Dips are my downfall. I can mostly avoid sweets and typical junk food, but put a dip in my vicinity, and I’m stuffing my face within 30 seconds. My ideal dinner is just a whole bunch of appetizers. We all love hummus at our house, which, in the dip department, is a much healthier alternative to my cravings, especially when I use veggies as my chip.
Then my mom made this dip for us one night, and, ever since, I have a hard time eating just plain hummus. I think it tastes better with the homemade stuff, but if you don’t want to go to that effort, just pick up your favorite hummus at the store – this comes together in about five minutes, looks pretty, and will have everyone fighting over the last bite.
- 2 cups hummus
- 1 small red onion, diced finely
- 1 cup feta
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
- Handful cilantro or basil, chopped roughly
- Sweet peppers, diced
- Hot peppers, diced finely
- Mix the hummus with the chopped onion and hot/sweet peppers (if using). Spread into a thick layer on a large platter.
- Sprinkle the feta, tomatoes, and cilantro or basil on top.
- Serve with veggies and chips or pita slices.
A sarabytheseason original, via Mom.
This is endlessly adaptable based on the seasons and what you have on hand. In the middle of winter, I make it without the cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs, but perhaps add some sundried tomatoes and green onions on top instead.