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Hummus Dressing

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This easy hummus dressing is made with simple ingredients in just a couple of minutes! It’s a flavor filled topping for your salads or veggie bowls.

Bowl of garden salad with a cup of hummus dressing in it with bowl of hummus and lemon half in the background.

I love making my own oil-free and low-fat salad dressings. Most of my dressings require blending things in a high speed blender, but not this hummus dressing.

This salad dressing comes together in just a few minutes by shaking the ingredients together in a mason jar or even whisking them in a small bowl. It’s a great way to use up leftover hummus. And this hummus salad dressing recipe is dairy-free, oil-free, and gluten-free.

My family used to love the hummus dressing that was sold at Trader Joe’s. This dressing was discontinued years ago, so I don’t exactly remember the taste. But this creamy hummus dressing is so delicious, I don’t miss that one any more.

It’s perfect for when you need a dressing at the last minute, but this creamy salad dressing is one you’ll want to make frequently. And it’s easy to double or triple the recipe.

This WFPB salad dressing is creamy, nutritious, and so delicious! I love drizzling it over salads, roasted veggies, and grain bowls. It pairs well with my Oil Free Falafel on a mezze platter, in a salad, or in a wrap.

Ingredients for this hummus dressing recipe

Labeled ingredients for hummus dressing.
  • Oil-free hummus – I like to use a homemade hummus for this recipe. My Oil Free Hummus or my Roasted Garlic Hummus are delicious options, but feel free to use your favorite hummus.
  • Dijon mustard – adds a subtle tang and additional creaminess to the recipe. You can substitute with yellow mustard or spicy mustard.
  • Lemon juice – fresh lemon juice is best, but bottled will also work. You can also use apple cider vinegar, if you like.
  • Maple syrup – to add a bit of sweetness and balance the acidity of the dressing.
  • Onion powder and Black pepper – for additional flavor.
  • Water – enough to thin to your desired consistency

How to make this salad dressing

This hummus dressing couldn’t be easier to make!

Ingredients for hummus dressing in a small jar.
Jar of hummus dressing.

Just put all the ingredients in a jar, put the lid on, and give it a shake until it is combined. This method is great for easy cleanup, since there’s no need to dirty a blender or food processor.

For the best consistency, start with just a little water and add more until you reach your desired consistence.

Taste the dressing and add additional lemon juice or salt to taste.

Hummus dressing dripping from a spoon held over a jar next to a bowl of garden salad.


Feel free to experiment by adding fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro, a touch of lemon zest for extra zing, or even a dash of hot sauce if you’re feeling adventurous.

You can also vary the flavor of the hummus for a different hummus salad dressing taste. How about roasted red pepper hummus or spicy hummus?

Bowl of salad tossed with hummus dressing.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve it over salad. It’s especially good on greek salad and falafel salads.
  • Use this creamy dressing for a pasta salad dressing.
  • Drizzel it over Roasted Veggies or baked tofu.
  • Reduce the amount of water and use as a dipping sauce for raw veggies.
  • Use it in pitas and wraps.

Frequently asked questions

How long does this hummus salad dressing last?

Store this dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Are there any store-bought brands of hummus that are oil-free?

Most store-bought hummus contains oil, but a couple of oil-free brands are Cedar’s Fat & Oil Free Original and Oasis Zero Fat Original.

Large bowl of garden salad with a small cup of hummus dressing sitting in it.

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Cup of hummus dressing in a large bowl of garden salad.

Easy Hummus Dressing

Teresa Sklenicka
This easy hummus dressing is made with simple ingredients in just a couple of minutes! It's a flavor filled topping for your salads or veggie bowls.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 8.4 kcal


  • ½ cup oil-free hummus
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water or enough to thin to your preference


  • Add all ingredients to a small jar. Seal the jar with a lid and shake to mix.
  • Taste and add more salt or pepper to taste.


Calories: 8.4kcalCarbohydrates: 9.7gProtein: 3.3gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 223.6mgPotassium: 69.3mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 3.3gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 3.32mgCalcium: 21.91mgIron: 0.62mg
Keyword Oil Free, Quick & Easy, salad dressing, Vegan
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By on September 3rd, 2023

About Teresa Sklenicka

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