Shortcut Bruschetta Hummus Recipe

Yields: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz) can of store-bought hummus (plain or roasted garlic flavors work well)
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (Roma tomatoes are ideal for less liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 3/4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced or grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Equipment and Utensils

  • Medium bowl
  • Spoon for stirring

Instructions

1. Prepare the tomatoes: Rinse and dice your tomatoes into small pieces. If you want a less seedy bruschetta topping, you can scoop out and discard the seeds.

2. Combine the topping: In a medium bowl, mix the diced tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and minced garlic. Season generously with salt and pepper.

3. Assemble the hummus: Open your container of hummus and spread it into a serving bowl or wide, shallow dish. Use a spoon to create a slight well or indentation in the center of the hummus.

4. Add the topping: Spoon the bruschetta topping mixture into the center of your hummus.

5. Serve

Serve immediately with your choice of the following:

  • Pita bread (toasted or untoasted)
  • Crackers
  • Sliced vegetables like carrot sticks or cucumber rounds

Tips

Make it ahead: You can prepare the bruschetta topping up to a few hours in advance and store it covered in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before topping your hummus.

Adjust flavors: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for spice or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese just before serving.

Hummus options: Any variety of hummus would work, experiment with different flavors to find your favorite!

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