Chunky Greek Hummus Plate

Hi Friends!

Just popping in with a quick post today. As you know, this weekend is Memorial Day weekend. If I had to guess, I’d say many of you will be going to a cookout/family gathering/party of some kind. I’d also guess many of those get-togethers will be filled with unhealthy foods and you’ll probably be indulging in some of them.

And that’s fine…but why not balance it out with some healthy stuff?!

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When Hubby & I go out to eat at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, we always get the hummus. It comes with a little side dish of marinated tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. He loves it and I’ve been meaning to recreate it at home but just haven’t gotten around to it. When I saw this idea in Kraft Magazine, I knew it’d be a great compromise until I get around to making the marinated version.

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Here’s what you do. Make a batch of your favorite hummus. I chose roasted red pepper, but garlic would be good too. If you’re in a pinch, pick some up at the store…but we all know homemade is better! Spread it on a plate and top with diced veggies. I used cucumber, tomato, red pepper, red onion and feta cheese! Add olives if you like them or leave them off like I did.

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Serve with crackers or pita chips.

This is a fun twist on the typical plain old hummus and veggie sticks! In fact, it’s so pretty I bet it will be gone before you know it. The perfect party appetizer if you ask me icon smile Chunky Greek Hummus Plate

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

 

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. That looks delicious! I love feta!
    Jaren@KiwiFitBlog recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday #3

  2. I love brings hummus or other healthy party-fare to events. That way I always know there’s something there for me to eat… in addition to all the fun treats, of course. :)
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Sausage Making: Seitan Chorizo

  3. oooh you had me at CHUNKY and the fact I need to bring something to a big party on monday :)
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  4. Love this idea! What a great way to snack healthy and have everything on the hummus already! Yummy :)
    Aparna B. recently posted..What A Week

  5. YUM! i still want to make your fruity salsa!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..Banana Bar

  6. This looks delicious!!! I’m a sucker for hummus.
    Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile recently posted..What I Ate Wed

  7. Wow, that looks so good and easy and would even make just a simple great MEAL too. I wish I was home to make this! Craving home made foods! have a great weekend!!

  8. I love hummus! Yum Yum!
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  9. i love the addition of feta! yum!
    Sarah k @ the pajama chef recently posted..Triple Chip Coconut Cookies

  10. yum! you can’t go wrong with hummus + veggies!
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..05/24: Thursday Thoughts

  11. Great idea….. makes hummus into a real meal, since some of us (cough, me) can actually eat just hummus and pita as a meal lol…
    Jillian @ sprinkle massacre recently posted..Sweaty Bands Giveaway

  12. ok I definitely need to make this!! I actually was just on the hunt for some super light, healthy recipes I could throw together for Memorial Day by the pool this weekend…I am definitely going to create something like this!
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Lately I’ve Been Eating…

  13. Looks great! I love making my own hummus since I don’t like tahini, but I like your idea of making it chunky and adding some things on top
    Lisa recently posted..Fear Foods

  14. I make a big ol’ batch of hummus every Sunday. Everyone in my house gobbles it down for snacks or sandwiches.

    Perfect idea for cook outs!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..Three Things Thursday

  15. oooohhhh…. i wanna make that!
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  16. this looks so good! reminds me of a dish i get at a restaurant too. i love it loaded with feta :)
    amy@healthyhungryhappy.com recently posted..Coconut Chicken with Apricot Sauce

  17. Feta is a great addition to this! Every once in awhile I strain some Greek yogurt so that it becomes like a cottage cheese and have it with hummus. Oof, Memorial Day is always a tough one to keep healthy on!
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  18. Yum! As always, this looks delicious!! :)
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..Arnold Palmer vs. Orange Creamsicle

  19. Mmmmm hummus! There is this place in the city that has a chicken and mushroom hummus plate. You’d fall in love. Swear.

  20. I love putting a scoop of hummus on my salads or with my omelets !
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  21. Hello blog redesign!! When did this happen!? I’ve been reading on my phone mostly because of Xander — but love what you’ve done with it!

  22. This looks amazing! I love hummus but have never even thought about adding stuff to it, I just usually dip veggies or crackers/chips in it. I will definitely have to give this one a try!
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  23. hummus and veggies make my heart happy
    Brittany @ Delights and Delectables recently posted..Fly Me Away

  24. Lovely, combines 2 of my faves, hummus and greek salad!

    Thank you
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  25. Easily one of my favorite meals too. Giant hummus bowls will never get old me for. That maybe tonights dinner too.

  26. A friend of mine made something similar to this. It was delicious.
    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness recently posted..What I ate Wednesday- May festivities

  27. This is a great idea! Hummus is awesome for parties of any kind! :)
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Cupcake Tour of Atlanta

  28. This is a good idea– and I have a half-batch of cooked chickpeas in the fridge right now. Thanks!
    Mary@FitandFed recently posted..Review: Green Spoon Restaurant, Walla Walla

  29. Lindsay I did end up making hummus tonight. I had the co-op cut me an especially small piece of brined sheep’s milk feta from the tub (if I get a big chunk it will just go bad). I topped the feta pretty much as you have above and it was really good. Thanks again for the inspiration!
    Mary@FitandFed recently posted..Smoked Salmon Pasta Carbonara

  30. This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it! :)

  31. great appetizer Lindsay.
    you were my secret recipe club blog this month! :-)
    susie bee on Maui recently posted..Chunky Greek Hummus Plate-Secret Recipe Club

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