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Hummus Trio Platter

A delicious Middle Eastern appetizer or side dish! Because you are making three different versions you will have left overs! Be sure to use them in wraps, sandwiches, salads and for dipping throughout the week!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle eastern
Keyword crowd pleaser, easy appetizer recipe, party recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Trio platter:

  • 3 small cloves garlic peeled
  • 3- 15 oz cans organic garbanzo beans rinsed and drained of water
  • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 cup give or take extra virgin olive oil (use 1/3 cup for each recipe)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper store bought, or click link above to learn to make your own
  • 1- 15 ounce cans organic black beans

Garnish:

  • 1 tomato diced
  • 6 basil leaves

Serve with:

  • Warm pita bread, fresh veggies, chips or whatever floats your boat

Instructions

Traditional Hummus:

  1. Put 1 peeled garlic clove in food processor and pulse till minced. Add rinsed garbanzo beans and juice of half a lemon. Start processor and while processor is working, slowly add 1/3 cup olive oil (give or take) until hummus is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Add sea salt to taste.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  1. Put 1 peeled garlic clove in food processor and pulse till minced. Add 1 can rinsed garbanzo beans, juice of half a lemon and 1 roasted red bell pepper. Turn on processor, while processor is working slowly add olive oil until hummus reaches desired consistency. Red bell peppers are filled with liquid so you may need less olive oil than you use for traditional hummus. Add sea salt to taste.

Black Bean Hummus

  1. Follow directions for original hummus. When hummus is desired consistency add half a can of black beans and whirl till almost smooth. If you feel like you need more olive oil, add it. Then add more beans and pulse a couple of times. Add remaining whole beans and mix by hand. I leave some of the beans intact so you can clearly see it's black bean hummus. If you make all the beans smooth the hummus just looks grey, which isn't so appetizing yo. 

Garnish: 

  1. If desired, garnish with tomatoes and basil, serve with pita, veggies and chips

To Save: 

  1. Cover and place int he fridge for up to five days. Use in sandwiches, wraps, salads and for dipping all week!