Happy end of February!
I’ve found myself attending more parties lately, especially with the slew of Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and my eventual birthday in February. As I get older I start seeing the parties I attend start to shift and mould into something more structured and less “off the handle.”
I like this change of pace. I like offering to bring food to parties and taking the time to craft something special and heartfelt. At the same time, I like things that are easy to make, delicious, and a healthy option compared to the normal party fare.
I wish this dish had a name – but it’s simplicity often makes it hard to pin down into a two-word category. This dish has been a staple party appetizer in my repertoire for the last 2-3 years. If you like something that has a minimal ingredient list, requires a small amount of time to whip up and will taste good despite its utterly healthy composition, then I think this is something you should keep in your back pocket.
Directions and ingredients (all packed into one)
- Pick yourself up a good cucumber. I like one with a decent radius for ultimate hummus surface area coverage.
- Take your cucumber and slice it up.
- Buy your favourite hummus. Use a butter knife and apply to sliced cucumber. I like to have the cucumber covered, but you can use your discretion here.
- Everyone has a carrot laying around. Find your carrot and grate it using the smaller holed side of your cheese grater.
- Apply beautiful carrot shreds to your cucumber slices. Refrigerate until it’s time to pull out for your party guests.
And it is literally as easy as that.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple recipe which (from experience) seems to go over quite well. What is your favourite ‘go-to’ appetizer to bring to parties (I think I need to expand my collection of recipes…)
Thanks for following along,