How to make the BEST curried hummus dressing plus a delicious rainbow kaleidoscope salad!
There are a few store-bought dressings that I like (and occasionally buy) but normally I make my own. Homemade dressings tend to be less expensive to make and generally healthier.
Plus, they’re pretty quick and easy to whip up.
I do have a little secret though. If I’m in a huge rush and have no time to fuss with making a dressing for my salad, I just add a big dollop of hummus and use it as a dip/dressing. This little salad secret got me thinking and I started experimenting with using hummus as a base for an actual dressing — something thinner that I could drizzle.
The hummus replaces the oil and adds a nice creamy component without any dairy or oil. Less fat, more flavor! If you know me, you know I like adding curry powder to any and everything so, of course, I made this dressing curried. <— I just wrote curry power instead of powder. haha. That said, curry is a powerful flavor. If you’re not a fan of it, we can’t be friends. I mean, you can simply skip it. I’m sure the dressing will still taste delicious. 🙂
For this version I used Sabra’s classic hummus but you could certainly test out other flavors — I bet Sabra’s garlic or pine nut flavors would be awesome too.
Using a fork, whisk all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well blended. Drizzle onto your favorite salad and enjoy. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Serving Size:2 Tablespoons
This dressing is delicious and will work on pretty much any salad but if you want to create the kaleidoscope salad, here’s how! Simply choose your base greens. I used romaine but you could use baby spinach, kale, spring mix, arugula or whatever other greens you have on hand. Place in a salad bowl and top with the follow ingredients:
roasted sunflower seeds
Drizzle on the curried hummus dressing and enjoy!
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