Creamy hummus made from almonds, chickpeas and yogurt! If you love hummus, you must try this Greek Hummus with Tzatziki Sauce!
Holy wow. Thank you so, so much for your feedback on yesterday’s post. Seriously I was that sobbing emoji all night while reading your comments—you guys are the best and I’m so pumped that you’re so pumped for what 2016 has in store.
In other news, HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE! Can you believe it? WE MADE IT. How are you celebrating? I hope you’re doing something fun! I’m that girl who always has her hopes sky high for what the evening is going to be—I’ll have my entire outfit picked out and then 4 pm rolls around and I look at Miguel all like “so……what should we do tonight?” Zero plans, always. But not this year! Noooooope. This year we’re going out in Lawrenceville with a handful of friends—little drinking, little dancing, lots of food and spending time with some of my favorite people. I’m pumped.
Since it issssss NYE, we might as well go out with a bang recipe wise, amiright? This Greek hummus is the perrrrrrfect party app or late lunch or evening snack while binge watching ‘The Office’. …..not that I’d know… This is my LAST recipe of 2015, so of course it has to be a good one. Plus, hummus. The end. Actually, the real star of the show is the tzatziki sauce. For this recipe, I essentially combined my Almond Garlic Hummus and Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl and made one really, really delicious hummus dip. I’m guessing you could probably just throw everything into a food processor and it’d be ok, but I ended up making the hummus first, pouring it into a bowl, and then making the tzatziki sauce separately and drizzling it overtop. I wanted the clear separation of both taste and look to be apparent.
Regardless, this dip is creamy, approved by my relatives—dad, brother, aunt, uncle, grammy all tried it—and tastes delicious with pita chips! It’s also pretty healthy compared to most party appetizers. I mean the main ingredients are chickpeas, almonds and yogurt so….. there’s that!
Whatever you New Year’s plans may be, I hope you find a way to fit Greek hummus into your life either tonight or at your next party. Because you’re worth it. ….. so sorry but not really. Xoxoxo cheers to 2016!!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for your support!
Greek Hummus with Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Lightly Salted almonds
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Juice 1/2 lemon
- 1 cup sliced cucumber
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp fresh dill
- 2 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Toppings: anything Greek style. I used tomatoes red onion, cucumber, and feta cheese
- Place almonds in food processor and pulse until crushed; add chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, and garlic and pulse until smooth. If it isn't mixing, add cold water in 1 tbsp at a time.
- Once hummus is mixed, pour into a bowl and set aside.
- For the sauce, combine cucumber, garlic, dill, and mint in a food processor; pulse until everything is blended but don't pulse too long or it'll turn to complete liquid. You want everything to be crushed into smaller pieces, but not completely liquified.
- Pour ingredients into a separate bowl and stir in yogurt by hand.
- Drizzle tzatziki sauce overtop of hummus, top with your favorite Greek style ingredients* and enjoy!
Q: Do you have fun NYE plans? Do you typically go out for New Year’s or go to a house party/stay in?