Mexican Style Hummus

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack…especially when served with friends and family!

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This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!Our house is a mess.  And it’s been a mess for about 5 months now.  Did I mention that Robbie is about 5 months old now?  Coincidence?  Think again.  As you parents out there already know, having a kid means saying goodbye to any sort of organization in your house.  We still do our best to keep everything clean, but there is just so much stuff now.  Stuff here.  Stuff there.  And it’s stuff we need!  

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!Heaven forbid we sit down to feed the little guy a bottle without a burp cloth, a pacifier and perhaps a toy nearby.  Oh, and he likes to sneeze…so a box of tissues needs to be present, too.  His crib?  It’s nice and bare inside, but there’s an entire ring of stuff right there nearby.  Extra pacifier for when he drops his under the bed in the middle of the night.  Extra burp cloths for, well, you know what for.  A pile of diapers, wipes, ointments and new outfits.  It’s kinda crazy!

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!My wife has always made fun of me for being such a scheduled person.  I have a schedule in my brain for the day, and that’s how I need the day to go.  Otherwise, the important stuff just doesn’t get done.  I’ve had to adjust that schedule concept slightly now that Robbie is around, though.  And by ‘adjust slightly,’ I really mean ‘throw schedule out entirely.’

You want to do dishes?  Better wait until he’s napping.  Oh, you thought you could sit down and eat dinner?  Nope!  There’s a certain baby who wants to be held instead.  And forget watching a tv show at the end of the night!  Needless to say, we’ve learned to adjust our schedules on the fly around here.  Sometimes it’s dinner at 5:30pm as Laura walks in the door from work.  Other times it’s dinner at 6:30 when Robbie is in his post-bottle trance.  And other times, it’s dinner at 7:45 once the little guy goes to bed.  It’s like playing roulette with dinner times.  You never know where that ball is gonna stop!

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!We’ve become quite adept at reheating dinner.  I’m ok with that.  As long as Laura and I can sit down to a (mostly) hot meal together at some point in the evening, then I call that a success.  But that also means that we’ve become quite adept at dinner snacks.  What is a dinner snack, you ask?  Well, it’s that meal before the meal.  It’s that relaxed time when we can chat about how each other’s day went.  Sometimes we’ll pour a glass of wine while we stand in the kitchen grazing.  More often, we stand in the kitchen grazing with a squawking baby in one hand.  And we wouldn’t have it any other way!

One of our favorite dinner snacks is hummus.  We almost always keep a container of Sabra hummus in the fridge for those nights when dinner is gonna be, um, a little delayed.  We also love tacos around our house.  As I’ve pointed out before, tacos are quick and easy…and they’re the perfect vehicle for all sorts of leftovers.  The other day, I thought it might be fun to combine the taco concept with hummus.  I grabbed a container of Sabra’s Classic Hummus and then I added a variety of toppings.  Black beans, corn, salsa and chopped cilantro.  Oh, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.  Talk about a fun way to step up that unofficial meal before the meal!

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!Sabra makes a huge variety of hummus flavors, and I’m thinking this Mexican Style Hummus would also be pretty tasty using the Jalapeno Hummus.  Or the Supremely Spicy Hummus if you like it hot, hot, hot!  Truthfully, that dinner snack time is one of my favorite times of the day.  It’s our chance to relax  and catch up with each other.  Even if we’re holding Robbie in one hand while snacking on Mexican Style Hummus with the other hand.
This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!I’ve gotten used to the clutter around our house now.  At any given time, the island in the center of our kitchen has no less than 2 binkies, 3 burp cloths and an assortment of random toys.  Note the moose in the back of the photo above.  That’s how we roll around here.  Moose and all.

How do you celebrate the #UnofficialMeal?

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!

