Mediterranean Hummus Platter



Mediterranean Hummus Platter

Ah, the Mediterranean Hummus Platter – a feast for the senses that transports you to the sun-kissed shores and azure waters of the Mediterranean. This vibrant and wholesome platter is not just a dish; it’s a culinary journey that celebrates the rich flavors and textures of the Mediterranean region.
Imagine a canvas of velvety smooth hummus, generously swirled and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, the liquid gold of the Mediterranean. Each bite is a harmonious blend of creamy hummus, punctuated by the zesty punch of Kalamata olives, the earthy sweetness of roasted red peppers, and the tangy burst of cherry tomatoes. It’s a symphony of colors and tastes that dance on your palate.
At the heart of this platter are the carefully selected ingredients – fresh vegetables, pita bread triangles perfect for scooping, and a medley of marinated artichokes and feta cheese that add depth to every mouthful. The aroma of fragrant herbs like oregano and thyme lingers in the air, invoking memories of sunlit terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chickpeas, cooked and drained
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Kalamata olives, for garnish
  • Roasted red peppers, sliced
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh pita bread, cut into triangles
  • Fresh oregano and thyme for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until well incorporated.
  3. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a serving platter, creating a shallow well in the center.
  5. Arrange the Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and crumbled feta around the hummus.
  6. Drizzle the extra virgin olive oil over the hummus and garnish with fresh oregano and thyme.
  7. Serve the Mediterranean Hummus Platter with fresh pita bread triangles and enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4-6 servings

A captivating journey through Mediterranean flavors, the Hummus Platter is a celebration of textures and tastes that evoke the essence of coastal living.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g

A bite of this Mediterranean Hummus Platter is a bite into the heart of the Mediterranean itself. It’s a communal experience, a gathering of friends and family around a table filled with the richness of culture and cuisine. As you savor each spoonful of velvety hummus paired with the vibrant medley of vegetables, let the flavors transport you to a sun-soaked terrace overlooking the azure sea. The artistry of this platter lies not only in its presentation but also in the shared moments and memories it creates. Whether it’s a casual get-together or a festive occasion, the Mediterranean Hummus Platter is more than a dish – it’s a sensory journey you’ll want to embark on time and time again.

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