Shortcut Party Hummus

Take store bought bean dip from hummus to YUMMUS with this deliciously speedy shortcut for perfect party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

This has been my hands-down favorite snack/appetizer/snacketizer/whatevertizer to whip up when I have last minute company.

Though lezzbehonest, most of the time I have enough notice but wind up reading blogs, snuggling chickpeas, washing sippy cups, attempting to tame my frizz-bomb of a mane, finding yogurt or avocado or some unacceptable substance in the aforementioned mane and playing the do I really have to wash my hair? game while attempting to clothe myself and OMG-WHAT-AM-I-GOING-TO-FEED-THESE-PEOPLE!?

Of course it doesn’t always go down quite like that. Sometimes I make this with nothing more than the intent to shovel it into my face.

There may only be 2.5 of us living in this house, but a tub of hummus is a one day affair over here. The second it’s opened, it’s a mere hour or so from utter annihilation. Fancifying it simply slows us down a little.

Why yes, I do use toppings as obstacles to slow me down. Why no, it doesn’t work one bit. I still eat faster than the Cookie Monster.

mmm… cookies. I should make us some… Until then, we hummus!

party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

Shortcut Party Hummus

This snazzy shortcut is guaranteed to rock your party prep game! It’s perfect for when you need a speedy appetizer and looks festive without the fuss.

We love to break out this hummus hack when friends come over for a play date or for an impromptu hangout.

Easy Party Hummus

Take store bought bean dip from hummus to YUMMUS with this deliciously speedy shortcut for perfect party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Party Hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 95 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 10 oz package of hummus (choose your favorite!)
  • 2-3 TBSP diced cucumber
  • 2-3 TBSP diced tomato
  • 2-3 TBSP crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 TBSP minced red onion
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • sweet balsamic glaze to taste

Instructions

  1. Get ready to tackle that party prep to-do list because your easy appetizer pretty much just walked into the kitchen and made itself!
  2. Chop the veggies and herbs and pile onto hummus.
  3. Crumble your feta on top and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
  4. Surround with an array of crunchy pita chips and veggies. Because, duh.

Recipe Notes

Of course if you're chilling at home with some chickpeas and a food processor handy, then feel free to whip up a bowl of yummy homemade hummus!

Same goes for the glaze, you can purchase a bottle at your favorite grocery store or simply reduce your favorite balsamic vinegar over medium heat in a saucepan , stirring occasionally, until it thickens into a yummy reduction.

Serve with sliced cucumber, carrot sticks or baby carrots, bell pepper slices, and pita chips for dipping.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator; values may vary slightly.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Party Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 242mg 10%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

party hummus. Tasty hummus is piled high with a mountain of toppings including feta, cucumber, onion, parsley, and drizzled with a sweet and savory balsamic glaze.

special diets and swaps

  • Vegan? Skip the feta and add extra veggies! Olives make a great additon.
  • Gluten-Free? Nix the pita chip dippers and saddle up with a pile of cucumber slices, carrot sticks, celery sticks, and sliced bell pepper.
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Comments

  • It looks absolutely delicious! //El

  • oh, damn that’s smart! and you didn’t even dirty up a bowl!

    • Jenn

      No dish dance. Do it.

  • Oh I LOVE red pepper hummus! Great idea to jazz it up with toppings! Also snozzberries…LOL!!

  • I love dressing up hummus. There’s a dip I make all summer long and the concept is similar to this one. Start with a bed of hummus and load it up with yummy and flavorful veggies. The version I make came from Farm Fresh Feasts and includes artichokes, olives and banana peppers. It’s fabulous, although I may have to give yours a whirl on my next go around. Give this balsamic reduction drizzle action a try.

    • Jenn

      mmmmm artichokes! Though you know me and my olive-phobia! haha I need to get over that one!

  • Yummus. Narf. Seriously a great idea though! Why haven’t I ever thunk of that?

    And those cookies look amazing! Can’t wait for the recipe on those babies.

  • Hummus is always a good snack!

  • I’ll have to try this with the balsamic reduction, but our favorite dip around here is hummus/feta/cucumber/tomatoes. So flipping delicious!

    Jen@HealthyFoodandFamily

  • I love the remix. But as a side note, I have to say…Harris Teeter hummus is AWE. SOME. As a store brand fresh made food, I find it to be superior to all of the big brands. I usually go with their standard traditional, but I’ve had the roasted red pepper too. And it’s the jam.

  • I want to comment on how yummy the hummus sounds, but I got distracted by cookies. C is for cookieeeeeeee

  • I need this like whoa.

    • Jenn

      You really do =)

  • Why haven’t I thought of this before? So genius

  • I love this idea!!! And it’s so pretty!

  • mmm i love me some hummus and hummus with feta?! that sounds even better. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • As Stephie would say, hummus is yummus. Hope your week is going well. Kiss chickpea for me. xoxo

  • Great idea! I love doing things like this….thats what i did with sweet potatoes last week, made it into a giant superfood by stuffing it with all the goodness I could find! I do not like that you put a picture of a cookie afterwards though….as now THAT is all I am thinking about rather than the hummus….you woke my sweet tooth up!

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