Easy Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato
These cute and easy appetizer cups are filled with hummus, cucumber, and tomato. Perfect for easy entertaining! Jump to the Easy Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato Recipe or read on to see our tips for making them.
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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. These cute easy appetizer cups filled with hummus, cucumber and a little tomato are perfect. We promise they’ll be gone in minutes.
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Hummus Cups – A Cute and Easy Appetizer
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. If you can’t find Pillsbury’s pizza crust, feel free to use any dough, store-bought or homemade.
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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Recipe updated, originally posted December 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Easy Hummus Cups With Cucumber and Tomato
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 and stored in the fridge to prevent the tomatoes, cucumber and hummus from drying out.
You Will Need
1 (13.8 ounce) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust or substitute 12 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough
1/2 cup hummus
1/2 cup diced cucumber
5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Make Cups
- To Finish
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray 20 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
Form pizza dough into a 14-inch by 12-inch rectangle (this doesn’t have to be exact, just close).
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. Use a fork to pierce the bottom of each pizza cup. Three to four pricks with a fork should do it. (This helps to prevent the bottoms of the pizza cups from rising).
Bake pizza cups 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Transfer cups to a cooling rack then cool completely.
When cooled, fill each pizza cup with a heaping teaspoon of hummus and top with a few pieces of cucumber and a tomato quarter. Finish with a light sprinkle of salt.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Some of our readers have had an issue with the middles of the pizza cups puffing up so much that they cannot actually fill them. Pricking the dough should help with this, but as an extra precaution, you can add a square of foil and then add pie weights or dried beans on top to weight down the middle while baking. Another option is to bake them per the recipe above and simply remove a little from the middle of the cups so the filling will fit.
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Can someone please explain to me what this means ( 1 ( 13.8 oz) roll Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust (Substitute 12 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough)
I’m confused on the substitute part?
Most stores sell pre-made pizza dough (usually refrigerated in bags or in the frozen section). If you didn’t want to use the Pillsbury crust, you can substitute with another brand of dough.
I made these last night and they were good, but I did hit afew snags… I couldn’t find the pullsbury dough so I used refrigerated dough from my supermarket and maybe that made the difference… The dough was very hard to roll out to the initial rectangle as it was pretty ‘springy’ and would let me stretch it. Also, totally misread the part about MINI muffin tins, thankfully I caught that mistake before putting them in the oven and I was quickly able to switch to the mini muffin tins. Also had trouble with the dough rising and not properly forming a cup…, so I just used a sharp paing knife after they cooled to hollow out a little well and then worked the recipe as stated the rest of the way… They looked great and tasted wonderful so even with all the hitches, I still think its worth four stars. Definately going to make again but next time, I will make sure I find the pillsbury pizza dough!