Herb Garden Hummus Dip

Herb Garden Hummus Dip

This fresh and bright hummus dip has been a crowd hit at each occasion that I have served it, but I can’t take the credit for the recipe. This post is dedicated to my oh so fabulous cousin, Nicole Z., who runs an amazing interior design firm, Triangle Interiors, balances two kids, a husband and dog (and still looks perfecto like.all.the.time). I first enjoyed this hummus appetizer paired with a crispy glass of Sauv B. when I was over at Nicole’s a few years ago. My mom and I arrived at 2pm-ish to begin combing the wedding mags, and what started out an afternoon of delightful hummus bites and wine sips over wedding planning for her sister, Courtney, ended up a verrry late night of eating thin crust pizza and solving the world’s problems. Maybe it was something in the hummus? — but I highly doubt it.

Photo Details: The garden herb hummus dip pictured above is from a recent dinner party that I hosted… it was demolished in about 10 minutes. Looking at it just makes me want to sit out on a terrace with a glass of cold vino – don’t you think?


  • 1 large container of plain old original hummus (or 2 depending on how large your serving platter or plate is)
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch green onion
  • 1 container cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 lemons
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pita chips, crackers or crudites


  • spread the hummus, about a 1/2 inch thick over your plate or platter
  • dice the cherry tomatoes in half and begin to make a little pattern around the edge of the platter, 1/4 a few remaining tomatoes and place in the center of the dip
  • rinse and pat dry the basil and put one leaf in between each tomato, take a few more leaves… roll them up, and slice to make little springs to sprinkle all around
  • dice the green onion and scatter
  • cut the avocado into tiny pieces and arrange in the open pockets that aren’t covered yet
  • juice the lemons and drizzle all over
  • add a tiny, tiny bit of olive oil over it
  • top the dip off with cracked pepper and sea salt — and serve with your crackers (this is great with sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and celery)



4 responses to “Herb Garden Hummus Dip

  1. Blog is fantastic- keep it up. I have a feeling there are a lot of people out there who would love this.

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