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Hommus Hacks to Impress Guests this Summer

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Food bloggers and recipe creators reveal inventive ways to incorporate hommus in summer dishes

Forget the customary carrot sticks and cucumber slices for summer entertaining and use hommus to create surprising dishes that will delight at any get together. All without forking out for expensive ingredients.

As we break into the warmer months and with the entertaining season fast approaching, the traditional picnic dip can be found in many Australian fridges, says Jalni Shah, General Manager SSS Foods: “Why not hack your hommus? With many of us planning staycations during the festive season, this summer will focus on having fun and entertaining at home, which means more time spent in the kitchen mastering unique creations for friends and family!” says Jalni.

Here, three food bloggers share their SSS Foods Hommus hacks to help put a creative twist on summer dishes.

Japanese Inspired Onigirazu (Sushi Sandwich) by @crushinglimits

Ingredients:

  • Sushi Rice
  • Nori Sheet
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomato
  • SSS Foods Natural Hommus

Method:

  1. Make sushi rice according to the packet instructions and keep warm
  2. Cut two portions of the nori sheet and lay them on a piece of clingfilm, parallel, with some space between them (you should be able to put a hand in between).
    • Chef tip: you can do it on top of a sushi roller mat so it is easier to put everything together
  3. Wet your hands and grab a handful of rice, placing it on top of both nori and using your hands, make it even and as flat as possible.
  4. In one nori with rice, place SSS Foods Natural Hommus – as much as you want!
  5. Incorporate whatever other ingredients you want on top on that, just don’t overload
  6. Bring the other nori with rice on top, with the help of the clingfilm and/or sushi roll mat, as if you were closing a side of a book
  7. Top with more SSS Foods Natural Hommus

Chicken and Pumpkin Fritters by @clean_treats

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (320g)
  • 3 cups pumpkin, grated (390g)
  • 2 sprigs spring onion, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup self-raising flour (150g)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk + 1 tsp lemon juice (or use buttermilk)
  • 1 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs sumac
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green salad & SSS Foods Coriander, Cumin & Chilli Hommus to serve

Method:

  1. Combine the prepared chicken, pumpkin, spring onion, eggs, flour, almond milk, mint, seasoning and spices together in a bowl.
  2. Heat a non-stick in fry pan, add mixture to the pan and cook the fritters until golden on both sides (use 1-2 tbs of batter for each).
  3. Serve with green salad and generous dollops of SSS Foods Coriander, Cumin & Chilli Hommus.

Mediterranean Baker Pumpkin by @scoopitup_

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pumpkin sliced
  • 1 tub SSS Foods Coriander, Cumin & Chilli Hommus
  • Handful roasted almonds slivered
  • Handful craisins
  • Handful coriander
  • Chilli flakes
  • Spices to roast: cumin, chilli, smoked paprika, coriander, salt, pepper, olive oil and honey

Method
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
2. Coat pumpkin with all spices and olive oil, generously sprinkle each one and add a drizzle of honey to each
3. Bake for 30 mins
4. Roast almonds lightly in pan for 1-2 mins
5. Spread SSS Foods Coriander, Cumin & Chilli Hommus on plate
6. Place down pumpkin and top with chilli, craisins, almonds and coriander

Feel inspired this summer and create delicious, unique twists on summer classics, with the much-loved kitchen staple. “We hope that Australians take on the challenge of hacking with hommus this entertaining season. It’s an easy, cheap way to get tongues wagging,” adds Jalni.

SSS Foods Natural (RRP: $3.80) and Coriander, Chilli & Mild Chilli (RRP: $3.80) hommus flavours are available in Woolworths stores nationwide. To find out more about SSS Foods range and to get inspired by a variety of recipes, visit sssfoods.com.au.

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