Although the fun, food, and excitement of last year’s holiday and Christmas parties is long gone, the spring and summer months are prime time for outdoor events and gatherings. With the summer holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin experimenting with new finger-food recipes.
Finger-foods — including dips such as classic mild salsa and spicy fresh guacamole –are excellent for entertaining, however, why limit yourself? There are a variety of flavorful, savory, and satisfying finger foods that are perfect for the hot weather and lighter fare that summer calls for.
Hummus dips are the perfect finger food for spring and summer entertaining. In fact, hummus is perfect all year round for all kinds of events, including Christmas parties. So what’s the big deal about hummus and why is it so great? Simply put, hummus is versatile can be used in a variety of different ways.
The most common and traditional ways of eating hummus involve pairing it with pita bread or tortilla chips. However, you can still switch things up a bit by playing with different hummus flavor combinations outside of plain hummus.
Though common flavor varieties include roasted red pepper hummus, garlic hummus, and even basil pesto hummus, you can create your hummus varieties by adding your favorite toppings to plain hummus. Why not track bacon-bleu cheese hummus or sweet and spicu jalapeno-sriraccha hummus? The possibilities are endless!
Also, don’t feel limited to only dipping pita bread or tortilla chips in hummus. You can use hummus the same way you’d use your other favorite condiments! For example, use a dollop of hummus in place of sour cream, or try spreading hummus on toast or using it place of mayonnaise on a sandwich. Hummus can even be used as a flavorful alternative to classic chicken wing dipping sauces.