Loaded Hummus Dip Recipe
The most easy and tasty appetizer that has major wow factor - loaded hummus dip with roasted eggplant & tomatoes, creamy feta & crispy chickpeas. Fresh, simple and delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Servings: 6 -8
- 1-2 tubs of store bought hummus
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp of salt to salt the eggplant and later to roast the vegetables
- 1/2 small eggplant roasted
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes roasted
- 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers cubed
- 1/2 cup crispy chickpeas
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Parsley Za'atar and olive oil to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare eggplant by peeling about 70% of the skin off, and cutting into cubes. Place in a collander and sprinkle generously with salt. Let sit for 30 minutes, and then rinse with water and pat dry.
While the eggplant is sitting, roast your cherry tomatoes by tossing with 1 tbsp olive oil on a sheet pan and sprinkling with salt & pepper. Roast for 10-15 minutes, till soft and popped open.
When eggplant is done sitting in the salt, toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes, till fork tender. Allow tomatoes and eggplant to cool a bit.
Once eggplant and tomatoes are cool, begin assembling your dip.
Spread out hummus on a platter or place in a bowl, and then add the toppings in layers. Start with the eggplant and tomatoes, then roasted red peppers, then feta cheese and chickpeas, and finally, the parsley, Za'atar and a olive oil drizzle.
Serve with warm pita bread, pita chips or veggies.
The quantities for toppings are a suggestion, so start adding your toppings gradually, and add more or less as suggested, according to your tastes.
Accordingly, if you are serving a big crowd, I suggest using 2 tubs of hummus, versus 1 if you are just preparing for 3-4 guests.
If you don't have Za'atar I suggest finishing the hummus with a sprinkle of paprika. If you also want that tangy flavor, top it off with some grated lemon zest - a good substitute for the sumac found in Za'atar - and a flaky sea salt.