Hummus Appetizer Bites Recipe

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These hummus bites are great as hors d'oeuvres for a party or a healthy snack before dinner. They deliver a mouthful of smooth and tangy hummus atop a flaky crust.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 229
Fat 16g
Saturated fat 5g
Carbohydrates 18g
Sodium 13mg
Fiber 2g
Protein 5g
Cholesterol 374mg

Hummus Appetizer Bites Recipe

12 bites
Servings
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Ingredients

  • 1[1/4] cups all-purpose flour
  • [1/2] tsp. salt
  • 5 TB. cold butter
  • 2 TB. vegetable shortening
  • [1/4] cup ice water
  • 1 batch Traditional Hummus (recipe in Chapter 12)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 12 kalamata olives
  • 12 fresh parsley leaves

Directions

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, pulse 1 cup all-purpose flour and salt 5 times.

Add cold butter and vegetable shortening, and pulse for 1 minute or until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Continue to pulse while adding water for about 1 minute. Test dough; if it holds together when you pinch it, it doesn't require any additional moisture. If it does not come together, add another 3 tablespoons water.

Remove dough from the food processor, place in a plastic bag, form into a flat disc, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

Remove dough from the plastic bag, and dust both sides with flour. Sprinkle your counter with flour.

Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to [1/4] inch thickness. Using a 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles of dough. Gently mold dough circles into a mini muffin tin, and using a fork, gently poke dough.

Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon Traditional Hummus on top of each cooled piecrust, sprinkle with paprika, and top with add 1 kalamata olive and 1 parsley leaf each. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Healthy Hint
If you don't have time to make the piecrust, you can purchase ready-made piecrust and save a lot of time. I like to make it myself because I can control the amount of fat I add to it.

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