Let's talk apps. No, not phone apps... edible apps. Appetizers! Sometimes, I have those days where I don't want to end it with a big huge meal. And today is one of those days. After spending almost all of yesterday wading around in the heat out at Pease Park here in Austin for Eeyore's Birthday, I just don't feel much like indulging in full on meals today.
So, a selection of cool and fresh snack bites sounds PERFECT. With hummus being one of my favorite snacks, I thought it would be the perfect time to make this Loaded Hummus; filling enough to be a light meal and light enough not to weigh me down.
Now, usually, I'm more of a fan of making my own hummus, and I mean that. I've made a lot of hummus over the years. Such as Roasted Beet Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and even Avocado Hummus, just to name a few. However, I happened to try out a new 'sunflower seed' hummus from a local place here in Austin and it was so stellar that I wanted to use it here today while I"m being lazy AF.
By loading up this hummus with all these tasty bits, it not only makes it more hearty but also gives you a surprise and delight in every bite. It keeps it fun and interesting, instead of just a scoop of hummus on a crisp or a stick of celery, you get a scoop of awesome that ranges anywhere from olive to feta and back again.
While I used a pre-made hummus (that I love) I would definitely recommend making your own! The Roasted Red Pepper Hummus that I made before would be AMAZING as a loaded hummus. Plus, it's pretty quick and easy to make.
All in all, this is a pretty amazing way to eat hummus. I may never go back to mere hummus again!
TheSkinnyFork.com A hummus that's loaded to the max with things like feta, olives, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Serve it with some pita chips and fresh veggies for scooping! Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook time: 12 Hours
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: About 1/4 Cup • Calories: 98 • Fat: 6 g • Saturated Fat: 1 g • Carb: 9 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 1 g • Sodium: 180 mg
• 8 Oz. Hummus of Choice
• 2 Tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• A Few Pinches of Paprika
• 1/4 C. Crumbled Feta Cheese
• 1/4 C. Pitted Halved & Whole Mixed Olives
• 1/4 C. Cherry/Grape Tomatoes, Halved
• 1/4 C. Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans
Spread the 8 Oz. of your choice of hummus out on a serving plate. Top with 2 Tsp. extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika. Layer on the 1/4 C. crumbled feta, 1/4 C. olives, 1/4 C. tomatoes, and 1/4 C. chickpeas. Serve with your choice of scoopable veggies or cracker and enjoy right away!
Nutritional Claims: Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher