Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds {Recipe ReDux}

Wow your guests with zesty and creamy lemon hummus stuffed endive spears topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. A pretty, flavorful, nutritious and delicious appetizer perfect for a crowd. 

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds | Wow your guests with zesty and creamy lemon hummus stuffed endive spears topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not compensated for my time.

Everyone knows the most common way to eat hummus is as a dip, typically paired with pita bread or pita chips and a classic crudité platter of baby carrots, bell peppers, cucumbers, and maybe some broccoli and snap peas. With my Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread I’ve already shown you how you can take hummus to the next level by using it as a base for a pizza. So today I want to take the hummus as a dip one step further: hummus stuffed endive spears.

You could easily keep the hummus of your choice in its container and add endive spears to your crudité platter on the side, or you can take the guesswork out of it for your guests and have the endive spears pre-stuffed and ready for consumption. In my stereotypical type-A fashion, I prefer to do the latter – once I have an idea about how something should be eaten, it’s hard for me to just wait and see what people will do. So if you come to my house for a tailgate party (or more likely some other type of cocktail party), you’ll find these endive boats already made.

Sabra lemon twist hummus perfect for stuffing endive spears!

Now a word about the hummus I chose for this recipe. My go-to Sabra Hummus has always been their Roasted Pine Nut Hummus topped with lightly roasted pine nuts and whole chickpeas. But after seeing all the new flavors Sabra has, I had to try something else for these stuffed endive spears. The Lemon Twist Hummus caught my attention and I just knew it would be the perfect match for the delicate endive. To add a pop of color and an extra burst of flavor, pomegranate seeds stud the tops of the endive boats as does a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest. And there you have it – a quick and easy, nutritious and delicious appetizer that will keep bellies full and happy during the game.

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds | Wow your guests with zesty and creamy lemon hummus stuffed endive spears topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd

Before we get to the recipe, I must remind you why Sabra hummus is such a great fit for a Nutritioulicious lifestyle. You may not know, but beans count as a protein and a vegetable and hummus is made out of one of my favorite beans – chickpeas!

Research shows that diets with increased bean consumption are associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Luckily for those of us who can’t live without hummus, just two heaping spoonfuls of hummus a day will fulfill your bean recommendation for the week! If that news wasn’t exciting enough, Sabra hummus is also gluten-free, vegetarian, and helps boost intake of fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds | Wow your guests with zesty and creamy lemon hummus stuffed endive spears topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd

Clearly if you’re not already spooning into a container of hummus, it’s time you do so. And if I were you, I’d start with these Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds!

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds
 
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Wow your guests with this elegant, yet easy appetizer that pairs slightly bitter endive with zesty lemon hummus and sweet pomegranate seeds. Pretty, flavorful, nutritious and delicious.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer, Hors D'oeuvres
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 small endive heads, separated into spears (~16 spears)
  • 1 cup Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • Lemon zest, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fill each endive spear with about 1 tablespoon Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus. Top hummus with pomegranate seeds. If using, sprinkle lemon zest on over stuffed endive spears. Serve cold.

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds | Wow your guests with zesty and creamy lemon hummus stuffed endive spears topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. Vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free. Recipe @jlevinsonrd

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10 Responses to Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds {Recipe ReDux}


  1. This looks amazing!! Endives are my favorite- I normally use them in place of dip for guacamole! Definitely will be trying this 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Julie! Please let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m kind of obsessed with hummus, we go through a RIDICULOUS amount here every week!

    • Jessica says:

      Well you’re certainly getting your recommended servings of beans then! Hope my recipes inspire you to try your hummus in a new way!

  3. What a delightful seasonal recipe! We just spotted endive at the store and my husband had his “what would we do with that?” look on. Now I know!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks so much Alisa! I hope you’ll give it a try! So many fun things to do with endive!

  4. RFC says:

    We LOVE hummus in our house (red pepper is my favorite!). And this recipe looks fantastic! Going to serve it up when family comes to visit next weekend. Thank you for sharing!

    • Jessica says:

      That’s great to hear! So excited you’ll be making them. Enjoy!

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