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Ultimate Tailgate Hummus Dip.

October 27, 2010 by Carolina

Hatch, our department’s designated party planner, planned a great lunch themed as the Ultimate Tailgate. We were each to wear our favorite team shirts & bring something for the tailgate. I of course rocked my FSU shirt — Go Noles! I decided to make Donna’s delicious Hummus Dip (she made it for the Food & Wine Fest & was kind enough to give me her recipe). I made a few modifications & the end result was stellar! Check out the Ultimate Tailgate Hummus Dip.


1/2 Cup Tahini (Sesame Paste)

4 Cups Canned Chick Peas

1/3 Cup Warm Water

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

1 & 1/2 Lemons, juiced

Cumin, to taste

Garlic, minced, to taste

1 Large Tomato, chopped

1/2 Large Cucumber, chopped

8 – 12 Kalamata Olives, chopped

4 – 6 Sundried Tomatoes, chopped

Feta Cheese, crumbled, to taste

Tabasco Sauce, to taste

To make the hummus, combine the tahini, chick peas, water, olive oil & juice of 1 lemon (save a bit for later) in a blender. As you’re blending, add the cumin & garlic cloves; blend until hummus consistency. Make sure to taste & adjust seasonings, then spread in a pan.

Top hummus with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, sundried tomatoes & feta. Drizzle leftover lemon juice, a bit of tabasco sauce & the a dash of the oil from the sundried tomatoes. Opa! This delicious greek dip is a big hit!

The potluck tailgate had a ton of dishes; check out this spread.

I had a little bit of everything, you know, for quality control purposes. Note to self: Go for a run STAT.

After having an awesome lunch we proceeded to play soda pong & flip cup, office style, which meant no alcohol. I’m proud to announce my team won the flip cup challenge — yea, we still got it!

Before going back to my desk for work I made sure to rep my school on the college whiteboard. The Ultimate Tailgate was great. Thanks for organizing Hatch!

How do you celebrate football season? What’s your favorite tailgate item?


Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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