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Loaded Mediterranean Hummus


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Football and Name Calling

Ever since the hubby began playing Fantasy Football a few years ago, we’ve become those “game day” people. The ones that curl up on the couch on Sundays and feast on yummy food while shouting at our tv.

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I’ve been a Bear’s fan ever since I was a little kid (we grew up in Illinois). True story – my sisters and I loved to say the name  “Dick Butkus” because it’s as close to a bad word as we were allowed. I mean picture yourself a 7 year old kid, being able to say “dick” and “butkus” without getting into trouble is pretty darn fun.

Game Day Snacks

Nowadays, I get just as much enjoyment out of the game day snacks as I do the actual games each week. Anything that involves dipping or melted cheese is always a top favorite of mine.

The only trouble with a lot of game day snacks is that they leaving you feeling too full for dinner, bloated or hungry again two hours later.

It’s all about balance and that’s why I was on the hunt for a easy to prepare, healthy game day snack that still tasted delicious and included dipping and cheese.

Loaded Mediterranean Hummus with Crackers

loaded mediterranean hummus the perfect game day snack

The answer to my game day prayers – this loaded hummus.

It uses your everyday store bought hummus but jazzes it up with olives, feta, bell pepper and fresh herbs.

You could also make your own hummus, it’s pretty simple if you have a high powered blender. But for this recipe I used store bought because I didn’t feel like cleaning out the blender…you feel me?

Simple enough to whip up quickly but fancy enough to impress the neighbors. Plus it’s a much healthier choice than some of the game day alternatives. Hummus is a good source of protein and the toppings add some fiber and a little bit of heart healthy fat to keep you full and satisfied.

I serve mine with these Savory Lavash Crackers, but you could use chips, pitas, or even veggies.

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loaded mediterranean hummus
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Loaded Mediterranean Hummus

Loaded Mediterranean Hummus is the perfect healthy game day snack and easy to make in minutes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Brynn at The Domestic Dietitian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups hummus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup olives sliced
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped

Instructions

  1. Place your hummus in your serving dish
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and paprika
  3. Top with red bell pepper, olives, pine nuts, feta cheese and cilantro
  4. Serve with crackers, pitas, chips or veggies

What’s your favorite game day snack?

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3 Comments

  • comment-avatar
    Dan September 17, 2018 (8:43 pm)

    Let’s just make sure there is a chime in for how good this is. Especially with the crackers.

  • comment-avatar
    Jenny Shea Rawn September 18, 2018 (1:21 pm)

    Ok I love how you took boring hummus and made it look amazing. Definitely going to be making this during the holiday season – we don’t watch football much over here (can you believe it … and we’re in Pats country!).

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