This is the time of year when everyone needs a quick and simple go-to appetizer for neighbors and friends dropping by, office Christmas parties or just something nice to have as an appetizer at your family gathering. Usually, most appetizers come in the form of mayo laden dips or…cream cheese. You know…the dreaded cheese ball. We Southern girls are known for our cheese balls. 🙂
These “Zucchini Bites” are a super quick and easy appetizer that ticks all the boxes on the healthy and clean food list also. Not to mention, it’s pretty and colorful too.
All this recipe involves (if you can even call it a recipe) is to scoop out the middle of 1 inch zucchini rounds using a melon baller…….
…….fill the zucchini with your favorite hummus. We love Garden Fresh Naturals brand…. Spicy Cilantro hummus. It’s all natural with no artificial ingredients or preservatives and it’s gluten free. This hummus has amazing flavor. I use a store bought hummus because, I feel good about this brand and it’s definitely a time saver for me. Time management is huge this time of year, right?
Doesn’t this appetizer look so pretty on the serving tray? It will look as if you have spent hours preparing but, it seriously took me about 15 minutes to make and all I did was chop vegetables and open a container of hummus. I love quick and easy don’t you?
It’s difficult sometimes during the holidays to stick to a clean diet when unhealthy foods are everywhere we turn. This appetizer will be perfect to serve to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family this holiday season. You’ll prove to them that healthy food can be delicious and simple to prepare.
Enjoy these “Veggie Hummus Rounds” my friends and……. I hope you have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
|Veggie Hummus Rounds|| |
- 2 large organic zucchini, sliced into ¾ to 1 inch rounds
- 1 container of your favorite hummus
- ¼ cup of organic red pepper, chopped very fine
- ¼ cup of organic purple onion, chopped very fine
- Wash the zucchini and use a pairing knife to peel part of the green skin all around the zucchini about every ½ inch. See photo.
- Cut off ends and discard and cut the zucchini into ¾ to 1 inch rounds
- Using a melon baller, scoop out the middle of the rounds, being careful not to go all the way to the bottom and make a hole.
- Place hummus into a zip lock baggie and squeeze it into one corner of the baggie. Snip a small hole in that corner of the baggie and use as you would a pastry bag.
- Pipe the hummus into the scooped out zucchini rounds.
- Sprinkle finely chopped red pepper and purple onion on top of hummus.
- Place veggie rounds on a serving tray and chill slightly in the refrigerator before serving.