Need a quick delicious, gourmet dip? OR just a healthy snack. You'll love this Loaded Greek Hummus! This semi-homemade dip will be the talk of the town with its creamy chickpeas, fresh veggies and herbs.
Why You Will Love This Greek Hummus Recipe?
- You can use either homemade or store bought hummus as the base!
- It's quick and easy hummus to throw together but a complete show stopper.
- Hummus us a healthy snack- with the added crunch and flavors of fresh veggies you cannot go wrong.
What is Loaded Greek Hummus?
Loaded greek hummus is when you take all the delicious flavors, fruits and herbs from the Mediterranean cultures and add it to your hummus. This creates a nice chunky creamy hummus full of fresh crisp cucumbers, salty kalamata olives, juicy tomatoes and so much more!
About the Ingredients
You will be using flavors from the Mediterranean Cultures! Here are some Ideas!
- Fresh Cucumbers- Greek food uses loads of fresh crunchy delicious cucumbers
- Olives- you can use either green or Kalamata olives.
- Tomatoes- are also a very popular fruit served in Greek food.
- Dill or parsley- the fresh herbs make a big difference!
- Feta- this cheese is the perfect combo of salty creaminess paired with the other ingredients.
What Kind of Hummus Do I Use?
Hummus is the base and you are adding extra flavors and textures to it. So whether you are buying or making your hummus make sure it has a great fresh flavor and creamy texture. I like to use a regular hummus, but both roasted red pepper hummus or garlic hummus would pair well with these toppings.
How To Build Loaded Greek Hummus
You can do this either in a large bowl or platter OR individual servings.
Step 1: Spread your hummus as your base
Step 2: load on your veggies first
Step 3: finish with your ingredients you use less of like onion and tomatoes
Step 4: Top with feta cheese, herbs and a little sea salt
Is Homemade Hummus Really Better Than Store Bought Hummus?
Store bought and homemade DO TASTE DIFFERENT but you know what? I love them BOTH! I do think homemade overall tastes better and like an authentic greek hummus but you do you. There are certain brands from the store that are definitely better than others, so if you are choosing store bought try a variety of brands to make sure you are choosing the very best.
What Do I Serve Loaded Greek Hummus With?
I love to serve it with all of the following
- warm soft pita bread
- crunchy pita chips
- crunchy veggies (like carrots, bell pepper, even more cucumber!)
- gluten free crackers *love miltons baked GF crackers, or crunchmaster
- pretzels or pretzel slims
- fresh baked bread
Yes hummus and all the fruits and veggies are gluten free. Serve it with gluten free crackers or gluten free pita bread.
Place the hummus and veggies in a air tight container and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
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- 30 ounces Chickpeas/ Garbonzo Beans (2 cans drained)
- ¼ cup EVOO
- ¼ cup Tahini Paste
- ¼ cup water
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- ⅛ cup lemon juice
- 1 small Cucumber
- 1 Tomato
- Feta Cheese
- Kalamata and green Olives
- Fresh Dill
- purple onion chopped
- Drain and rinse beans. Place in a blender with remaining hummus ingredients.
- Pulse till smooth. You may need to scrap the sides once or twice.
- Spread on to a shallow serving dish.
- Top with diced tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, cheese, and dill.
- Serve with pita bread or chips.