Dressed Up Hummus Recipe

Dressed Up Hummus Recipe
Football season brings several priorities into focus: a great television – preferably big screen, friends to share in the victory of your favorite team, and of course (and most important to anyone who loves to eat), great food to last through the game. Popular items are chicken wings, giant sandwiches, slow cooker cheese dips, and hearty finger foods of all types. Those of us who are in charge of the health of husbands and children, or who just like to serve dishes that are at least semi-healthy, are always searching for something new. Enter Dressed Up Hummus. While you can purchase passable hummus in many varieties in the grocery store, although some have a commercial taste that isn’t very tasty; homemade is much better. There are several luscious versions on the BellaOnline Quick Cooking site (yes, homemade hummus takes about 15 minutes to make), so rather than pay the exorbitant prices usually charged for the store bought stuff, why not make your own?
There are four fabulous hummus recipes on the Quick Cooking site – you can choose your favorite: Barbara B’s Incredible Hummus, Edamame Hummus, Spicy Pumpkin Hummus, or Lemon Coriander Hummus. All four are good, but Barbara B’s and the Lemon Coriander are favorites for this dish.
Whether it’s football season, or you just need a nice dish to take to a potluck or outdoor barbecue, you’ll definitely want to try this colorful, yummy, healthy dish.

32 Servings (2 tablespoons hummus each)

4 cups Hummus, preferably homemade
1 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onions, diced
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup fresh herbs, such as dill or oregano
  1. Spread the hummus evenly in a shallow serving dish.
  2. Sprinkle the cucumber, red pepper, diced onions, olives, and feta cheese over the top.
  3. Garnish with your choice of fresh herbs: chopped fresh dill, chopped fresh basil, fresh oregano, etc.
  4. Serve with fresh pita bread, pita chips, or crackers

Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 59
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 51% Protein 16% Carb. 33%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g

Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5% Calcium 0% Iron 1%

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