Mexican Style Hummus

This Mexican Style Hummus makes for a delicious late afternoon snack...especially when served with friends and family!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 58kcal



  • Transfer hummus into a medium bowl.
  • Place black beans in center of container of hummus. Arrange corn around beans, and then spoon salsa around the corn.
  • Sprinkle top of hummus with chopped cilantro, and then squeeze lime wedges on top.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

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    1. I do indeed know how much you love Mexican, Dannii! With Cinco de Mayo coming up, the interwebs are gonna be full of delicious Mexican recipes. I can’t wait! Thank you so much! 🙂

  1. Haha – I so remember those early years with Lil Shashi – my house was always a mess – and SHE only seemed to amass more stuff as she went through her toddler years – in fact, I think it wasn’t till her later teen years that she finally started de-cluttering! 🙂
    As for dinner snacks – or #unofficialmeal(s) – that happens way too often – especially those days I come home early and Lil Shashi and standing around the kitchen island chatting it up – and dude, this is one snack we could be so down with! What a brilliant idea to salsa-bean-up Sabra! Brilliant!

    1. Wait. There’s more stuff coming? That’s it. We need a bigger house now. Between the dog toys all over the floor and Robbie’s stuff all over the counters and tables…I have no room left for my hummus! Haha…just kidding. There’s always room for hummus. 🙂

  2. Sounds like you guys are really busy!! Your hummus recipe sounds delicious. Sometimes hubby and I like to graze, too….just have pickie food and a glass of vino. Sometimes we aren’t in the mood to make a big meal and this fits the bill perfectly. Yay for easy dinners, right?! Speaking of the moose in the photo, I made moose bourguignon this past weekend and it turned out delish. Have a great week, David!

    1. I like that, Dawn…’pickie food.’ Sometimes those are the best nights. We’ll occasionally do that for dinner during the summer and then especially around the holidays. Plus, I’m all about some easy dinners! Wait. You made moose bourguignon? I didn’t even know that was a thing! Count me as impressed!

  3. Hi David! What an quick and delicious snack! We like to have a drink and snack around 4:00 in the afternoon and this would be perfect! You think your house is cluttered now, wait til Robbie is walking and helping to spread his stuff everywhere! 🙂

    1. Yeah, that’s a good point, Dorothy. Robbie’s stuff is scattered everywhere right now…but it stays were we put it. I can’t imagine what it’ll be like once he starts moving stuff around on his own. But by then, I can start teaching him chores (i.e. clean up your toys), right? 🙂

  4. Hummus is my favorite side for evening crackies. You reminded me of pleasant memories of me and my kids sitting around with croquettes and hummus. Corn and beans are good addons i will do add next time

    1. Yes! Definitely try some of these additions on top of hummus next time, Smitha. They are quick and easy, and it makes for one delicious snack! Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. oh joy parenthood… Glad I don’t have kids yet. On the upside you have a kid smiling at you at times, that’s quite priceless. I like the idea of a mexican hummus dip. I wonder how our israeli friends would take this version, I bet they would enjoy it.

    1. Hey there, Helene! Yup, the smiling kid is priceless. It makes you forget all of the sleepless nights and general lack of organization in your life. It’s like one gigantic balancing act! That’s a good point…I wonder if your Israeli friends would take to a Mexican-themed hummus? I mean it is hummus, and it is delicious! Give it a shot! 🙂

    1. Hey Celeste! It’s been a long time, friend! 🙂 Yes, Sabra hummus is a go-to snack around our house, and the ‘taco’ toppings were a fun way to mix it up. I hope you are doing well!

    1. You are totally right, Rahul. I’ve heard it said that days with a child are long, but the months and years are short. Robbie is 5 months old today, and I swear it seems like yesterday when we walked in the door with him. As far as the hummus, some chopped jalapenos would also go great with these toppings. Excellent idea!

  6. lol Robbie loves sneezing. Geeze, couldn’t he have a different hobby.

    I can only imagine how hectic it all is (moose and all lol!) and what a perfection reason to enjoy hummus as a meal- This looks boss mate! I think it should totally be official. Blog post official.

    1. I know, right. The kid loves to sneeze. It’s like his thing. We definitely need to teach him a new habit. Like baking. Or cleaning up after himself. 🙂 This hummus was indeed boss. A nice, easy meal on our hectic weeknights…and the moose made for a great dinner companion.

