And whether you’re a host or a guest, you’ll likely spend a few nights this month assembling a tray of something small and nibbly to satisfy your fellow merry-makers. But, we’re pretty sure you also have a life to lead (not to mention dresses to dry clean, hair to blow out, and weary, chipped nails to touch up). So, we came up with three super-fast, super-easy, and super-conscious-of-all-those-gifts-you-have-to-buy party snacks, to get you through the season with ease. Each of these hors d’oeuvres has just five ingredients and takes less than twenty minutes to whip up. Oh, and they’re good. Really, really, talking-with-our-mouths-full good.
Whip ‘em up and head on out. We’ll see you in the trenches.
Lemon-Pomegranate Chickpea Dip
Traditional hummus gets a holiday spin with this zesty, tart dip that goes great on crackers, carrots, or simply by the spoonful.
2 15-oz cans chickpeas
½ cup pomegranate seeds (plus some to top off later!)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (the fruitier the better)
Salt to taste
Pour chickpeas into a medium mixing bowl, and squeeze lemon in.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil…
…and a good dose of salt (this will contrast nicely with the lemon).
Using an immersion blender (or regular blender, or food processor) blend chickpea mixture until relatively smooth.
Scoop chickpea mixture into serving bowl(s), and top with remaining olive oil.
Finally, sprinkle liberally with pomegranate seeds.
Throughout the evening, you can add more seeds to refresh this (obvious) favorite.
It’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
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