Three Takes On: Hummus

Three Takes On offers several different versions of the same classic dish. This month: hummus.

White Bean Hummus

White Bean Hummus

University of Kansas, Lawrence

Janna Traver, executive chef and assistant director for the University of Kansas dining services, uses a wide variety of hummus recipes and spreads. Last school year, Traver went so far as to offer a hummus of the day, including this white bean version. Although the program was discontinued, hummus continues to be a favorite among the university’s diners. “Currently our hummus is made starting with dried organic beans that are cooked and then processed in the traditional method,” she says.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mead School District, Washington

Mead School District found a way to save costs and add hummus to its menu. “Tahini paste is expensive, so one of our assistant managers, Mary Epley, came up with this recipe that omits it and still tastes great,” says Child Nutrition Director Kim Elkins. The district uses the hummus in wraps for a veggie option or as a veggie dip.  

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Black-eyed Pea Hummus with Pita Chips

Kimble's Events by Design, Georgia

Kimble’s Events by Design is a food management company with B&I and college accounts in Georgia. This hummus recipe, which features black-eyed peas, is a favorite for the company’s Southern guests. Featuring fresh ingredients and fried pita wedges, this hummus is simple to make and works well for serving a large number of people. 

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