Have leftover hummus in the fridge, but aren’t sure what to do with it? It becomes more than just a dip when whisked intoΒ a dressing for Greek salad!
greek salad with hummus dressing

Sometimes hummus is more than hummus.


Sometimes it’s your lifeline between lunch and dinner as you sit at your desk at 4pm with raging hanger coursing through your small intestine. (<–Been there. Daily.)

Sometimes it’s dinner,

a vehicle for pita chip consumption,

and/or a way to fake-out your Fitbit into thinking you’ve walked more than you have because it counts every hand-to-mouth movement as a step.

(No judgment.)

4 ways to use hummus

Mostly, if we’re being honest with ourselves…

….it’s all of the above.

And then some.


And then there are those rare kind of sometimes when we want hummus to be something other than hummus but we still want it to beΒ hummus.

It’s really a big mess of internal conflict, and when you become afflicted with it (which will inevitably happen when you eat hummus as much as I do), this salad is where you want to turn.

It’s basically your stereotypical Greek salad with fresh crunchy lettuce, chunks of cukes, bell peppers, cherry tomato halves, and as much feta as you can handle (my recommendation: lots), all topped with hummus dressing, which is basically hummus. But dressing. But still hummus.

You get where I’m going with this.

Just do it.


If you’re looking for other ways to diversify your hummus consumption experience, I wrote a whole post about ways to use hummus that do not include any sort of dipping (sorry Fitbit!) over at Oh My Veggies! Feel free to stop by and check it out!

Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing
Hummus becomes more than just a dip when you whisk it into a dressing and use it to top a Greek salad!
Yield: 6-8 servings
For the salad
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 10 oz butter lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz feta, crumbled
For the dressing
  • 10 oz hummus
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Arrange zucchini slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together the butter lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and cooked zucchini.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the hummus, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and sesame oil.
  5. Serve salad topped with hummus dressing.
I used Sabra's Supremely Spicy hummus to make this, but you can use whatever your favorite flavor is!

An Eats Well With Others original.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl

For more recipes that use hummus as more than just a dip, check out these:

roasted zucchini, garlic and basil hummus sandwiches

Roasted Zucchini, Garlic and Basil Hummus Sandwiches

vegan puffy tacos with cumin-spiced hummus

Vegan Puffy Tacos with Cumin-Spiced Hummus

hummus with ful

Hummus with Ful

From Around the Web:

Carrot Pancakes with Hummus and Feta Salad from Lisa is Cooking

Avocado Hummus Quinoa Burgers from Lemons for Lulu

Garden Hummus Pizza from Cheeky Kitchen

Hummus Cheesesteak Hoagies from Cooking Light

Chili-Spiced Tofu with Hummus from Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen


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65 Responses to Greek Salad with Hummus Dressing

  1. This salad looks amazing, Joanne! Greek food is some of my favourite- the dressing sounds divine!

  2. debbie says:

    Oh am i ever going to make this!!!! This looks terrific. I love hummus and just have to try it as a dressing. The salad is gorgeous too. You make everything look so good!

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    I feel ya with the feta! You can never add too much feta.
    The dressing looks great. πŸ™‚

  4. I seriously LOVE this idea of the hummus dressing! I eat salads all the time and am obsessed with hummus…so why not put the two together? And yes to the feta – lots of feta πŸ™‚

  5. That looks awesome! Love the hummus dressing, I usually put hummus on my salads anyway but I will have to try this variation sometime. πŸ™‚

  6. patsy says:

    Oh, this is a salad that I’d love to have in my fridge for munching! Looks delicious!

  7. Sues says:

    Why have I never thought to top Greek salad with hummus dressing? PERFECT idea!!

  8. Are you serious?!?! Hummus dressing?!? Why did I never think of this. LOVE it. I will definitely be trying this.

  9. This salad – AH!! I’m addicted to hummus, so much, and I always have leftovers. The dressing looks ridiculously good!

  10. Hummus is total dinner material, and I love it as a dressing. Genius!

  11. Zainab says:

    Who ever said hummus was boring? Love love this dressing idea and can’t wait to use my almost empty tub in the fridge in a non-pita related manner.

  12. Megan says:

    Another fabulous recipe! You have the best ideas. This combines so many of my favorite things in one bowl.

  13. I needed this recipe last week, Joanne, when I had lots of leftover hummus! Storing it away in my head for next time. Great idea! πŸ™‚

  14. I love hummus as a topping for greek salads, but i never thought to turn it into an actual dressing!

  15. What a great idea ! We had something like this in a restaurant and it was fabulous !

  16. I need an IV of sabra’s spicy hummus in me at all times. That stuff is my sustenance. This salad could very well become the only thing I need to eat for the rest of my life!

  17. Lynn says:

    I love the idea of hummus dressing that I can make at home. And I love Greek salad – definitely will make this.

  18. Lisa says:

    Adore this idea. Why not put hummus in a Greek salad? Highly creative Joanne.

  19. I love this cross culture salad! So yummmmmmm!

  20. Hummus dressing? You truly are a genius. My problem would be having any hummus leftover to use in a dressing. Guess I’ll have to portion out some for the purpose hah.

