Hummus Maki


Back when I was still living at my parents’ house, my sister decided she liked hummus. So, of course, she had my parents go to Trader Joe’s and buy her some. At the time I tried some, and I hated it. I thought that was it for me and hummus.

A few months ago, Son and I went to Costco. Now, everyone knows that the best part about Costco (aside from the great prices and $1.50 hot dog and drink combo) are the samples! One of the samples they were offering that day was hummus. On a whim, I tried some, and it was really good! We ended up not buying any that day, which was disappointing.

Later that week, I went to my local farmer’s market. It’s a five-minute walk from my apartment, so it’s super easy for me to get there, as long as I can get up before noon on a Saturday morning! (Which, for me, is quite a feat indeed!) As I explored the different offerings, lo and behold, they had not one, but two hummus stands there! I tried a sample from one of the stands, and I was sold. Almost every week since then, I have been buying their garlic and chives hummus, along with some garlic and herb pita chips to go along with them. (Can you tell we like garlic? 😀 )

And then, a couple of weeks ago, I had a stroke of genius. Okay fine, so it wasn’t my stroke of genius, but I’ve looked everywhere and can’t for the life of me remember who told me about this. Anyways, the stroke of genius was… hummus in sushi! More specifically, red and orange bell peppers and hummus in sushi. Which is amazing. Er, amazingly delicious! If you like hummus, and bell peppers, I definitely recommend making this! It’s especially great for vegetarians (and I believe it’s also vegan, but that might depend on the type of hummus you use? I’m not entirely sure.) plus it’s not one of those bland, I’m-trying-to-make-something-for-vegetarians-but-failing-miserably dishes.

  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 2 bell peppers, any color
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Wash bell peppers.
  3. Remove stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell peppers.
  4. Slice the bell peppers into strips.
  5. Roll the sushi, using about a tablespoon of hummus and a few strips of bell pepper as your fillings.

Serving Size: 1 roll Hummus Maki

  • Calories: 153
  • Fat: 2g, 2% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 0g, 1% DV
  • Cholesterol: 0mg, 0% DV
  • Sodium: 587mg, 24% DV
  • Total Carbohydrates: 31g, 10% DV
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g, 11% DV
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 4g, 7% DV
  • Vitamin A: 40%
  • Vitamin C: 120%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 6%
  • Magnesium: 4%
  • Potassium: 4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.

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18 thoughts on “Hummus Maki”

  1. Yvo -

    I’m not going to try to take credit, but it may have been me. I made fake sushi rolls (using wrap “bread”) for bento before using hummus and assorted veggies 🙂 red pepper and possibly asparagus I think? It was a while ago. I LOVE hummus, and one of the best things about Costco is actually also their hummus prices, my FAVE brand of hummus (Sabra; theirs is the creamiest and probably has the most oil to achieve that creamy consistency) and type (roasted pine nut) is like $6 for a giant tub of the stuff (34 ounces I believe) when the 17 oz. container is usually $4-5 itself at regular supermarkets 😀 I’m so glad you gave it another try! You know, it’s annoying how expensive hummus is too since it’s super cheap to make. Once I get a food processor, totally going to start making my own 😉

  2. Allison -

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was you. 🙂 Hummus is so so so yummy! 😀 I definitely need to start making it myself, considering how quickly I go through it. 😛

  3. Melissa Donovan -

    Yum! I am a huge fan of hummus. I’m not sure about eating it in sushi. Is that tasty? Ah well, I would certainly give it a try. Good thing I just ate or I’d have to make a hummus run 😉

  4. Allison -

    If you like hummus and you like sushi, you’ll be surprised at how good hummus sushi is! Not your typical sushi, but still pretty good. 🙂

  5. Allison -

    Well, technically mine isn’t store bought… I get it from the farmer’s market near me. 🙂 I much prefer it to the store bought stuff. Eventually, I do want to make my own, so perhaps that’s a project for this summer. 😀

  6. emma -

    it’s weird how there are so many variations even among storebought brands. i am a huge fan of TJ but their hummus is pretty lackluster, altho their babaganoush ain’t bad iirc. of the storeboughts, i found the sabra chunky hummus to be the best. my brother likes to eat it on mini sourdough pretzel bites, sometimes with a dash of sriracha on top. he’s very ecumenical 🙂

  7. Katrina -

    Saw your post about hummus and sushi (two of my favorite foods) and I had to give this a try. In a word: YUM!! Making hummus is super-easy too. I used the recipe from Cook’s Illustrated magazine (which has a couple of variations, including roasted garlic and roasted red pepper, which I plan to try) The key is to make certain the hummus is silky-smooth and not grainy. And my three-year old helped me make the maki and eagerly gobbled a ton up!

  8. Allison -

    emma – We just got some of the Sabra garlic hummus from Costco. It’s pretty good, but I think I prefer the hummus that we get from our farmer’s market. However, when we can’t get to the farmer’s market, it’s the next best thing! I’ve found that bagel chips are also really good with hummus!

    Katrina – Awesome! I really do need to start making my own hummus… everyone says it is so easy! I’m glad to hear that both you and your three-year-old liked the sushi!

  9. Dave -

    I tried this out last night and thought it was great. I’m going to try another batch in a couple of days and try lightly cooking the bell peppers in some Mirin to soften them up a bit. Rolling with the peppers was a bit tough since they were rigid.

  10. Allison -

    Yay! I’m glad you liked it! I sliced the bell pepper into thin slices, so rolling it wasn’t a problem, but your idea is great, especially for people who would prefer a softer consistency to their sushi!

  11. Cartoonbype -

    I love making my own vegan sushi. I like to ring the changes by using quinoa and stick it together with mashed avocado, or use homemade hummus as a binding agent. Then you can add your fillings. Brilliant!