Just when you thought all holidays had been celebrated, and then here I bring in a fun one. Yes, May 13th is National Hummus Day so why not enjoy today with your favorite container of Sabra Hummus for your #UnOfficialMeal or Snacketizer (Snack + Appetizer). This is a sponsored post with Sabra,
Many people might not know it but my husband definitely knows that if someone were to ask me where I would like to go to eat for dinner, I usually will say I feel like eating Mexican. My husband has to anticipate this by telling me that he does not feel like eating Mexican food. Usually though, he goes with my consistent craving and we visit our local Mexican food joint
While hummus is not really considered Mexican, there are flavor components that easily can make it so. Chickpeas, or garbanzos, are consumed many ways but not usually as a dip. Even though I have tried to go through all Sabra hummus options, I get stuck on my favorite ones and forget about the variety available.
Refried beans are typically used in many Mexican dishes especially in sopes, which are fried masa or corn dough discs that are thicker that corn tortillas. They are usually topped with refried beans, veggies, meat and topped with salsa. They are usually offered as appetizers or antojitos in Mexico but I like them for lunch sometimes too!
What works nicely is that an antojito literally means “little cravings” and are small meals enjoyed in between the main meals of the day so you can technically consider them as an #UnOfficialMeal, a campaign that Sabra is sharing all over social media. Our family is always all about the unofficial meal because my girls are growing and they are constantly hungry so healthy snacks are necessary.
Back to sopes though. As I was creating this appetizer, I almost did not have a recipe to share because my husband almost ate my fried masa but he reminded stopped himself because he knew I prepared them because I am always having a Mexican food craving. While that was kind of him, I otherwise would have been out frustrated that part of my recipe was consumed!
Instead of the typical refried beans component, I used Sabra’s Chipotle Hummus as the base and then made a typical calabaza or typical sautéed squash mixture to go layer on top of the hummus. While one sope might seem a lot for a little snack, two is okay to have. Protein packed snacks are healthy and delicious and great for the whole family.
Feel free to substitute your own Sabra hummus flavor for the base of the sope and tell me what you like best. Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper would make a great combination as well. Either way, celebrate today with your favorite flavor and with a loved one and enjoy National Hummus Day!
Here is a coupon for you at www.sabra.com. Coupon available only on 5/13 (midnight to midnight EST)
Serving Size: 2
- 2 cups corn masa flour (like Maseca)
- 2 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- vegetable or coconut oil for cooking
- 10-ounce container of Sabra Chipotle Hummus
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large zucchini, diced (about 1 cup)
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1 cup white button mushrooms, diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup queso fresco or feta cheese crumbles
- Sour cream
- store-bought balsamic glaze
- In a large bowl, combine flour, water, salt. Mix thoroughly until forming soft dough.
- Preheat an cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat.Drizzle with 1-2 Tablespoons of oil.
- Divide dough into 8 equal-sized balls. Press each ball between the palms of your hand and flatten to discs 3″ in circumference.
- Cook each disc for 3-5 minutes on each side until each side begins to look slightly golden.
- Place on a serving plate and cover with cloth napkin to keep warm and soft.
- In a large non-stick pan, heat pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
- Add the diced vegetables and spices and cook for 7 minutes making sure the zucchini stays bright green and not mushy.Add the queso fresco into mix.
- Take one sope and add about 2 Tablespoons Sabra Chipotle Hummus.
- Top hummus with 1/4 cup of veggies and cheese and drizzle with sour cream and balsamic glaze.