My solution: the remnants of a store-bought tub of hummus, a zip-loc bag, some feta crumbles, a lone cucumber I found in the bottom drawer of my refrigerator and pepper. Bing bang boom.
This is the laziest of lazy finger foods, but it’s healthy, delicious, and deceptively fancy-looking with the freshly ground pepper. And if you like to keep things dairy-free, just omit the feta. I feel like a hack posting it, but everyone at book club loved it and insisted I share on P&I, so here it is! The next time you’re looking for a ridiculously easy, sorta-homemade appetizer, whip these up—your guests will love ‘em!
A 5-minute healthy party app recipe.
- 1 cucumber, peeled
- ½ cup plain hummus
- Handful of feta cheese crumbles
- Fresh ground pepper
- 1 zip-loc bag (don’t eat this)
- Cut the cucumber into ¼”- ½” slices.
- Cut a small hole in the corner of a plastic zip-loc/sandwich bag. Put the hummus inside of it and then squeeze it through the hole in a swirl pattern on top of each cucumber slice.
- Sprinkle a couple feta crumbles on top of the hummus.
- Grate some pepper on top.
By the way, the book we read was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I really enjoyed reading it but holy sh*t I could not stand the main character, Louisa. I found her painfully pathetic from start to finish, and no matter how hard I tried to sympathize with her, I just couldn’t. Have you guys read it? Discuss in the comment section!
And before you think I’m some inspirational healthy role model snacking on cucumbers at parties, I should add that in addition to keeping things light with my hummus rounds, I also ate four brownies topped with melted Andes mints at book club. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Before I wrap up this post, P&I reader Cindy asked me to share a link to her half marathon fundraising page. Having lost family members to cancer, Cindy is running the race this April to help raise money for a cause that has deeply affected her life and the lives of many. I made a small donation, and if you’re interested, you can too here. Best of luck with the race, Cindy! 🙂