Herby fresh dill and flavorful smoked salmon are an incredible flavor pairing in this silky dill smoked salmon hummus! Serve it with crackers, vegetables, or as a spread on a sandwich.
We’re taking our hummus game to a whole new level today! Enter, smoked salmon and dill.
I know, smoked salmon may seem like a strange combo in hummus but TRUST me! It blends up like a dream with the chickpeas into a silky-smooth hummus and lends an incredible smoky flavor.
Paired with a punch of fresh dill and lemon and we’ve got a dip winner.
It’s so easy to prep for a gathering and looks absolutely stunning garnished with a little extra smoked salmon and dill on top. Just try to stop dipping up this goodness.
This Hummus features…
- Herby fresh dill and flavorful smoked salmon
- A perfectly smooth and creamy texture
- Minutes to make and goes well with vegetables, crackers, chips, or as a sandwich spread
Making the Hummus
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Ingredients You Will Need
- Baking soda
- Olive oil
- Smoked salmon
How To Prep Chickpeas
We use canned chickpeas in this hummus and we like to do the extra step of boiling them before blending into hummus for maximum creaminess.
Boiling the chickpeas with a pinch of baking soda for 15-20 minutes softens them perfectly which will help them break down into a creamy hummus much easier.
Tips for Perfect Hummus
- Blend in food processor or blender – we prefer a food processor because the wider shape makes for easier blending, but a blender will also work.
- Use fresh lemon, garlic, and dill – using these ingredients fresh adds so much flavor.
- Thin hummus with ice water – using ice water in particular contributes to a light and creamy texture in this hummus.
- Garnish hummus – save a few pieces of smoked salmon and fresh dill to garnish hummus for a beautiful presentation.
Try these ideas for a different twist on this hummus.
- Skip the salmon – for a vegetarian version, just leave the salmon out.
- Try a different herb – fresh parsley, basil, or oregano will work great in place of the dill.
- Make it spicy – try adding a few shakes of hot sauce or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
This hummus goes well with a variety of things. You can use it as a dip with chips, crackers, carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, or other veggies. It’s also absolutely incredible as a spread for a sandwich, wrap, or bagel!
You may never have tried a hummus like this before but I can say without a doubt that you will be a believer after you try this! The smokiness from the salmon blends so well with the creamy chickpeas and fragrant fresh dill.
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Dill Smoked Salmon Hummus
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- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 medium cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 oz smoked salmon, plus a little extra for garnish
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
- 2-3 tablespoons ice water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Crackers, chips, or vegetables for serving
- Place chickpeas and baking soda in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer 15-20 minutes until some skins are floating on top of water and chickpeas are puffy.
- Drain chickpeas and discard any loose skins. Rinse chickpeas well in cold water until cooled and place in a food processor or blender.
- Add garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, cumin, paprika, smoked salmon, and dill to chickpeas and process or blend on high 3-5 minutes, drizzling ice water as needed through top to make hummus creamy. Season hummus with salt and pepper to taste.
- Scrape hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with a few strips of smoked salmon and fresh dill. Serve hummus with your choice of dipper and enjoy!