Sunday, February 24, 2019

Weekend Round-UP

A Night at the Oscars
Appetizers to celebrate the big night 
(left to right) Chicken and Parsley Hummus Toast, Egg and Parsley Hummus Toast, Smoked Salmon with Red Onion and Lemon Juice Hummus Toast 
Cook's Notes: Depending on the size of bread you might want to halve or cut into thirds to serve.

Move over Avocado Toast 
there's a new toast in town Hummus Toast-and the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!  
The main ingredients in Hummus Toast are easy. You simply need: 
  • Hummus: Pick up your favorite variety at the store. I used Roasted Red Pepper for these appetizers pictured above.
  • Bread: Any firm kind will do, toasted to your desired level of crispiness.
  • Toppings-use your creativity
  • Toast up your bread: Either in the toaster or toaster oven, if you’re making a small batch. Or if you happen to be making a large batch of hummus toast for a party, you can arrange slices of bread in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast them up in the oven.
  • Then comes the fun part — toppings- taking Hummus Toasts to  a new level 

Avocado Hummus Toast-fresh avocado, fresh cilantro, squeeze lime juice, crushed red pepper flakes
Elote Hummus Toast-(Mexican Street Corn) roasted corn, queso, fresh cilantro, diced red onion, squeeze lime juice, chili powder
Tomato Basil Hummus Toast-fresh sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, balsamic glaze
Lox Hummus Toast-smoked salmon, diced red onion,lemon juice, fresh dill, salt and pepper to taste, sea salt
Fried (or Poached) Egg Hummus Toast
Mediterranean Hummus Toast-chopped cucumber, chopped olives, fresh parsley, feta cheese crumbles, salt and pepper to taste
Banana Honey Hummus Toast-bananas, honey or maple syrup, sprinkle of cinnamon

Corn Salsa

It's fresh, tasty, healthy and addictive. Thanks Deb for the recipe.
  • 16 oz. frozen white and yellow corn, do not thaw
  • 1 medium diced red pepper
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 5 garlic cloves, diced 
  • 1 small can of olives, drained and diced
  • 3-4 firm avocados,diced 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 TB. cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano or 1 TB. fresh oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a large bowl mix salsa ingredients except the dressing.
  • In a blender mix dressing ingredients and toss with salsa ingredients. Serve with Scoop style Tortilla Chips.
Cook's Notes: You will find all of these appetizer Oscar Worthy and how did your Oscar ballot shape up predicting winners?


  1. I watched a bit of the Oscars last evening. Not because I know anything about the actors or actresses or movies, but for the dresses. And they were, uh, interesting, and some particularly constricting in ability to move. But I did pick up tips on a movie or two I may want to view. I'm not much of a movie person. But I've heard "A Star is Born" is really good.

  2. Highly recommend A Star is Born and Upside

  3. Looks like a tasty party! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - enjoy the rest of your week!


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