Appetizer | June 20, 2019

Loaded Greek Hummus

This has been my go-to dip lately. Loaded Greek hummus!! Creamy, garlicky hummus with fresh herbs, crunchy veggies and bombshell amount of flavor added is serious a dish I cannot get enough of. Best thing about it- is it can be a “semi-homemade” dip too. Meaning take some store bought hummus and add all the freshness and BAM. You are done.

bowl of hummus with veggies on it

WHAT KIND OF HUMMUS DO I USE?

Remember the 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.

CAN I USE A FLAVORED HUMMUS?

YES! again remember you are adding other flavors to your hummus, but these flavors pair really well with your typical flavored hummus. I love to use a roasted garlic, or plain. Other popular variations are roasted pepper hummus, Mediterranean hummus and so on. We have a few here on our blog you can try out too. Like this PESTO HUMMUS is a regular in our house.

STORE BOUGHT OR HOMEMADE? REALLY? IS ONE BETTER?

Store bought and homemade DO TASTE DIFFERENT but you know what? I love them BOTH! 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.

close up bowl of hummus

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HUMMUS

If you are going to make homemade hummus let me show you simple it is! What you need is:

  1. power blender or food processor
  2. chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  3. lemon juice
  4. salt
  5. tahini paste (found by peanut butter, or ethnic food isle)
  6. garlic
  7. cumin
  8. EVOO

and then basically you blend all together! SO EASY!

garbonzo beans in blender

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!

INGREDIENTS FOR LOADED HUMMUS:

(of course! add more or less of your favorite ingredients)

  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • purple onion diced
  • green and kalamata olives halved
  • fresh dill chopped
  • feta cheese

purple onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives feta cheese or topping hummus to make loaded greek hummus on a tray

After your hummus is prepared, spread on a platter or a low flat bowl. Top with all of the chopped toppings!!

purple onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives feta cheese or topping hummus to make loaded greek hummus on a tray

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

but really, no matter what you serve it with it will be gone in minutes!! This I promise you.

bowl if loaded hummus

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close up bowl of hummus
Greek Hummus
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This is such a satisfying snack, side or even light meal. Loaded with protein from your chickpeas. Scoop some up and enjoy!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek hummus, Homemade Hummus
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
Hummus
  • 2 15 oz. cans of Chickpeas/ Garbonzo Beans
  • 1/4 C EVOO
  • 1/4 C Tahini Paste
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 T Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
Toppings
  • 1 small Cucumber
  • 1 Tomato
  • Feta Cheese
  • Kalamata and green Olives
  • Fresh Dill
  • purple onion chopped
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse beans. Place in a blender with remaining hummus ingredients.
  2. Pulse till smooth. You may need to scrap the sides once or twice.
  3. Spread on to a shallow serving dish.
  4. Top with diced tomato, onion, cucumber, olives, cheese, and dill.

  5. Serve with pita bread or chips.
Recipe Notes

WHAT KIND OF HUMMUS DO I USE? 

Remember the 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.

CAN I USE A FLAVORED HUMMUS? 

YES! again remember you are adding other flavors to your hummus, but these flavors pair really well with your typical flavored hummus. I love to use a roasted garlic, or plain. Other popular variations are roasted pepper hummus, Mediterranean hummus and so on. 

STORE BOUGHT OR HOMEMADE? REALLY? IS ONE BETTER? 

Store bought and homemade DO TASTE DIFFERENT but you know what? I love them BOTH! 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. 

Nutrition Facts
Greek Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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