Hummus snack plates are perfect for a shareable lunch or snack. Just serve your favorite hummus alongside fresh dippers like pepper or cucumber strips and crackers.
It seems like everyone is sharing dips and spreads before the big Super Bowl game this weekend, but the truth is if I make something special like a layered dip or fancy appetizer, I might be the only one eating it. Forget 7-layer chip dip; my family is happy with plain old hummus! Accompanied with a few standard “dippers” like cut up peppers and crackers, I know what I serve during any sporting event will go over well with my entire crew: hummus snack plates. That’s good because this momma would gobble down anything sour cream or guacamole drenched in a heartbeat [please invite me over if you plan on making something along those lines].
Looking for something more than a spoonful of hummus for your next party? Then you might like one of these recipes:
Hummus is one of the many first foods I gave my babies [now toddlers] and consequently, they are all hummus-obsessed! More often than not, I’m making a hummus snack plate for a quick, nutritious meal, or snack for a playdate that needs to feed more than 2 toddler mouths. Heck, a hummus snack plate is often my 9pm snack when the kids go to bed and Mom needs to refuel before a midnight breastfeeding session!
You’ll notice there’s not much different from each of my pictured hummus snack plates. There’s usually something crunchy [crackers, pretzels], a couple veggies [cucumber, pepper slices], and even a fruit or cheese option. If we aren’t short on time, I’ll even have the boys pick out their snack plate sides to go along with the hummus [toddlers in the kitchen anyone?!]. While it might look a little boring, there’s nothing plain about dipping a sweet pepper into creamy hummus. In fact, my kids request hummus daily. Well, one does. The other one [big bro Joey] just wants the crackers!
Hummus serves a dual purpose in our house: it’s a great source of protein [plant protein] that I know my kiddos will eat. It’s also a “dip” that I’ll serve alongside cubed chicken or ground beef crumbles when I want to entice my dynamic toddler duo to eat their dinner. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from feeding picky eaters it’s to offer familiar favorite foods with the new. So that’s exactly what I do when it comes to serving up hummus + a new food. And if we’ve had a day where meals and snacks seem to run in to each other, or we’ve been on the go more than we’ve been home, I know that a simple plate of hummus with crackers and vegetables is nutritious enough.
While I’ve heard it’s super simple to make your own hummus, I prefer buying a tub or two of Sabra hummus from our local Kroger store. In fact, the boys know EXACTLY where Sabra is at the store!Need a meal idea ready in less than 5 minutes? Then try one of these hummus snack plates! Click To Tweet
Like I mentioned earlier, if you are making a fancy dip or spread for the big game this weekend then PLEASE share our recipe below. Or know I’ll happily take a few spoonfuls off your plate. And if you’re like the Serbinski men and just want plain ol’ hummus, well, then you are in good company!
May the BEST team win! [I’m sort of rooting for the Falcons but only because I’m obsessed with Matt Ryan’s wife’s Instagram account! I sort of feel like we are long lost friends!].