  7. It sounds like little Robbie is progressing along wonderfully! The best is yet to come, can you say terrible twos-eeeeek! By the way, love the dip and little Robbie has totally upgraded your prop game; Mr. Moose is too cute! 🙂

    1. Oh geez…don’t remind me of the terrible two’s, Tonya! My niece just turned two last week..and woah. She’s a little bit insane right now. Hah! Robbie totally photo-bombed this hummus picture with his moose. But that’s how we roll around here these days. You can’t ever have enough props, right? 🙂

  8. Tiny bundles of ‘joy’ that turn your live upside down 😉 I am impressed how you still manage to make healthy dips and meals and blog about it! Love the toys in the background of your last shot – it looks like you had a little bit of help there. Your hummus looks delicious – I could dip everything into hummus ♡

    1. You’ve got that one right, Miriam. Life turned upside down. Upside down AND inside out. But somehow we just rise to the challenge! I definitely had a bit of help with that last photo…although I think Robbie was complaining about missing his moose. Haha! Thank you so much for the kind words!

  9. David, this is weird, but the situation you’ve described is very similar to our. And please note we don’t have any Robbie around here. Andrey sais I make all this mess, but it’s impossible, you know that, don’t you? Is it possible that Robbie sneaks into our house while you’re resting/having dinner/watching your tv show and helps to disorganize our place? I think it sounds rather plausible:) I like hummus, and honestly, it’s rather hard to surprise me with the flavor/toppings, but that happened today! Mexican style hummus sounds and looks delicious!

    1. So Andrey is comparing you to Robbie? That’s not fair! There’s no way you cry as much as Robbie…well, I hope not at least. Haha! 🙂 I think Robbie is to blame here. He’s the one that’s sneaking up there making a mess of your place. But I don’t understand this concept of “resting/having dinner/watching tv.” I knew that was pre-Robbie. But post-Robbie? Yeah, not so much. Haha! Hummus is definitely one of our go-to snacks around here, and these ‘taco toppings’ were a fun addition for sure!

  10. Babies are great. It’s amazing how fast they grow up. I remember those days when our kids were little, now they are all adults and I have to grandbabies. I love this Mexican style hummus. Sounds delicious. I am sure my family would love it.

    1. They really are great, Dawn! I mean there’s all the crying and sleepless nights, but then a little smile just makes you forget the fact that you had 3 hours of sleep last night. This hummus is super tasty…and it makes one great dinner snack (or even dinner if you do an “appetizer night” like we sometimes do)! 🙂

  11. haha It was so nice reading your post! Looks like you and your wife are keeping busy! But it must be so totally worth it and the way you’ve described your son’s activities makes me think of how adorable he is!!!! 😀 This hummus is a real winner! Mexican flavors are so bold and delicious, perfect for a blank canvas like hummus! I can’t wait to try!

    1. Hah…keeping busy is putting it mildly, Samina. Every day is an adventure, but it’s a fun adventure! But by the end of the day, we really look forward to grabbing a delicious snack (and a glass of wine). 🙂

    1. Hah! He can’t even talk yet (or crawl for that matter) and he’s in charge? But you’re totally right, Kathy! 🙂 Thank you!

  12. Hi there, David! Love your Mexican take on the Unofficial Meal! And congratulations on your (mostly) new little dude. Here’s to be flexible with schedules, to moose on the counter and to hummus to graze upon!

    1. Thank you so much, Jenni! Moose on the countertops (and elephants on the floor) have become commonplace around our house…and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂 I appreciate you leaving a comment!

  13. While I don’t have any kids running around the two dogs take up a lot of my time. I don’t know how you do it all Dave, kudos to you two. I’d graze on this and it’s perfect for your new current life change in the house. I love to snack and sometimes that and a few other items end up being a meal. Right?

    1. Oh, I definitely appreciate the time that the dogs take. I know that one quite well, too. To be honest, I’m not sure how I’m doing it either. But we keep taking it one step at a time…that, and 8:00pm bedtimes because we are so wiped out. Hah!

    1. We love Mexican food around here, too, Kushi! It’s just so darned delicious! This was a fun way to create a solid snack as we love hummus, too. 🙂

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