Easy Appetizer – Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato

Easy Appetizer - Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato

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We are huge fans of hummus. We snack on it during the day and entertain with it at night. We’ve even come up with our own simple hummus recipe, since we love it so much. These cute easy appetizer cups filled with hummus, cucumber and a little tomato are perfect. We promise they’ll be gone in minutes.

The cups are made from pizza dough.  This time, we used pizza dough from Pillsbury. We’re sure you’ve noticed their products in your grocery store – we used their Classic Pizza Crust for this. Pillsbury paid us to develop a bunch of recipes using their pizza crusts, so we thought we’d share with you.

If you can’t find Pillsbury’s pizza crust, feel free to use any dough, store-bought or homemade.

A Cute and Easy Appetizer

To make the pizza cups, we roll pizza dough until thin then use a round cookie cutter to make small rounds of dough. Then, we press them into mini muffin cups and bake until golden brown. Let them cool then fill with hummus and veggies!

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Easy Appetizer - Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato
 
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These are such an easy appetizer. Our hummus cups can be made 1 hour in advance. Just make sure they are covered with plastic wrap to prevent the tomatoes, cucumber and hummus from drying out. Also, store in the refrigerator.
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You Will Need
  • 1 ( 13.8 oz) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust (Substitute 12 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough)
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) hummus
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Then, lightly spray 20 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Form pizza dough into a 14-inch by 12-inch rectangle (this doesn’t have to be exact, just close).
  3. Then, use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out 20 circles of dough. Press each circle of dough into the muffin cups. Now, use a fork to pierce the bottom of each pizza cup. Three to four pricks with a fork should do it. (This will help prevent the bottoms of the pizza cups from rising).
  4. Bake pizza cups 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Transfer cups to a cooling rack then cool completely.Easy Appetizer-Hummus Cups Step 1
  5. Once cooled, fill each pizza cup with a heaping teaspoon of hummus, and then top with a few pieces of cucumber and a tomato quarter.Easy Appetizer-Hummus Cups Step 2
  6. Finish with a light sprinkle of salt.

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22 comments… Leave a Comment

  • Rachel December 7, 2012, 8:38 am

    This will make a great appetizer for summer.

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  • Bev @ Bev Cooks December 7, 2012, 9:48 am

    Ugh! So cute!

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  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 7, 2012, 4:06 pm

    I love baking in cups! These definitely will make great bite-size appetizers!

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  • Hilary December 23, 2012, 9:24 pm

    Can you bake the cups ahead of time?

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    • Joanne December 27, 2012, 1:05 pm

      Yes, you can. Keep the cooled baked (unfilled) cups in an airtight container until you are ready to serve. So they are fresh, we would only bake up to 4 hours ahead of time, but they should be fine baked a day in advance.

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  • Kimmy January 5, 2013, 9:08 pm

    What would you recommend instead of cucumber? Just one of those things I’ve never developed a taste for. Thanks! Working my way through your website. Love the photos and easy follow-along instructions!

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    • Joanne January 6, 2013, 10:14 am

      Zucchini, tomato, red or yellow pepper would all be great.

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    • Michele November 20, 2014, 10:57 am

      I am going to top some of mine with kalamata olives! Keep it middle eastern… yum!

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  • Ellen January 14, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Has anyone actually made and tried these?

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  • Tina February 23, 2013, 11:40 pm

    I made these but with pie crust because I mis read and went off of memory lol.. They turned out so good

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    • Joanne February 24, 2013, 1:06 pm

      Gotta love happy mistakes :)

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  • Charlene March 26, 2013, 1:29 pm

    Hi,
    I tried this twice. I can’t keep the dough from puffing up in the center. It seems to me, it needs to rolled paper thin. Is this where I am going wrong. I do prick holes my fork. It hasn’t helped! Help

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    • Joanne March 26, 2013, 1:36 pm

      Hi Charlene — When we make ours they do puff up a little, but not enough to prevent us from filling them with the hummus. When you prick the base of the dough, also try the sides. If that does not help, you could ball up a little aluminum foil and insert into the middle of each cup. The ball of foil should prevent the dough from puffing up too much (still prick with a fork, though). Hope that helps.

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  • Liz Jagodzinski June 3, 2013, 2:47 pm

    I like the recpie I saw on Food Fantics plan to use it for my next BBQ

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  • Andrea June 10, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Be careful if you are trying to make vegan cups, to always read the labels of the Pilsbury dough. Most of their dough has lard in it, which is animal fat :(

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  • Emily September 15, 2013, 8:18 pm

    I’m about too make these using whole wheat pizza dough from trader joe’s :) Gonna take them into the office on monday.

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  • Diana Limoran Dunton October 24, 2013, 3:11 pm

    how long in advance can you make these before an event? would the night before make them too soggy? they look fab!

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    • Joanne October 30, 2013, 10:02 am

      We’re worried the base of the cups will be soggy if you make a night in advance (we have never tried it, though). To be safe, we wouldn’t go more than a couple hours in advance. Hope that helps!

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  • Jen April 20, 2014, 12:36 pm

    This has turned into a nightmare. I was so excited to make these, but the dough is miserable to work with and none of them came out as actual bowls. SO disappointed.

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    • Joanne May 12, 2014, 1:31 pm

      Bummer! So sorry they didn’t work well for you!

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  • Kerry June 21, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Making these now for a BBQ! So far the cups turned out great! I did have to cut/scoop out the center of some as some still puffed but will try the aluminum foil trick next time. Excited to fill them. I’m going to do a red pepper hummus with colored peppers and tomatoes. I’m out of cucumber.

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  • Ela September 26, 2014, 6:28 pm

    Has anyone tried this using FILO cups instead of the pizza dough? Drizzle a few drops of good evoo for authenticity and toasted pine nuts could also be used if cukes are not your thing.

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