TBH, there’s nothing wrong with tried-and-true carrots and celery. But we can all agree that after a while the combo feels a tad...uninspired. Take this gluten-free gift from the gods (yes, we’re talking about Boar’s Head Hummus) and couple it with something new and exciting for a change. Whether it’s for a game day viewing party or a WFH snack, blended chickpeas are more versatile than you ever thought and should thus be treated as such. Here, seven genius hummus pairings you probably haven’t thought of yet.

Hummus Pairings traditional
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1. Pizza + Traditional Hummus

Before you throw your laptop out the window in the name of inimitable red sauce, hear us out. Instead of marinara, spread a thin layer of Boar's Head Traditional Hummus on dough, then all of your favorite toppings (we suggest feta, kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes and red onions). Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, and bon appetit—you’ve got a crowd-pleasing Mediterranean-style pie, no Tums required.

Hummus Pairings dark chocolate
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2. Fruit + Graham Crackers + Dark Chocolate Hummus

Dessert’s best-kept secret: Boar's Head Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus. Exhibit A: One fine evening this editor got her hands on the stuff and by morning it was gone. Of course, there were friends helping out, but it’s seriously delicious and a lot less guilt-inducing than a pint of ice cream. Give it a shot by dipping fruit (berries, apples and bananas) or even graham crackers in the decadent stuff.

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3. Bagel + Everything Bagel Hummus

Sure, you could opt for the obvious: cream cheese on a bagel. But that’s a little too "been there, done that," don’t ya think? Instead, slather some Boar's Head Everything Bagel Hummus for a dairy-free upgrade to your weekend breakfast go-to. The delightful crisp of the toasted bagel and the savory flavor of everything bagel seasonings mixed with blended chickpeas is about to be your new brunch-at-home staple.

Hummus Pairings roasted red pepper
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4. Falafel + Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

A match made in heaven: Boar's Head Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and falafel. They’re both technically chickpea-based, but their different flavors play well together, like a good Cab and a stinky cheese. The spices in the falafel (think: cumin, coriander and herbs) balance the sweetness of the roasted peppers and smoked paprika.

Hummus Pairings black bean
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5. Tortilla Chips + Black Bean Hummus

Swap the homemade guac or salsa (which, um, requires actual work) and go for something no-prep, like Boar's Head Black Bean Hummus. This version blends smooth black beans and creamy steamed chickpeas with chipotle and cumin, which is then topped with a zesty black bean and corn salsa. Scoop it into a bowl and no one will ever even know you didn’t make your own seven-layer dip.

Hummus Pairings roasted garlic
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6. Bell Pepper Sticks + Roasted Garlic Hummus

Everyone knows when you’re cooking with garlic: the smell hits you like a wall when you walk into the kitchen. The idea of pairing something with Boar's Head Garlic Hummus is to pick a food that won’t compete for attention. Enter: Sweet bell pepper sticks, which serve as tiny canoe-shaped vehicles for the creamy chickpea dip.

Hummus Pairings kalamata olive tapenade
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7. Multigrain Crackers + Olive Hummus

Two essential ingredients of a good cheese board, crackers and olives, don’t need dairy to party together. Pair Boar's Head Olive Tapenade Hummus and multigrain crackers for all the best flavors of charcuterie (salt, garlic, herbs and butter from the cracker) with none of the assembly work.

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