82 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
258g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1039
Calories from Fat 867
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 100g
154%
Saturated Fat 14g
69%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 61g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
11%
Dietary Fiber 6g
25%
Sugars 18g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
28%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  2. ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. ¼ cup tahini
  4. 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  5. 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  6. small pinch of kosher salt
  7. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  8. 3 tablespoons water, as needed
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar, oil, tahini, honey, and garlic in a blender, a jar with a tight-fitting lid, or a medium bowl. Blend, shake, or whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If the dressing is too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time, blending after each addition to see if it’s the correct consistency.
  2. The dressing will thicken as it stands, or after refrigerating, so thin as needed with additional water. Store in the fridge in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Btw, this makes way more than you'll need for this little salad.
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Deconstructed Hummus Salad
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672 calories
86 g
0 g
27 g
25 g
3 g
478 g
952 g
5 g
0 g
20 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
478g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 672
Calories from Fat 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
42%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 952mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates 86g
29%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
44%
Vitamin C
136%
Calcium
21%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  2. ½ red pepper, cut into matchsticks
  3. ¼ large cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  4. 1 green onion, chopped
  5. 1 round flatbread or pita
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, for garnish
  8. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large serving bowl, combine chickpeas, red pepper, cucumber, and green onion. Set aside.
  2. Brush flatbread with olive oil. In a small grill pan over medium heat, grill bread until toast marks appear, and bread is heated through. Tear into 1-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, toast the sesame and cumin seeds over medium heat until the sesame seeds begin to turn golden brown and the seeds are very fragrant. Remove from pan, and set aside.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and lightly toss to combine. Top with toasted seeds and flatbread croutons. Enjoy!
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calories
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fat
27g
protein
25g
carbs
86g
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Life Currents http://lifecurrents.dw2.net/
Deconstructed Hummus Salad with Toasted Flatbread Croutons and Tahini Dressing Life Currents #salad #hummus #tahini

Deconstructed hummus salad with no flatbread croutons (in case you’re gluten-free, low-carb, or just don’t want them)

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Comments

  1. says

    Ella, that’s awesome. I would have to agree that it is the lazy way to make hummus! And, thanks for the nice words! :)

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  3. says

    I love the idea of using flatbreads for croutons here, it’s a fun play on the pita that you would normally dip into the hummus. And tahini dressing? Yum! I’ve used tahini in sesame cookies before, which is a tasty way to use up the jar!

  4. says

    This sounds great! I love the deconstruction, but I love how it’s so much easier than regular humus too!

  5. says

    I can not wait to try this recipe. I ordered something very similar (deconstructed) in Israel on my last visit and I’ve been searching for a recipe. This may be it! Thank you!!

  6. says

    Oh, Katie, I’m going to have to check out your website to see if that sesame cookie recipe is there. Thanks for the comment! :)

  7. says

    I always enjoy your tasty recipes. But I admire your food photography skills so much, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week ahead.

  8. says

    YUM! I love hummus. This salad looks delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful day :)

    Michelle

  9. says

    I have chosen to feature your salad this week! I have tweeted it, pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page. It will be featured on Summer Salad Sundays this coming Sunday. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again soon!

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