Awesome Appetizer For Entertaining…

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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.

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I love anytime I get to use my cookie cutters! Just love the cute scalloped edges it makes. Smile…

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Then if that wasn’t exciting enough…I was also able to use these cute mini muffin cups. Another smile…

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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!

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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
Ingredients
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

Method
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.

Have a great day and for giving us a few minutes of your time.

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Laurie
XXOO

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56 thoughts on “Awesome Appetizer For Entertaining…

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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