  21. This is so smart, salad dressing can be so boring, and I think the hummus makes the whole dish more satisfying, too.

  22. What a great idea! I love, love hummus! You’re a genius!

  23. Hummus dressing? Genius. Seriously.

  24. Pam says:

    What a great idea! I’ve never thought to use hummus in a salad dressing. The Greek salad looks delicious.

  25. Hummus dressing – oh goodness – I’m gonna have to put THIS on EVERYTHING!

  26. I love the idea of using hummus as a dressing! Also, whenever I pump my misto spray, I always get 30 more steps on the Fitbit.

  27. Kate says:

    I need you to stay out of my head. It’s creepy. Yesterday it was the corn chowder, now you’re posting a greek salad, when I’ll be making a greek salad this evening. And I already have hummus dressing in the fridge.

  28. Veronica says:

    My husband would marry me again if I made him this! He adores Greek salad, and since I love hummus, I’d probably marry myself if I made me this. I guess I’m going to make this and then go wedding dress shopping. πŸ˜€

  29. Josie says:

    What?! This is such an amazing idea! You’re such a smarty pants. Never mind that you’re getting your MD and PhD, turning hummus into a salad dressing is what impresses me πŸ˜‰

  30. Danguole says:

    Yesss! I already do this, but in a super haphazard, embarrassing way. All praise hummus.

  31. cheri says:

    Great salad Joanne, I can see this dressing drizzled over pizza, sandwiches and on pita too, love it!

  32. Meg says:

    Oh, I am ALL over this. Looks fantastic!

  33. Leah Davis says:

    Greek salad is hands down my favorite salad ever and I can’t wait to try this dressing!!

  34. I love Greek salad, which I was happily introduced to in Greece. I also love hummus.
    Sooooo I think we have a Good Deal here. I am going to sign up.

  35. why did i not think of this idea before? this is sooo going to happen.

  36. I really love how you used the hummus. I am more than happy to eat it up with lots of chips, but as a salad dressing sounds fantastic!

  37. Eileen says:

    Leftover hummus is not usually a thing that happens at our house — it’s more likely to be an emergency dinner than anything else — but I may have to reserve some for this delicious-sounding dressing. Yay!

  38. hummus dressing? You meant the stuff I stuff in my mouth everynight while cooking dinner can actually be apart of dinner:) LOVE IT

  39. What’s left over hummus? Ha. I kid. This is brilliant!!

  40. Johanna GGG says:

    Doesn’t a little of hummus with everything keep you healthy? Sylvia has a bad after school hummus and crackers habit that sometimes I join her in and it is one of my favourite summer lunches with some veg – so yes please to this salad. The only problem with it is that I rarely have any need to use up hummus because it just gets eaten so quickly πŸ™‚

  41. Ala says:

    I use hummus all the time as dressing on my salad–I love that we are on the same page!

  42. A fantastic salad, Joanne. I like to use hummus or other bean dips to make the salad dressing too.

  43. What a great use of hummus Joanne πŸ™‚

  44. Kelly says:

    This salad looks amazing! What a fantastic idea to use hummus as dressing! Love it and can’t wait to try that!

  45. Katerina says:

    As a Greek I appreciate all these flavors in this salad and i do love the addition of hummus!

  46. Hotly Spiced says:

    I can imagine this being very good at the end of a long hot day. Hummus is great any time and I love how you’ve added a bit of vinegar to make it into a dressing xx

  47. pragati says:

    Gorgeous!! I am so drooling! i have topped salad with hummus…especially at the Jason’s Deli salad bar..but never made such an elaborate dressing out of it..sure try next time, provided there is any hummus leftover!

  48. grace says:

    i find myself wishing there were different ways to consume hummus, yet i’ve never thought of using it in dressing. brilliant.

  49. elizabeth e says:

    this looks delicious! I love hummus, I love greek salad — why not combine the two?!

  50. Susan says:

    The spicy hummus dressing looks delicious on your Greek salad, Joanne. Great idea!

  51. I’m always finding ways to use leftover hummus in dishes… yet I have yet to add it to salad dressing. Great idea! One of my favorites as a college student was turning it into a creamy pasta sauce. My friends thought I was crazy.

  52. Reeni says:

    I never do anything with hummus other than eating it as a dip- clearly I’ve been missing out! What a delicious dressing for Greek salad! They were made for each other!

  53. what a great idea to use hummus as a salad dressing (almost)! love it. i’ve been inhaling greek salad all summer long.

  54. tigerfish says:

    Yeah! I love hummus as the dressing. Why not? πŸ™‚

  55. Isadora says:

    Hummus dressing is one of the best things I have ever heard of! Seriously, it is 9 at night and I want to make a salad right now just so I can eat some hummus dressing!

  56. You just blew my mind with this hummus dressing. YES!

  57. Courtney says:

    This is genius. Anything that gets me to eat even more hummus than I already do is nothing less.

  58. Becky says:

    Joanne, Making your greek salad for a Halloween party and wondering if the dressing should only be applied just before serving. Will it wilt lettucesalad too much if applied couple hours before serving?

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