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Easy Summer Salad #1: Greek Hummus Platter Recipe

This hummus platter is one of my most pinned recipes ever, so you know it's a good one! You have to try it, especially if you're hosting a summer dinner party. First up is a really quick and easy hummus platter that is almost too pretty to eat, but only takes a few minutes to throw together. Sure, it's not exactly a salad in the traditional sense, but I love it anyway. This greek hummus board is the perfect go-to for when you want to serve something really pretty for guests, but don't want to spend more than a few minutes making it. Bonus... Depending on how many guests you have, you can make as much or as little as you want. Plus, you can cater the toppings to dietary restrictions and guest preferences if you want to go the extra mile.

Ingredients

  • 1 package whole wheat pita bread
  • 2 10 oz containers of hummus or homemade**
  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup of feta crumbles you can use regular or reduced fat
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/4 cup of large pitted olives
  • 1/2 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of pepperoncini peppers
  • 1 teaspoon of greek seasoning
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • small handful of toasted garbanzo beans make your own or buy them already toasted
  • parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Start by cutting full pieces of pita bread into triangles (you can get 6-8 wedges per full pita) and drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of greek seasoning. Then, bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until golden brown. When you remove the pita from the oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and let cool.
  • Another option here would be to skip baking the pita all together, if you like cold pita. It's totally a preference thing, so do what you feel here.
  • While waiting for the pita to toast in the oven, chop mini cucumbers, pepperoncini, black olives and red pepper. Then cut grape tomatoes in half. Set aside.
  • Next, scoop hummus onto a large tray and use a spoon to create a divot through the middle, similar to the photo. Sprinkle with the chopped and halved veggies.
  • Add crumbled feta, drizzle with olive oil and more greek seasoning, and garnish with a handful of toasted garbanzo beans.
  • Then, add toasted pita points to the hummus board and it's ready to serve.