Three Unique Hummus Appetizer Ideas
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boar’s Head . All opinions are 100% mine.
Just in case you haven't heard, there's kind of a big game this weekend. And, if you need a few ideas for how to snack for that big game, I'm your girl today! 🙂
I'm so excited to partner with Boar's Head to show you three hummus appetizer ideas that are a little off-the-grid. Sure, you could just put out a bowl of your favorite Boar’s Head Hummus and chips and it would still be delicious. But why not shake things up a bit? I love that there are so many different varieties of Boar's Head Hummus available (13, as a matter of fact) to really let you put so many fun spins on your everyday game day snacks!
The flavors in the three varieties I used were out of this world. I simply combined them with a few simple ingredients that really complemented the bright, vibrant flavors of the hummus! All three of these varieties (as well as the other flavors in the Boar’s Head Hummus line-up) are gluten-free, made with Non-GMO project verified ingredients, and all-natural. They have no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Unlike other brands, Boar's Head hummus lists chickpeas as their main ingredient and contains no potassium sorbate. The quality of these products really shows - the tastes are so distinct without being overwhelming.
Let's see how I used them...
Mini Hummus Tacos
Up first, I've got a super easy and flavorful spin on a traditional taco. These are perfect little bite-sized snacks that are great to serve for a big game - just grab and eat.
I used Boar's Head Roasted Red Pepper Hummus in these tacos. One fun tip I read from Boar's Head while writing this post - mix in the delicious red pepper topping when enjoying this hummus to make sure you get a little taste of the topping in each bite. To make the taco shells, I simply cut small circles out of larger (burrito-sized) tortillas. Then, use an upside-down muffin pan to form the shells. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, until shells start to brown and get hard. While you allow those to cool, chop 1 cucumber, 2 roma tomatoes, and ¼ red onion and mix in a bowl. Dress with 2 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, along with salt to taste. Then, simply spoon hummus into cooled shells and top with your veggie mixture!
Baked Hummus Pinwheels
Now, you might not immediately think of baking hummus into something. It's traditionally served cool, but let me tell you - baking it brings out so much flavor and a delicious, rich texture. And these Baked Hummus Pinwheels have only 4 ingredients! Start out by rolling out a sheet of puff pastry. Spoon half of the container of Boar’s Head Traditional Hummus over the entire sheet, topping that with about half of a 4oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes and a good handful of spinach. Roll up this sheet of pasty like a cinnamon roll and cut into 1" slices. Place pinwheels on a parchment-lined baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-17 minutes, until tops start to brown and hummus starts to bubble. These are best served warm, but are also a great option for game day snacking since they're delicious at room temp as well! Just make sure to refrigerate after a couple of hours.
Chocolate Hummus Stuffed Strawberries
Finally, we have a super easy dessert appetizer that, I'll admit, sounds a little weird. Even my husband turned up his nose at something called "dessert hummus" - it sounds kind of strange. But I'm here to tell you...you would never know that the main ingredient in Boar’s Head Dark Chocolate Dessert Hummus is chickpeas! This smooth, rich, sweet dip is so amazing with sweet pita chips or fruits of any kind. But why stop at just a fruit dip - let's make it a fruit stuffing by following a couple of simple steps. Simply use a knife or a small melon baller to (carefully) hollow out the inside of a strawberry. Then, use a small piping bag (or, in my case, a zip-top bag with a piping tip in the end) to beautifully pipe the hummus into the strawberry. If you love chocolate-covered strawberries, you'll love these too! The freshness of the strawberry mixes with the smooth, creamy hummus to make such a yummy ending for your game day party.
See? It's totally possible to easily create hummus appetizers that your game day guests will remember for a long time!
You can click here to see more of my appetizer recipes.