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Easy Hummus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing on salad
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4.08 from 25 votes

Easy Zesty Hummus Vinaigrette

Hummus vinaigrette salad dressing is a snap to make. It's delicious on all kinds of salads, from naked greens to those summery bean and grain salads you take to potlucks. Makes about 1 1/4 cups dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: hummus, salad dressing
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 107kcal


  • ¾ cup hummus, homemade or purchased
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot (see note)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika, optional (see note)
  • Pinch cayenne pepper


  • Whisk the hummus and water together in a bowl.
  • Add the minced shallot and apple cider vinegar.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until all of the oil is mixed in.
  • Whisk in the maple syrup, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.


  • I used roasted red pepper hummus to make this recipe, which lent the dressing an inviting rosy color. When I make this dressing with classic hummus, I whisk in the paprika. 
  • If you don’t have shallots, substitute a minced clove of garlic.
  • 2 tablespoons of hummus is 1 gram of protein
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini is 6 grams protein
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas is 20 grams protein


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg