For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods).
 Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods).
 A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).
Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s how we served it last night for Oscar fare, with crudités and pita chips.
But we also like hummus as a luncheon dish, with a variety of salad toppings. You can also set it up as a DIY buffet.
Today’s tip: Add hummus to Greek salad ingredients. Here’s what you need for your dish.
RECIPE: HUMMUS SALAD
Hummus (consider two or three flavors of hummus instead of one)
Red bell peppers, raw or roasted (pimento)
Tomato (depending on the season, cherry tomatoes may be best)
Red onion or scallion
Stuffed grape leaves
Garnish: fresh chopped basil, dill, oregano, parsley
Optional dressing: extra virgin olive oil, red wine or balsamic vinegar
Anchovies, sardines, tuna
Falafel (get them frozen at Trader Joe’s)
Roasted vegetables (substitute for the fresh ones)
Whatever Else You Like
For A Layered Salad
Instead of all hummus, divide the bottom layer into:
Tzatziki or Greek yogurt*
Serve with a side of pita, or turn pita chips into croutons for the salad.
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*For more flavor, mixed chopped dill and/or scallions or chives into the yogurt. If you have it, add a bit of lemon zest.