This Hummus Chicken Salad recipe uses hummus instead of mayonnaise. It’s a fun – and delicious – twist on a classic recipe!
Ah, to toast or not to toast. That is the question. With apologies to William Shakespeare, I’m twisting his famous line from Hamlet. While I don’t typically stand around quoting Shakespeare in my kitchen, I do have the internal ‘toast or not toast’ debate whenever I make a chicken salad sandwich.
Chicken salad stuffed between two slices of a good soft bread (especially bread packed with grains and seeds) is fantastic. But then again chicken salad stuffed between two slices of lightly toasted bread (especially bread packed with grains and seeds) is also fantastic. How am I supposed to choose!?
Hummus Chicken Salad
All joking aside, I do love a good chicken salad sandwich. And this Hummus Chicken Salad? It just took chicken salad up to a whole new level for me! Instead of using mayonnaise as the binder, this Hummus Chicken Salad uses…yup, you guessed it…hummus. The hummus adds such a unique flavor twist to a recipe that is already delicious to begin with!
I used the classic hummus flavor for these Hummus Chicken Salad Sandwiches, and it was delicious. However, now I want to make this recipe again and play around with different flavors of hummus. A roasted garlic hummus or a roasted red pepper hummus would both be excellent choices! Even something like an olive tapenade hummus might be fun here…if you like olives, of course.
Years ago, I made chicken salad using canned, shredded chicken. It was nice and easy, and I almost always had the necessary ingredients on hand. Then I discovered grilled chicken salad where you grill the chicken and then shred it. Delicious! Then I realized that I could just use chopped rotisserie chicken. Easy? Check. Delicious? Check. I’m in!
A batch of this Hummus Chicken Salad comes together in about 10 minutes. Yup, that’s it. It just requires a bit of chopping, a bit of mixing and then off to the refrigerator it goes. And let me tell ya – knowing that I’ve got a hummus chicken salad sandwich waiting for me at lunch makes the morning go by a lot faster!
I hope you enjoy this chicken salad as much as we do here in our house. Whether you toast the bread or not, this recipe makes for some fantastic sandwiches! Enjoy!
Did you make a batch of this Hummus Chicken Salad at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!
Hummus Chicken Salad
- 2 cups shredded chicken see note
- ¾ cup hummus I used plain, but other flavors could work here, too.
- ½ cup finely diced celery ~2 stalks
- ½ cup finely diced red onion
- ¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- ½ Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- lettuce for sandwiches
- grain bread or croissants for sandwiches
- Using a large bowl, add all ingredients (shredded chicken, hummus, celery, red onion, bell pepper, mustard, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper); stir until well combined.
- Refrigerate until cold.
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