It’s that time of year…..It’s FOOTBALL TIME!!!!! Heading to parties, get togethers, or just staying home to tailgate….this season can really pack on the pounds. Here is the perfect Healthy appetizer to make that is bursting with delightful, refreshing flavor. It’s easy on the thighs and on the wallet!!!! A few fresh ingredients take a basic dip and turn it into a masterpiece. Use a cute serving dish to make it fancy, y’all! I used my Grandma Sarah’s dish…Green…in honor of the Packers for the Hubs. (Go Pack Go!!!!) All you need is a few fresh ingredients, hummus, and a knife; and you’re good to go!
Diced Red Onion
Diced Red Pepper
GOOD Quality Feta
Hot & Spicy Oregano
EVOO, S & P
Next, locate a fancy dish to match your team colors! Spread a layer of Organic Hummus on the bottom. (I actually made my Hummus from scratch. It was a Cilantro-Jalapeño Hummus and it was tastetacular. However, it is quite time consuming and you have to soak the chickpeas overnight and shell them for a supercreamy hummus. I’ll post the recipe sometime…But this Smothered Version is packed with so much flavor from the Fresh Veggies & Herbs, I would omit that step and simplify it. Just purchase a GOOD Organic Store Bought Hummus that you like or just make a quick Garlic-Lemon Hummus from Organic Cans of Chickpeas. TIP FOR USING CANNED CHICKPEAS: After Draining and Rinsing, be sure to simmer in fresh water for about 10 mins first before using….that will help take out the metallic taste from the can!!!)
Now, simply mix together all Ingredients in a bowl. Add a couple swirls around the bowl of EVOO (2 T) and season with Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper. Crumble the Feta on top and toss. You can substitute any fresh herb for this that you like. I used my Homegrown Organic Hot & Spicy Oregano and Parsley. I was going for a Smothered Greek Hummus, with the Oregano and Parsley, but had to change it up when I realized I didn’t have any Olives or Artichokes to add. They are a SUPER TASTY addition to this….and another way to change it up!
Last Step is to spoon the Mixture right on top of the Hummus. So Simple, right?!?!
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!?!?!?!