Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas that are flavored with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and tahini, but we're here to show you a few of our favorite ways to make hummus with a Southern spin. These recipes go way beyond classic hummus that uses chickpeas as the base and turns some of our favorite Southern ingredients into a delicious dip. We're talking classic favorites like boiled peanuts and black-eyed peas. Hummus is also an easy dip to make ahead of time for taking along to potlucks, tailgates, and dinner parties because it can be stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve. Plus, there is a wide variety of foods you can serve alongside your homemade hummus based on your personal taste including crudités, breads, crackers, and chips.
To help this hummus come together even faster and easier, you can skip the ham toppings if desired. Add water one tablespoon at a time to the food processor until the hummus reaches your desired consistency.