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Don’t let the title of this post fool you, we are definitely going to learn how to make rustic hummus, but we will add some shortcuts in the recipe to save you lots of time and effort.
First of all, what is rustic hummus and where did this idea come from? It all came together when we noticed how much we love snacking on hummus AND tapenade. One of our favorite things to do, is to grab some hummus and olive tapenade from the grocery store and put them together on some bread or crackers. It’s not very pretty to look it. Then the idea struck, let’s dress it up, plate it and see if we can make just plain hummus even better. Thus was born the how to make rustic hummus!
Start with your favorite hummus. Remember that shortcut I was talking about? This is it. Don’t worry about making hummus from scratch, go buy your favorite brand of hummus from the store.
Take about 1/2 cup of hummus (or more if you are feeding a larger crowd) and smear it all over the plate. No need to be perfect here, just do your best.
Take a Tablespoon of olive oil and spread it on to of the hummus.
Step Four – the fun part
Here’s where you can let your imagination run wild. You can add anything on top that you think will taste good. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:
- Olive Tapenade – chopped coarsely
- Roasted Red Peppers – chopped coarsely (you can usually find these in a bottle in the condiment aisle.)
- Kalamata Olives – chopped coarsely
- Feta or Cotija cheese sprinkled on top
Grab some Naan bread and/or a baguette and cut into slices. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes (flipping halfway through) or until slightly golden brown and slightly crispy.
Enjoy! Everyone’s favorite step is eating and enjoying it. We serve this all the time as appetizers or sometimes we even make it into our entire meal. Let us know what you think about how to make rustic hummus and if you liked it.