Sponsored post: This post is sponsored by Boar’s Head but the contents and opinions expressed here are my own.
We’re heading deep into the holiday season. It’s all tinsel, gift wrap and Christmas carols from here on out. The grandchildren have been working on their Christmas Wish Lists. Instead of a family dinner and game night on Saturday we went to the Christmas Parade and came home to trim the Christmas tree. So much fun!
We never do a big dinner for our annual tree trimming party. It is just pick-up food, something to nosh on while we’re putting up the tree. This year the hit of the party was a new twist on my 7 Layer Mexican Dip. I added a Mediterranean twist. I switched out the refried beans for hummus. I was looking for something healthy to offset all the sweets and treats the kids would be having.
When I went grocery shopping for the party I noticed Boar’s Head Hummus comes in nine different flavors such as Traditional Hummus and the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. There are other flavors too such as Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Roasted Garlic. Each is made with chickpeas and the appropriate ingredients to make each flavor. Boar’s Head Hummus is full of protein, fiber and heart healthy fat and it is gluten-free. I am a huge fan of hummus. It is the perfect, versatile food. Hummus and crackers is a perfect comfort snack and hummus and veggies is a perfect lunch.
All those flavors got my creative juices going and I came up with an idea for dip. It’s not really something new but a Mediterranean version of the ever popular Mexican layered dip. Instead of using refried beans I used Boar’s Head Roasted Garlic Hummus. Then I added Kalamata olives, feta cheese, diced tomatoes, diced cucumber, and chopped parsley. Yummy! (and don’t tell the kids healthy!) I served it with baked pita chips.
My granddaughter, Elyza, came up with the idea of making the dip look like a Christmas wreath. She also named it, Happy Holiday Hummus Dip. The Boar’s Head Roasted Garlic Hummus was a great replacement for the refried beans. The aroma right out on the package was wonderful.
As I said it was the hit of the party and no one needed to know it was healthy.-
Visit the Boar’s Head webpage to see how Boar’s Head Hummus can help you create the perfect Holiday Spread. The quality and taste of Boar’s Head Hummus is second to none.