Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter
This is a very simple dish to put together and a crowd pleaser; you can use store-bought hummus or a homemade one, either way, would be delicious. This recipe is slightly adapted from "Pretty Simple Cooking" from Sonja and Alex Overhiser's cookbook.
- ¼ cup minced red onion
- ½ cup chopped cucumber
- ½ cup chopped artichoke hearts
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives chopped
- 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
- 11/2 cup hummus
- 1 handful of cilantro to finish
- Paprika for garnish
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- Pita bread or pita chips for serving
Peel and chop the onions, rinse with cold water to remove the strong bite.
Peel the cucumber, and remove the seeds with a spoon, chop into small pieces.
Chop the artichoke hearts, olives and cherry tomatoes.
Spread the hummus on a large plate and sprinkle with the red onions, diced cucumber, chopped artichoke hearts, olives, cherry tomatoes and finish it up with chopped cilantro, paprika, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Serve with pita bread or pita chips.