This ain’t your grandma’s hummus. This is some serious shit…seriously good shit.
I went to Montreal for the onion hater’s birthday and ordered something similar at a restaurant for dinner. At first, I was like, the hummus platter was a mistake. Everyone was getting mac and cheese grilled cheese or some other fried, cheesy deliciousness. My hummus platter comes out and I was eating my words AND my meal.
It’s like that expression, never judge a book by its description (wait — what?). I was wrong. The hummus platter was the best thing I ate that weekend and we ate at mostly good places.
Side note: the bartenders are amazing in Montreal minus this one shithole pub where they pressure tourists into giving 15%+ tip for beer that you pick up at the bar and took them 5 seconds to pour. I wish that pub would separate…off this planet.
I now make this for lunch to work or weekend with some wine. It’s not only amazing, but caters to vegetarians and vegans. Not sure about gluten-free, but it is wambulance-free so if you want to complain, go call one. The key ingredient, other than the obvious hummus, is the pickled red onion which was in my last blog. Did you see the link? Are you sure? If not, click here.
For people who are like, Hey Ola, I don’t want to eat something vegan, I say, have fun getting gout. For people who say, Hey Ola, I don’t want to eat hummus, I say, have fun getting gout. For people who say, Hey Ola, I don’t wa– GOUT. Just give this recipe a try and if not, then at least click around on my blog to drive up my page views #payitforward.
1 cup hummus
¼ cup pickled red onions, chopped
¼ cucumber, sliced thinly
4+ radishes, sliced thinly
sprinkling of pumpkin and/or sunflower seeds
dash of olive oil
fresh cilantro or basil, chopped
The base is the hummus (obv) and then top it with the red onion, radishes, seeds, olive oil and fresh herb of your choice. You can even drizzle some balsamic vinegar.
Scoop up the hummus with cucumber or pita or just eat it with a spoon — whatever you want! The world is your hummus platter.