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Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing has olives, capers, and Feta and this salad combination is vegetarian and gluten-free. 

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I first made this Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing a few years ago on a Saturday when I hadn’t gone to the grocery store all week, and wanted to find something more interesting to eat than plain romaine lettuce salad. Luckily I found the a big tub of Hummus from Costco and remembered a recipe where hummus is blended with lemon juice and olive oil to make a unique dressing.  This recipe turned out to be a salad that tastes of everything that’s complex and interesting about Mediterranean flavors, and it’s been repeated many times since then.

The inspiration for the dressing of hummus, olive oil, and lemon juice came from a cookbook called Fiber Boost (affiliate link), given to me by the author, Amy Snider. There are all kinds of things you could add to this salad that I didn’t happen to have in the refrigerator, but even with the bare-bones Mediterranean ingredients I had on hand, this was delicious.


Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing, Olives, Capers, and Feta found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Make Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. I used the bowl attachment of my Immersion Blender (affiliate link) to combine the hummus, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the flavorful dressing. (You could also do this in a food processor, blender, or even stir it together by hand.)
  2. I used three of my favorite ingredients for this salad: capers, Kalamata olives, and Feta cheese.
  3. I chopped the romaine lettuce and washed it with the salad spinner.
  4. Toss the lettuce with desired amount of the hummus dressing.
  5. Then add the capers, Kalamata olives, and crumbled Feta and toss again.
  6. Serve right away for a salad that’s really a wow!

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This is great for an easy side-dish salad for any meal with Mediterranean flavors!

More Mediterranean Flavors:

Mediterranean Lettuce Salad with Purslane and Mint from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mediterranean Orzo Salad from Andrea Meyers
Mediterranean Tostadas with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing also has olives, capers, and Feta cheese, and this is a great salad combo.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup prepared or homemade hummus
  • 2 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt, fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chopped and washed romaine lettuce
  • 4 oz. crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup capers
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Instructions

  1. Combine hummus, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in food processor or the bowl of an Immersion Blender (affiliate link) and buzz a few times to mix well. (This could also be mixed by hand.)
  2. Chop romaine lettuce and wash in salad spinner and spin dry (or wash and dry with paper towels.)
  3. Crumble the Feta, cut olives in half, and measure out the capers.
  4. Put lettuce in a bowl, add about desired amount of dressing, and stir to coat lettuce with dressing.
  5. Add capers, Kalamata olives, and crumbled Feta and toss again.
  6. In the book, Amy’s salad had grape tomatoes and red onion rings.
  7. Other things you could add include diced cucumber, chopped red bell peppers, boiled eggs, shrimp, cooked asparagus, or canned tuna.
  8. The dressing keeps well in the refrigerator for more than a week.

Notes

This salad combination created by Kalyn with dressing adapted from Fiber Boost (affiliate link) by Amy Snider.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 947mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 6gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet  / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing, Olives, Capers, and Feta approved for all phases of the South Beach Diet. The dressing has hummus, which does have some carbs, but amount you’re eating in one serving is really small so I would still consider this a pretty low-carb salad.

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Historical Notes for This Recipe:
Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing was updated in 2012 and again in 2020.)

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    40 Comments on “Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing”

  1. I like the sound of artichoke hearts in this!

  2. This dressing sounds yummy! I also like artichoke hearts in my Greek salad.

  3. Vanessa, thanks. I am crazy about this dressing!

  4. I love mediterranean salad and using hummus as a dressing is such a wonderful idea!

  5. I bet red pepper hummus would be great in this. It's still one of my favorite salads, even after all this time.

  6. Just made homemade hummus for the first time last night (Roasted Red Pepper–yum) and I'm so sorry there were no leftovers for salad dressing. Next time, then… And now I have a perfect excuse to make more hummus!

  7. Just made some hummus using garbanzo bean flour (from Bob's Red mill) & found your recipe for a hummus dressing – yum!! Added fresh basil from my CSA 'share' & used 1/2 coconut oil w/the olive – YUMMMY!
    I love tahini dressings, & hummus – so happy to find this recipe & your blog 🙂

    from the 'Vale'

  8. So glad you liked it! I love the addition of tuna to this salad too (and jicama and green onions also sound great!) I’m sure I’ll be trying your version with the tuna, thanks!

  9. YUM! We made this for dinner tonight and it was all I could do not to lick the plate! We also added some green onions, jicama and a can of albacore tuna from Costco. Which, according to my brother, the professional fisherman, is the only place to buy it. Thanks, Kalyn- I have a new summer favorite!

  10. Anonymous, I haven’t ever tried that type of red pepper hummus, but will look for it.

  11. I was wondering if anyone has been able to replicate the “Sabra, go mediterranean” brand, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus found at Costco. It’s very creamy, orangy-red in color, with a dollop of minced red pepper on top, slightly garlicky with a mild bite to it. I’d love to be able to make it at home.
    Ruth

  12. Anything in Mediterranean theme can appeal to me. Wonderful salad indeed!

  13. Sounds perfect for a Saturday – if you don’t gush, I will!

  14. I really like a super lemony hummus – putting it on salad makes a ton of sense and is a good way to use it up. I have hummus on toast with tomatoes for breakfast in the summer. Yum!

  15. Hi Everyone. I’m so glad people like the sound of this. When I first met Amy and she gave me the book, it was the first recipe I wanted to try. The combination is just so complex, I adored it. (I doubled the dressing recipe because I knew I’d want more!)

    AF, when I started categorizing my recipe in an organized way I was astonished to realize that I eat salad more than anything! Glad to hear you’re liking the salad recipes.

  16. Can’t wait to try this Kalyn! I’ve had the arugula with marinated artichoke hearts and more (with minor modifications) twice this week and loved it. Will try this and Jake’s Bengali red lentil curry dal this week. You are “re-enlivening” salads for me — thanks. Even though salads provide opportunities for endless creativity and variation I sometimes get in a rut with them and your recipes have been a breath of fresh air! Love pasta queen’s blog too.

  17. Oh yum!!! I LOVE hummus, so I would enjoy that very much.

  18. What a neat trick and all you owe it all to not grocery shopping! ho, ho.
    It does seem like it will be a great dressing.

  19. There’s something about hummus…It’s always just right! And it’s clearly a fav in the blogosphere these days…..Fiber over at 28 cooks has posted a recipe for her version of it. With all that hummus input, what’s a girl to do? I think it’s time to knuckle under and start eating it. 😉 And I love the idea of turning it into a dressing!

  20. I just love hummus-any flavor and time!