I tend to always make the same spreads to serve at parties. While they are crowd pleasers, they can be a bit boring after awhile so I like to change it up from time to time and this is an example of a dip that I make when I’m tired of making the usual ones.
Mix together 1/8 tsp. cumin and 1/2 cup of hummus. You can use homemade hummus or store bought. I usually use store bought hummus for this recipe (insert gasp here!) because I figure that if I’m going to go to all the trouble of making hummus myself, I really want people to be able to taste the full flavours!
Spread that onto a plate or serving platter. Top with 1 large tomato, seeded and cubed, 1/3 of a large English cucumber, diced (you can peel it or leave the skin on – I prefer leaving the skin on for the colour), and about 1/3 of a purple onion, diced.
At this point, your plate will look all colourful and beautiful and you can take a minute to admire your artwork.
Sprinkle with feta cheese, pepper, oregano, parsley, and sliced black olives. This is a nice healthy appetizer.
As for the rest of that cucumber, you can use it to make Tzatziki or Goat Cheese Topped Cucumbers. Depending on the size of your cucumber, you may even be able to make both! I love it when I can use the same ingredients to make multiple appetizers to serve at a get-together.
Serve the dip with pita wedges or pita chips. Your pita wedges can do double duty if you also serve some tzatziki or hummus at the same party.
If you’re wanting to serve this as a gluten free option, offer an alternative to the pita chips such as gluten free crackers or tortilla chips.
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- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/8 tsp. cumin
- 1 large tomato seeded and diced
- 1/3 large English cucumber diced
- 1/3 purple onion diced
- crumbled feta cheese
- sliced black olives
- Mix together the hummus and cumin.
- Spread it onto a plate.
- Top with diced tomato, cucumber and purple onion.
- Sprinkle with crumbled feta, black olives and spices.
- Serve with pita wedges or tortilla chips.