10.26.2011

Halloween Hummus Bites

Amy writes:

Chef Dave, the culinary teacher at school, started up a cooking club for students this year. I decided to join in on the fun, and once every couple of weeks we have a great time cooking up food that is easy to prepare, and then, of course, we eat up!





Being the excellent teacher he is, Chef planned the first meeting as an introduction to the kitchen and to the club. So, instead of club members doing the actual cooking that day (as we do now), he did a demonstration on how to make red pepper hummus. Many of the students had never tried hummus, and when they saw how easy it was and tasted how delicious, they were hooked. Meanwhile, I now had my plan for a simple appetizer to serve as our neighbors came around on Halloween night! Notice the festive colors, perfect for Halloween, and sort of spooky looking, too!

Halloween Hummus Bites
Makes 24 "bites"

Ingredients:

1 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3-4 tablespoons of lemon juice, to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 packages mini fillo shells (found in frozen food aisle)
24 whole black olives, pitted

Place chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt, and all but one roasted red pepper in a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix, then slowly drizzle in olive oil while processing until smooth. Take fillo shells out of package and place on a serving tray. Carefully spoon red-pepper hummus into fillo shells. Chop remaining red pepper into small pieces. Stuff the red pepper pieces into the hole in the olive. Top each filled fillo shell with the stuffed olive and serve at room temperature.

16 comments:

jck said...

Hey, how'd I miss this cooking club?

Gourmet Getaways said...

I love it! The pastry is so fine! What a perfectly delicate way to serve hommus!

Oh and I love Halloween theme!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a great idea, how cute are these! :)

Eliotseats said...

I adore hummus and am glad you shared this recipe for red pepper hummus. Cute Halloween bites!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

This was a great idea for a savory halloween goodie!

fat pig in the market said...

I like your idea of having something savory for Halloween visitors. These look perfect for any party...simple and pretty!

Mama's Gotta Bake said...

How clever...and I love hummus!

Emily @ Life on Food said...

Perfect party and snack food. I love it!

Erin said...

These are too cute! What a great healthy Halloween treat!

Baker Street said...

oh my! these look absolutely perfect!

Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com said...

Halloween is so associated with sweets it's nice to see a delicious savory treat. Love hummus anyway, and any excuse is a good one to enjoy it!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

I love savory Halloween goodies! There's always so much sweet stuff floating around, that it's nice to have something good for you hanging around.

kat said...

Hummus is such a great snack.

nancy at good food matters said...

these are very clever---tasty and appealing one-bite hors d'oeuvres.

Heather said...

loved this recipe so much! I featured it in the March 2013 Secret Recipe Club post here :) http://itsyummytomytummy.blogspot.com/2013/03/hummus-bites.html

tanya1234 said...

luv it thankx