Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best! This Vegetarian Antipasto Hummus Platter is perfect for snacking pre-dinner or even as a light meal. Thank you to Sabra for helping me share this recipe with you.
As a food blogger, there's a list of things that I should probably keep to myself. For example, I can't stomach custard or pudding of any kind. Just can't do it. And washing lettuce? Makes me a little stabby. I pass that off to my kids every single time, which I figure is my prerogative as the main family cook.
But perhaps the most scandalous one of all (at least when you cook for a living) is that, at least a couple of times every week, all motivation for cooking dinner flies right out the window. Gone with the wind.
So, what do I do on those evenings when I'm motivationally-challenged?
That's where finger foods and appetizers turn into an unofficial meal. You know the ones I mean - when everyone gathers in the kitchen, nibbling on bits and bites, such as Baked Zucchini Hummus Bites, crackers and cheese (Brie, please!), or hummus with raw veggies. And this vegetarian antipasto hummus platter is the perfect way to nibble until you're full.
All of this nibbling talk is getting me excited for National Hummus Day, which falls on May 13th this year. Though, really, everyday could be considered National Hummus Day at our house. I'm not one to acknowledge every food holiday that rolls around, but this is one that I'm more than happy to celebrate, preferably with multiple containers of our favorite Sabra hummus.
A great antipasto spread often includes meats such as salami and prosciutto, and a mixture of hard and soft cheeses. However, if you follow a plant based diet or are dedicated to working more meatless meals into your week, this vegetarian antipasto hummus platter is for you! Leave off the cheese for a vegan option.
For this platter, I headed straight to the bulk olive section of our local grocery store and stocked up on containers of olives, roasted red peppers (you can also make your own), marinated artichoke hearts, peppadew peppers, roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic. Sliced hearts of palm and cornichons pickles would also be great options. I also grabbed a couple of bags of pita chips and some raw veggies to use as dippers.
Scoop your favorite flavor of Sabra hummus onto a platter (I used the pine nut version), and surround it with all of your olive bar purchases. Five minutes. That's all it takes to put together this delicious unofficial meal. Easy, right?
Vegetarian Antipasto Hummus Platter
- Scoop the hummus onto a platter and arrange the remaining ingredients around the platter.
- Serve with pita chips, pita wedges or vegetables. For gluten free option, use raw vegetables or gluten free chips or crackers.
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