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Hummus Sauce!

Hummus Sauce2 ways!

Nope, that wasn’t a misprint! Remember the stash of Hummus Roots sent me…

Roots Hummus

Well…a quantity as large as that warrants experimentation! And experimentation has been happening a plenty at our abode!

First I made these flavor packed Hummus Scones, then I made this Hummus Chicken Curry and today I have 2 versions of this hummus sauce that I used to top off a quinoa bake and a head of cauliflower, to share with yall for WIAW!

Thank You Jenn aka the queen of chicken fried tofu for hosting!


But before I get to the food for your belly, I have to share this story..this food for your soul!


Perusing the news yesterday, I came across This Story of 13 year old Jayci Glover, a Utah native who has been fighting a form of terminal lymphoma for the past year. When she was approached by the “Make A Wish Foundation“, her request left me teary eyed! Instead of requesting a vacation, electronic item or even a celebrity visit for herself, young Jayci requested that the Foundation provide a new scoreboard for the gym in her hometown high school which would benefit so many others! Such selflessness at such a young age inspite of her troubles – just simply – WOW!

Moving onto Hummus Sauce...

quinoa bake with hummus sauce
quinoa bake

The sauce for the quinoa bake was inspired by Mike @ TheIronYou’s version of “Bruschetta Quinoa Casserole. As my love for cheese is totally unrequited, (I love it but it so does NOT love me), I figured I would experiment with creating a hummus sauce to get it to bake up a tad creamy to resemble cheese. Aaaannnd, after a couple of tries – this “cheesy” hummus sauce was born!

Quinoa Bake with Hummus Sauce

Quinoa Bake with Hummus Sauce


For Quinoa & Veggie Layers

  • Red Quinoa 1 cup
  • 2 cups water
  • I onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • couple handfuls of broccoli spears
  • 1/2 cup or corn, I used frozen
  • salt and pepper

For the Hummus Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Roots Original Hummus
  • 1 tablespoon Roots Roasted Garlic Hummus or Thai Coconut Curry Hummus
  • pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375

For the quinoa/veggies

  1. Cook the quinoa in 2 ups water for 15 minutes,and when cooked place into the bottom of a baking dish
  2. While quinoa is cooking, saute onions,garlic and ginger till golden
  3. Add the veggies and season with salt and pepper and then layer on top of quinoa

For the Hummus Sauce

  1. Coat a pan with olive oil
  2. Add in the other ingredients, using a whisk to constantly beat the mixture so no lumps form as contents heat up.
  3. Pour over the quinoa & veggie layers and bake for 15 minutes - till sauce is thickened.


The first time I made this sauce, I used Roots Thai Coconut Curry Hummus and it tasted heavenly, however, I didn't add enough coconut milk and the sauce was not as creamy. I was out of Thai coconut curry hummus, so used the roasted garlic one for the next couple of tries.

Did you make this recipe?

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Some of my other eats for the day were a lonesome strawberry pancake sans the chocolate sauce, some roasted carrots and parsnips and some oatmeal!


I have one more recipe: a lentil (or dal) and tofu stew using Root Hummus to share with yall …sooon!

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What’s your favorite hummus (brand &/or flavor)?

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Wednesday 26th of February 2014

Hummus sauce sounds great, definitely worth a try for this hummus fiend here. I won't buy hummus though... it's such a simple thing to make and so quick. The markup on store stuff is insane. You could make 10 times the quantity for the cost of a pot of it, although I might be tempted by one of the "fancier" flavours... thai coconut curry for example.


Thursday 27th of February 2014

You are right Charles, but the flavored ones are very hard for me to duplicate - like the thai coconut curry and chipotle - so so good!

helene dsouza

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

I am so curious what the hummus form that brand tastes like. Unfortunately I doubt those are available here. Although Indians do love hummus in Goa. =) Thanks for sharing your hummus sauce. It's brilliant!

Julia |

Thursday 20th of February 2014

Love the idea of quinoa and hummus sauce, especially with Thai flavors. That sounds so yum and healthy, too!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

Thursday 20th of February 2014

You are so imaginative! What a fabulous range of uses for hummus! :D


Thursday 20th of February 2014

I was just at Whole Foods earlier today and bought their Lima Bean Hummus: it is our very favorite! These are wonderful ideas: thank you!