Mediterranean loaded hummus

The Easiest Mediterranean Loaded Hummus

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Loaded Hummus is one of my favorite dishes! I guess it could also be seen as a fun appetizer as well. It’s made by layering a smooth hummus base and topping it with tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, herbs, roasted bell peppers… and enjoyed with flat bread or pita chips. This dish is fresh and screams comfort food!

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I could live off of hummus if you asked me. The best way to make that hummus even more satisfying would be to load it up with everything I love! Of course, since I am from the mediterranean, that would be everything from herbs, onions, and even some toasted pine nuts!


The base of this recipe consists of the smoothest hummus… Seriously you won’t believe how good the texture is. The main secret to get your hummus as smooth as possible is to peel the chickpeas. Sure it might take a little time but trust me it’s absolutely worth it.

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This is your next favorite Mediterranean loaded hummus recipe!

When I made this recipe, I put quite a lot of effort into making it look flawless! As many of you know I have been practicing my savory food photography and this was one of those things that I just needed to shoot!

The night before I made this, I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited and I kept wondering how I was going to style everything to make the perfect hummus photo. Call me crazy but sometimes I lose sleep over food and how I’m gonna make it and photograph it.

I mean it did workout at the end, look at these stunning images! I would love to see your photos to, so if you make this loaded hummus, tag me on Instagram @chahinez_tbt or share it on my facebook page!

Mediterranean loaded hummus

What’s so special about this loaded hummus recipe?

When it comes to savory recipes, I am the queen of them all (even though it might not seem like it because all I post are sweet recipes!) But here is why you need this Mediterranean loaded hummus in your life:

  • Loaded hummus is very easy and delicious. It can be made as a meal or an appetizer. You want a quick snack, have some loaded hummus. You are hungry for a full meal, have a bigger serving of hummus, the possibilities are endless.
  • It’s super versatile. You don’t have roasted red bell peppers, no problem use whatever you have and call it a day.
  • It is impressive without being so hard to make! This would be a perfect appetizer to make for Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving meal. It will change from the usual side dishes that we serve.
  • This hummus is so good that you can make it as a game day appetizer recipe or game-day snack and everyone will love you for it!

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Ingredients for loaded hummus

To make this loaded hummus you will need:

  • Chickpeas- I used canned chickpeas because I wanted to save time. You can also cook your own!
  • Tahini- Tahini is sesame seed butter. It is used in making traditional hummus.
  • Garlic cloves– You will need a few garlic cloves to add a little kick!
  • Olive oil– Good tasting olive oil is a must.
  • Paprika– Paprika bring a nice smokiness to the hummus.
  • Salt– Salt to taste.
  • Lemon juice– Lemon to add some freshness.

When it comes to the toppings, you really can use whatever you like or have at the house! Here are the toppings that I used but feel free to sub whatever you don’t like or don’t have with something else.

  • Roasted red bell peppers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Radishes
  • cucumbers
  • Feta cheese
  • Red onions
  • Curly parley
  • Chickpeas
  • Pine nuts

How to make loaded hummus

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  1. First, start by peeling the chickpeas by pinching them between your finger and thumb. This step is optional but I highly recommend it to get the smoothest hummus.
  2. Place the peeled chickpeas in the food processor, add in the tahini, olive oil, water, garlic cloves, paprika, salt, and the juice of half a lemon. Process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick for your liking add 1 tsp water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Spread the hummus on a plate and top it with the optional toppings. Drizzle some good tasting olive oil and serve with flat bread or pita chips.

More topping ideas for loaded hummus

If the topping ideas I gave you were not enough, you could try some of these too!

  • Caramelized onions
  • Sprinkle some crushed red pepper flakes for a little extra kick.
  • Add some artichoke hearts to the mix
  • Use some watermelon radishes instead of the regular radishes to give it more of a pop of color.

Is hummus good for you?

Hummus is amazing for you! Because of all the ingredients used hummus is very nutritions and is packed with plant based protein. Some hummus recipe call for a ton of olive oil (which is good for you in moderation) but I used a little bit to give this hummus flavor and add water to keep the fat levels under control in this recipe.

Hummus is also an amazing anti-inflammatory food. Literally every ingredient to make the hummus has some sort of anti-inflammatory property to it. So eat up and enjoy all the health benefits that come with hummus!

Easy loaded hummus appetizer

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Easy loaded hummus appetizer

Mediterranean Loaded Hummus

This Mediterranean loaded hummus is the perfect appetizer or meal option when you want something fresh and full of flavors!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings
Calories 72 kcal

Ingredients
  

Optional toppings

  • Radishes sliced
  • cucumbers cut into bite size
  • roasted bell peppers
  • curly parsley
  • red onions sliced
  • toasted pine nuts

Instructions
 

  • First, start by peeling the chickpeas by pinching them between your finger and thumb. This step is optional but I highly recommend it to get the smoothest hummus.
  • Place the peeled chickpeas in the food processor, add in the tahini, olive oil, water, garlic cloves, paprika, salt, and the juice of half a lemon. Process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick for your liking add 1 tsp water at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Spread the hummus on a plate and top it with the optional toppings. Drizzle some good tasting olive oil and serve with flat bread or pita chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 196mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chickpeas, hummus, loaded hummus, mediterranean hummus
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