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hummus single

So I was lying in bed super late the other night (read: 10:30…that’s late right?), not counting sheep, not daydreaming and not planning our next vacation. Nope. That is what normal people do. I, on the other hand, was dreaming up Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus.

Before you get all impressed with my dedication to this blog, I need you to know I had selfish intentions. First of all, I love BREAD. Because all carbs basically whisper my name 100% of the time (blessing and curse), but also because it has been a hot minute since I had any type of toast in my life. I KNOW. What kind of person doesn’t have toast on a regular basis? Me. I am that person.

So, the toast, THAT was definitely happening, but I couldn’t decide what delicious spread was going to reunite me with that golden toast. I knew I wanted to pile on ALL.THE.THINGS. because if this wasn’t a dead giveaway I tend to go just a bit overboard on toppings. So before the internal debate had gotten too intense, a light bulb went off, and my glorious kitchen bestie, the FOOD PROCESSOR, appeared in my head…angels singing and all! Hummus was definitely the answer to my toppings conundrum and the spread to unite me with my long lost craving of toast.

Food Processor Ingredients

Those lovely chickpeas all cozy next to my favorite, the avocado, as well as a touch of the salty—feta and Kalamata olives—and some fresh staple ingredients blend into a dense spread fit to withstand endless toppings!

toasting bread

This hummus had Steven and I “mmmmm-ing” the whole time we hovered over the bowl like animals sat at the table like the classy adults we are and tried all the combinations of toppings we could think of!

Spoiler Alert: They’re ALL good.

buffet toast

Go raid your pantry of all the yummy things and get that buffet ready for a Mediterranean Avocado Hummus party! Whether pita, toast… errr spoon… (not that I am speaking from experience or anything)

Ahem.

This hummus will leave your mouth in Mediterranean party mode and add that flare you need to get through your Wednesday and closer to FRIDAY.

HALLELUJAH.

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Toasted Mediterranean Avocado Hummus
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • Hummus
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 5-6 Kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsps plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps feta cheese + extra for serving
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Toast
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • Olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend on high until combined.
  2. Scrape sides of food processor as necessary and pour into dish.
  3. Slice bread in ¾-1 inch pieces and spray olive oil on each side.
  4. Place on flat top grill or large skillet for 1-2minutes per side or until slightly brown.
  5. Serve bread with a generous layer of hummus and any desired toppings.
Notes
***Optional Toppings***
Sliced Boiled eggs, fresh corn, sliced grape tomatoes, green onion, olive oil, bacon, basil, feta-the options are endless- so enjoy and have fun with it!

 

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As I mentioned previously, Basil is tied for first in my Favorite Herb Ranking and it will probably be remaining there.   I need it to be inside of, or on, 95% of my summer meals (that’s a real stat guys). As you may have guessed, caprese is one of those meals.

In my dream summer world (it’s a thing), I would plop myself on the couch and eat that tomato, basil and mozzarella combo 4 out of 5 nights a week and be in heaven, but alas my husband would starve.

So to make my taste buds happy and appease a big-eater husband, I add my caprese combo to Naan bread, to make Summer Caprese Flat bread!

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I think I just got chills.

Surely everyone gets chills when speaking of avocados, right?  Don’t answer that.

That super yummy pear-shaped fruit of bright-green goodness sitting on my windowsill until ripe perfection just warms my heart.

So much so that I purchase three four six at every grocery run.

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