5 Recipes For International Hummus Day

Once upon a time, hummus was found solely at traditional, Middle-Eastern meals, but now it is as much of a Western fridge essential as eggs, milk and bread. Thanks to its wonderous versatility, it’s the perfect way to spruce up a dull lunchtime salad, to serve with chips and veggie sticks to please party guests, or to smear on pitta bread to satisfy hungry bellies after a big night out. Deservedly so, it now has its own day dedicated to its deliciousness - International Hummus Day on May 13th. Here’s 5 of our favourite recipes for you to celebrate with this year:


Protein Hummus

Classic Protein Hummus Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Clean, Simple, No-Nonsense.

For when your hummus says something funny and you just think… classic hummus! All terrible puns aside, we make a lot of sweet treats with our proteins here at Neat HQ, but it's not just pancakes and protein balls that you can use your protein powder for. We teamed up with Hannah at This Is Good who whipped up an awesome protein hummus for us using our Naked Protein.

Naked Protein is unflavoured so it’s perfect for savoury dishes where vanilla, chocolate or berry just aren’t going to work. Meanwhile, chickpeas, the main ingredient of this dish, are high in fibre and as well as iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K which are all important in maintaining bone health. So all in all, this is a great snack to share out at a party!

Find the recipe, here. 


Beetroot Hummus

Beetroot Protein Hummus Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Clean, Simple, No-Nonsense.

Need some savoury snacking inspiration? This pretty pink hummus will make an awesome change from your usual store-bought dip. Serve it with veggie sticks at your next dinner party, spread on toast with a poached egg for an epic brunch or dollop it on a salad to give your lunch a splash of colour!

Find the recipe, here.


Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Protein Hummus Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Clean, Simple, No-Nonsense.

The weather here in London has been glorious this week, and seeing as this is probably the only time we’ll see the sun all year, it’s fair enough that we want to eat alfresco and picnic in the park as many times as possible! This red pepper dip is the perfect protein-packed snack to take along to any gatherings or bbq's this Summer...

Find the recipe, here.


Chunky Monkey Chickpea Cookie Dough

Chunky Monkey Protein Chickpea Cookie Dough Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Clean, Simple, No-Nonsense.

These last two recipes might be called cookie dough (because let’s be honest it sounds WAY more enticing), but essentially they are sweet hummus recipes! Don’t let this put you off though, as these vegan treats are both delicious and perfect for a healthier dessert option or snack when you just need something a little decadent! 

Find the recipe, here. 


Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Chickpea Protein Cookie Dough Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Clean, Simple, No-Nonsense.

If you're anything like us, making cookies always involves more dough going in your mouth than in the oven! So we've taken inspiration from this tempting treat, creating an indulgent peanut butter, chocolate chip cookie dough with a healthy twist. It'll satisfy your sweet tooth whilst fuelling you with a great balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats... dreams really do come true! 

Find the recipe, here.

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