A fun twist on everyone’s favorite appetizer, this Middle Eastern seven-layer dip is made with creamy hummus, crunchy vegetables, toasted pine nuts and a drizzle of olive oil and za’atar.
Confession: the minute I finished photographing this Lebanese-inspired seven layer dip I immediately proceeded to lick the plate clean. Can you blame me? Creamy hummus is topped with crisp veggies then drizzled with fruity olive oil, toasted pine nuts and a good pinch of za’atar.
Fortunately, this addictive appetizer also happens to be a healthy snack packed with protein, fiber and nutrients. Which is good because my boys were eating it by the spoonful come dinnertime. With a pre-dinner snack this healthy, I hardly cared that they weren’t very interested in dinner
I don’t know what your calendar says today but mine has “National Hummus Day” written in bold. Yes, my friends, there is a holiday in honor of chick peas pureed with tahini, garlic and lemon juice. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.
And in the meantime, I’m dying to know: what is YOUR favorite hummus flavor? I’m totally digging Olive Tapenade and Spicy Chipotle. What about you??
No forks required.
Spread hummus in a thin layer on a large plate or serving platter.
Sprinkle hummus with cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, parsley and pine nuts.
Drizzle platter with olive oil, za'atar and lemon juice before serving with pita chips.
Calories do not include pita chips.
Disclosure: I am honored to be a Sabra Tastemaker and have been compensated for my time to create this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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