This Farmers Market Loaded Hummus is a guest-worthy appetizer full of vegetables and fruit. This healthy plant-based snack pairs perfectly with crackers or bread and it’s an easy appetizer to take along for summer entertaining.
Hello, I’m Joann of WomaninRealLife.com. Admittedly, I’d have trouble going through life without hummus. I eat it on toasted spelt bread, topped with tomato slices. It’s even a great dip for roasted cauliflower. I sometimes even eat hummus straight from the spoon. As addictions go, it’s a pretty good one. No harm done, and actually quite a few benefits.
Classic Hummus loaded with farmers market favorites!
The base of this Farmers Market Loaded Hummus is a classic blend of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, and salt. Whip the ingredients together quickly in a food processor and you end up with a creamy and delicious spread perfect for smearing on toast or pairing with crackers.
To make this classic hummus recipe a guest-worthy appetizer, you need only grab some of your most-liked colorful and healthy toppings. For my Loaded Hummus, I went with a sprinkle of paprika, as well as chickpeas, red onion slices, baby cucumber slices, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, shredded lettuce, grape tomatoes, and fresh parsley. Simply spread the hummus on a serving platter and top with all the toppings! The dish becomes almost like a hearty salad. Scoop up a couple of tablespoons of the mixture and spread between two pieces of bread to make a delicious sandwich. Or serve to guests with a selection of crackers, carrot sticks, and cucumber slices.
Who doesn’t love a budget-friendly, easy appetizer?
Loaded Hummus is fast and easy to make, as well as being an affordable and healthy meal option. It’s perfect for after-school snacking or taking to a picnic. Soak and cook up a big batch of dry chickpeas rather than using canned for a super budget-friendly option. Visit my recipes section for more potluck-ready vegan recipes.
Loading up your hummus turns it into an even more healthful meal or party appetizer that is rich with protein and fiber, plant-based, and easy on the budget. This recipe is also suitable for so many people, including your vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friends. At the same time, it’s a good, basic food that doesn’t scream alternative diet.
- 1 can (540 ml/19 oz) or 2 ¼ cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup tahini
- 5 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp cumin
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1-4 tbsp water (add as needed)
- Red onion
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried cranberries
- Shredded lettuce
- Grape tomatoes
- Baby cucumbers
- Fresh parsley
- Add all ingredients to a food processor (starting with 1 tablespoon of water) and process until smooth, adding more water as needed to create a creamy hummus.
- Transfer hummus to a serving dish. Sprinkle with paprika and top with other toppings.
- Serve and enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: Get creative with the toppings and add whatever fruits and vegetables you have on hand!
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