Greek Topped Hummus

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!Β 

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!

This post is sponsored by Sabra. As always all opinions are 100% my own.

So I started something new. I’m now lifting weights. Yes, me the girl you loves Little Debbie treats, Doritos and diet coke is powerlifting. I’ve only been to one class and it KILLED me. Who ever thought to themselves “I think a great workout should be squatting up and down a million times” should be throat punched. Dear lord my legs hurt so bad that I literally sigh every time I thought about going up and down the stairs. In fact on the first day, I went to leave my house and toppled down my stairs because my legs were basically jello. As much as I hate being rotund I’m not a huge fan of jello legs either.

However, I’m getting my act together and going to work out again today. Please wish me luck. My legs will take all the good vibes you can send their way.

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!

One thing I didn’t expect after working out is the EXTREME hunger I would feel. EXTREME. EXTREME. EXTREME. I know I just basically screamed at you but I was so hungry I thought I was going to have a hangry breakdown in the middle of the grocery story. Luckily for everyone at the store, I managed to slightly keep it together.

Then I bought a steak, came home and pan fried it and served it along side a giant helping of broccoli. It was beyond the most amazing lunch in the history of lunch.

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!

Even after eating that HUGE lunch I was still starving by dinner time. You should know that dinner time in our house is one of two things – relaxed or rushed. Since I work from home I cook 99.9% of the time and by the time Art gets home he is beyond starving. So I teamed up with Sabra to introduce you to the unofficial meal. We are big time unofficial meal eaters in our house. If you’re thinking “what in the heck is an unofficial meal?” I’m here to explain. The unofficial meal is the meal you eat while you’re making the official meal. The meal where you all dig in, the meal where you fight for the last chip to scoop up ALL THE DIP!

This delicious Greek topped hummus is the perfect addition to your unofficial meal. I made my ground lamb fresh but dishes like this are perfect for using up leftover meat. It’s packed full of Greek flavors and is perfect when scooped up with crispy pita chips and cucumber slices. Β It’s topped with spiced lamb, crunchy vegetables, feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. The sprinkling of sumac is not required (especially if you can’t find it) but if you can get your hands on sumac it’s highly recommended!

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!

Think of the unofficial meal as your at home appetizer. Your at home time to gather in the kitchen, catch up on your day all while stuffing your face meal. I’m pretty the unofficial meal might just be my favorite meal of the day.

{Looking for more delicious appetizers? Try my preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip, steak fajita phyllo bites or my warm loaded baked potato dip.}

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Greek Topped Hummus

This Greek topped hummus is packed full of flavor. Topped with spiced lamb, cucumber, red onion, pine nuts, feta cheese, mint and a sprinkling of sumac. Serve with pita chips and DIG IN!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 (10 ounce) container classic hummus
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac (more or less can be used)
  • For dipping: pita chips and cucumber slices

Directions:

Set a small skillet over medium heat and add in ground lamb, coriander, cumin, kosher salt, cinnamon, allspice and smoked paprika. Cook until fully browned. Drain off any fat that is in the skillet.

Add hummus to a platter and spread out so you leave a well in the center for all your toppings.

Top with ground lamb, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese, pine nuts, chopped mint, chopped oregano and sprinklings of sumac.

Serve with pita chips and cucumber slices.

Note: You can adjust your toppings based on your personal preferences. Feel free to add more or less cucumbers, red onion, sumac, etc. It's up to you!

25 Responses to “Greek Topped Hummus”

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — April 18, 2016 at 7:01 am

    I worked at a Mediterranean restaurant all through college, so I basically lived on hummus for about 4 years. This is seriously gorgeous and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making it all summer long!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — April 18, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Loaded hummus!!! I love any and all things hummus!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 18, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Seriously loving the flavors in this! Such a great snack idea!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 18, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I probably wouldn’t be able to eat two tablespoons either. More like two bowls haha

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — April 18, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Awesome. Also, I LOVE sumac!

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    Amy Stafford — April 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

    I loved your snapchat about going to the gym and I totally felt your pain after all those squats. This looks AMAZING! I love hummus as a snack, but crap lady you have made it into a meal and gotta love that.

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    Catherine — April 18, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Dear Brandy, I love how you stayed with the Mediterranean theme…you really jazzed this up with the fresh toppings. The cinnamon is a wonderful idea.

    I wish you all the best with your new workout regime and I hope the next session treats you more kindly! xo, Catherine

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    Marye — April 18, 2016 at 8:23 am

    This hummus looks perfect! I SO need to try this.

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — April 18, 2016 at 9:14 am

    That looks like DINNER to me! My favorite kind of meal…a snack that transmogrifies into a meal.

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — April 18, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I am one of those weirdos who LOVES squats, but then again, physio was forcing me to do wall sits so anything is better than those πŸ™‚ And this is one awesome dish!

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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — April 18, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Lifting weights?! You go, girl!!! I always get hangry after exercising, so I’ve used that as my excuse not to do it. It only makes me eat more, so why bother, right? πŸ˜‰ You can do it!!!! You are amazing!

    And as for this hummus, YUM. I think the unofficial meal is my favorite.

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — April 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Great job on the workout girl, keep at it! I think we both clearly have an obsession with hummus and Greek food. I think we need to get together and have a Greek hummus-fest! Brilliant idea adding ground lamb in your topping!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — April 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Good for you for sticking to the workout routine! And this unofficial meal is one of my favorites… a great hummus is hard to beat!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Love the flavors that you used to top this hummus! I think I’d just skip dinner and make hummus the main dish!

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    Roxana — April 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I love the “unofficial meal” idea and this is perfect for that! Fully loaded and ready to eat!

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    Aimee@shugarysweets — April 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    I eat unofficial meals all day long πŸ™‚ But seriously, this greek topped hummus looks delicious!

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — April 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Apparently I’m already a member of the unofficial meal club – I do this ALL the time πŸ˜€ This hummus would be a perfect addition to my pre-meal snack list!

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    Laura — April 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This is a genus way to make chips and dip into a healthy meal! Love it!

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    tanya — April 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This is hummus done right! I am so in love with the flavors you’ve added!

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    Puji — April 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Is it possible if I change ground lamb with something else and can I skip or change sumac with something else to? Thanks

    Puji.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 25th, 2016 @ 10:31 pm

      Hi Puji! Yes, you could substitute ground beef if you would like. You will lose that lamb flavor but if you’re not a fan of lamb it’s no worry. You can easily skip the sumac if you cannot find it. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — April 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    FACE PLANT. Thank you.

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    Serene @ House of Yumm — April 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This totally counts as a meal! I think I see dinner in my future!

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    Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) — April 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Well who doesn’t love hummus…this looks amazing.

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — April 25, 2016 at 8:16 am

    I would like to dip my face in this hummus. Thank you, bye!

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