Quick and Easy Hummus Cups

This appetizer is so simple, so easy and sooo satisfying!

This hummus appetizer is a simple, quick and easy appetizer for a crowd | Bakerette.com #appetizers #recipes

It was fun making these hummus cups topped with cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices. And yet they are sooooo simple and easy to make. Seriously. It took me all of 20 minutes to do. And the great part? Anyone can make them look this way and taste this way. Stepping back and looking at these babies, somehow I felt like I was a pro chef. I felt awesome. And when people tell you how wonderful they are, you’ll feel awesome too.

I’m not sure, but do chefs make anything that’s not from scratch? I don’t know. Because these are not from scratch and that’s what makes these hummus cups so easy. I’m all about easy. I don’t have time to make everything from scratch, especially when I’m in a pinch. So I cheat a lot…a LOT…and I’m sure all of you chefs out there are cringing. But give me a break…try working 40+ hours a week, running a home with kids, being over the young women in church (which, by the way means weekly activities), being the president of a book club and vice president of a home and garden club, plus a husband who works 60+ hours a week…you’d be all about easy, too! If not and you continue to make everything from scratch…I bow down to you! I worship you! I must learn from you! In the mean time, I cut corners. And maybe one day when I’m all rich from this blog and can afford a maid and a chauffeur, then maybe I won’t cut corners and I can offer you so much more.

Okay, so I’ll quit making excuses (I can be good at that) and tell you about my manhunt at Walmart to purchase the items that I won’t be making from scratch….

I figured Walmart had to have hummus. I mean, they are this gargantuan store and should carry hummus, right? Save yourself some time and don’t ask the clerks if they carry hummus. They have no idea what you are talking about. Seriously. I think I asked 5 different employees and I stumped them all. They looked at me like I was from a different planet. They gave me blank stares, would shrug their shoulders, and tell me they didn’ t know what it was or if they carried it. No one offered to find out. So here I am wandering aimlessly down the cooler aisles…could it be in the butter section? Could it be in the meat section? Could it be in the cheese section? I mean, I KNEW it had to be in a cooler. I searched the coolers high and low and when I was on my way to the check-out line, I decided to ask the lady behind the deli counter…To my surprise? She knew what hummus was! I nearly fell to the ground in excitement and had to refrain myself from hugging her! She pointed me to their “party planner” cooler (which, by the way, is a mile-and-a-half away from their other coolers). What the heck? They have a “party planner” cooler? Hummus in the party section? Who would’ve thought? Since then, I’ve been to 3 other Walmarts and hummus is in all of their party planner coolers by their delis. Because I’m all generous and what not, I’ll give you some free advice…if you’re a Walmart shopper, check the party planner cooler first.

These simple and easy appetizers are made with Pillsbury dough sheets, hummus, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Such a simple recipe. And if you really want to feel like a chef? You could make your own crescent dough and hummus (which, by the way, I made homemade hummus not too long ago…Delish).

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Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Yields: 20-21 cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Set aside a mini-muffin pan.
  2. Roll out the seamless dough sheet on a lightly floured surface. Using a 2″ round cookie cutter, cut out 20-21 circles of dough.
  3. Line each ungreased muffin cups with a circle of dough. Press the dough against the sides and bottoms of the cups. Using a fork, prick dough on the bottom and sides of each cup.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and remove from oven. The crescents will probably be puffy, so while the dough is still hot, press a spoon against the sides of the crescents to flatten them into a mini bowl.This hummus appetizer is a simple, quick and easy appetizer for a crowd. A tasty and light appetizer | Bakerette.com #appetizers #recipes
  5. Once cooled, remove cups from the tins and add a heaping teaspoon of hummus into each cup and top with cucumber slices and a tomato half. Sprinkle with salt.
Quick and Easy Hummus Cups
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 20-21 mini cups
Ingredients
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Pillsbury Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet
  • 1 container (10 ounces) hummus (I used Sabra brand's spinach and artichoke hummus or make your own)
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 11 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Set aside a mini-muffin pan.
  2. Roll out the seamless dough sheet on a lightly floured surface and using a 2" round cookie cutter, cut out 20-21 circles of dough.
  3. Line each ungreased muffin cups with a circle of dough. Press the dough against the sides and bottoms of the cups. Using a fork, prick dough on the bottom and sides of each cup.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and remove from oven. The crescents will probably be puffy, so while the dough is still hot, press a spoon against the sides of the crescents to flatten them into a mini bowl.
  5. Once cooled, remove cups from the tins and add a heaping teaspoon of hummus into each cup and top with sliced cucumbers and a tomato half. Sprinkle with salt.
About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Comments

  1. Can these be made a day ahead without getting soggy?

  2. Gonna make this for a BBQ today couldn’t find the seamless dough so I bought the garlic butter crescents. Also I love English cucumbers so much better. Can’t wait to see how everyone likes them!

  3. I used mini frozen phyllo cups. Just defrost them for ten minutes, fill and done. They were a great.

  4. I am thinking….if you put the dough on the underside of the mini muffin tin, you wouldn’t have to squish the dough as it would create its own cup? I have seen this done to make cookie cups. Why not for these?

  5. Our Walmarts just started carrying hummus! But it is really simple to make too…even for busy working Moms!

  6. Did you use normal cupcake trays or the mini ones??

  7. Jacquelyn says:

    Are you able to make the cups a day ahead of time to reduce the prep time the day of an event? If so, do you recommend putting them in the fridge or leaving them on the counter?

    • Hi Jacquelyn! I haven’t done that, but I can’t see any reason why you couldn’t prep the cups ahead of time. I would just wrap them really well so they don’t dry out. Great idea!

  8. Great Recipe! I just started making my own hummus recently since we were buying it a lot and it is kind of expensive. I made one today with garlic and artichoke hearts. It was really good. I am going to try this recipe – it looks really good!

  9. can’t find the crescent seamless dough sheet anywhere. any ideas what store?

  10. Looks and tastes great! Thanks for sharing! I needed something quick for a get together and this was super quick and easy to whip up!

  11. I am currently in love with Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. I love this idea! It looks delicious!

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