My Go-To Dish for Cookouts This Summer

by HEAB on June 23, 2013

We ate something similar to this dish at a cookout on Memorial Day.  It was so simple and everyone loved it.  I’m not even sure who brought it to the party, but I have since recreated it and plan to take it to every potluck style gathering we attend over the next several weeks.  Love getting together with friends during the summer!

Anyway, back to the dish.  Below is the version I made yesterday…

The pan contained prepared hummus topped with feta, chopped Kalamata olives, 1/2 a seeded and chopped cucumber, 1 seeded and chopped tomato, chopped artichoke hearts, and fresh parsley.  Since I didn’t need a whole jar of olives or artichoke hearts, I simply purchased what I needed from the olive bar at my local grocery store.  So, other than a little chopping, this takes very little time to prepare.

Serve with pita chips or anything dippable – fresh veggies, pretzels, tortilla chips, warm pita bread.  You can also play around with the toppings and use sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, crumbled goat cheese, olive oil, different fresh herbs, etc.

Easy. Done. Delicious.

Happy Summer!