Awesome Appetizer For Entertaining…
Hummus Cups with Cucumber and Tomato
I found this adorable appetizer on Inspired Taste’s blog. Check them out when you have a moment. I knew as soon as I saw it…I had to make it! Matter of fact, I was so taken with it, that I made several copies of the recipe and gave it to friends, co-workers and family. But be forewarned you need to love hummus.
I love anytime I get to use my cookie cutters! Just love the cute scalloped edges it makes. Smile…
Then if that wasn’t exciting enough…I was also able to use these cute mini muffin cups. Another smile…
Now this task….does not bring a smile…the cutting. My least favorite part of cooking. Next, fill the cups with hummus and vegetables and you have these adorable appetizers!
Are these not the cutest little beauties? I mean to tell you…I was overjoyed with them♥
Here is the recipe:
Hummus Cups with Cucumber and Tomato
1 ( 13.8 oz) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust (Substitute 12 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough)
1/2 cup (120 grams) hummus
1/2 cup diced cucumber
5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/8 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Then, lightly spray 20 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
Form pizza dough into a 14-inch by 12-inch rectangle (this doesn’t have to be exact, just close).
Then, use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out 20 circles of dough. Press each circle of dough into the muffin cups. Now, use a fork to pierce the bottom of each pizza cup. Three to four pricks with a fork should do it. (This will help prevent the bottoms of the pizza cups from rising).
Bake pizza cups 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Transfer cups to a cooling rack then cool completely.
Once cooled, fill each pizza cup with a heaping teaspoon of hummus, and then top with a few pieces of cucumber and a tomato quarter. (You could also use…red and green peppers if you don’t like cucumbers and tomatoes – My addition)
Finish with a light sprinkle of sea salt.
I find not all recipes are FUN to make…but this one I really enjoyed. Give it a try for your next gathering or even for New Years Eve and let me know what YOU think.
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Those look so pretty and your photos are gorgeous. I like everything except Hummus…I wonder what else I could fill with? I’m the worlds pickiest eater and every parents nightmare…..except I’m over 50 LOL.
Filled them with cream cheese…also yummy.
That seems very delicious and quite easy to make, I’m gonna try this good looking recipe !
It looks awesome and healthy! And easy to make.
Great vegetarian recipe!!
I use pie crust in muffin pans for Zody Red Wagon Pies. Don’t like hummus, tho, so probably won’t be making these. I like the idea of using pizza dough. Very clever.
We LOVE hummus!! thanks!
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what a great idea , thanks for sharing this recipe.
Thank you for linking up last week, still catching up.
That looks tasty. Hope you had a wonderful New Year celebration. Wishing you all the best in 2013.
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These look absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much for stopping by my place and saying hello. It is deeply appreciated.
This looks delicious! Great job! 🙂
This looks delicious Laurie! I’m trying to like hummus, but it isn’t on the top of my list. I’m co-hosting with Katherine this week at Thursday Favorite Things and hope you will stop by for a visit. Wishing you all the best in 2013.
Looks good. i’d try one (or two 🙂 )
This would be a perfect appetizer! Crisp, fresh, and not too filling (unless you eat them all, which could happen!).
That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful idea.
These look absolutely wonderful! I pinned this recipe so I can refer back to it when I need an appetizer!
Thats awesome Bernice! I am glad you pinned it. You will love it. Makes an impression on your guests.
It is beautiful and I love hummus!
The humus cups look great. I would like to try them sometime.
Love this. I wish I saw it before Christmas! (Visiting from Mama Kat’s)
You should fix it for New Years Eve.
Looks yummy. I’ll have to try.
Oh.. so colourful and I love hummus as well veggies. Now, have to find a vegan pizza crust 🙂 Love the cheery tone of your blog!
Thank you for that sweet comment on the tone of the blog. Appreciate it!
yes please! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo
Quick, easy and delicious and since I am down to 9 fingers I am all about the quick and easy part. Take care, BAM
Delightful and healthy!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
I don’t know of anyone except me that likes hummus, but I’m going to try this (with my own dough). It does look great!
These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! I am stopping by from Mandatory Mooch! Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. Can’t wait to try some of your yummy recipes..
Julie @ Naptime Review
eXcellent choice for an appetizer!
Wow, do these ever look amazing and fairly easy! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog:) xoxo
Now that looks good. I think we may even have the ingredients to pull something like that together.
hi. i’m following the “down home” blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.
new follower bev
Yummy! I love hummus 🙂 These look super scrumptious!
good to find what eXcites you!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Great find ~ delish! love hummus ~ ^_^
Happy New Year ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and CArol ^_^
I love, love hummus – cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for the recipe, Laurie!
These little cups are almost too cute to eat! Thanks for sharing such a delicious and fun treat! 🙂
Yum I love hummus!! Not sure I could share these around I would probably eat them all!!
Thanks ever so much for stopping by. The happiest of holidays to you. Looks like you are all set for entertaining the crowds!
That looks amazing!
I am drooling, these look amazing!!
Wow those looks absolutely delicious!!!!! I’ll have to try them!! Thanks for sharing Laurie!!!
Those look so good. Thanks for linking up!
Ohhhhhhh! Those look absolutely decadent!! I’m sorry I’m drooling all over your page… 😉
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These looks delish
Mmmm..looks so yummy!!
Those look fabulous!!! Reminds me that I need a biscuit cutter.
These look like the perfect app! Cute, healthy, and yummy too :))
Thanks for sharing for WW, and happy holidays!
These look great and not at all difficult (meaning maybe even I could do them 😉 ). Thanks for sharing!
Mm, those look so good! I love hummus and veggies!
Thanks for following my blog. These humus cups look absolutely amazing.