This post was made possible thanks to the folks at Lisa’s and Abe’s Bagels, who know a thing or two about quick and easy meals. Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a delicious giveaway featuring both brands.
This post is for everyone who enjoys a good mezze platter.
Traditionally served at the beginning of a meal – according to Wiki, mezze comes from the Persian word mazze meaning taste or snack – and as much social ritual as a meal. Grazing with friends is one of the more enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon.
A great addition to any mezze platter is Lisa’s new Smokey Hummus. I love smoke and I love hummus but I’ve never tasted a smokey hummus before now. The smoke is subtle, not overpowering at all. The cream and lemon notes go beautifully with other mezze ingredients.
I love the process of picking out the next morsel and combining items together. You curate every mouthful. Pick. Bite. Select. Down the hatch. Flavour, texture and colour go a long way. You don’t have to think too hard because everything on a mezze platter plays well together. You can have a different item for every bite or focus all your attention on cheese. No judgement.
Inspired by the mezze platter and Lisa’s Smokey Hummus, I’ve created these Smokey Mezze Bagels. There’s smoke, crunch, salt, sweet and tang in every bite. I have used toasted Abe’s Everything Bagels. Everything bagels are baked with lots of toppings including garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and Himalayan rock salt. They have that extra somethin’ somethin’ you didn’t know you wanted. Plus, they look amazing.
This recipe uses two bagels which is great for a meal for two.
For a friend’s birthday celebration recently, I doubled this recipe to use four bagels and cut each round in half to create a 16-piece party pack. Great when you need a quick picnic platter.
Smokey Mezze Bagel
Makes 2 bagels
- 2 Abe’s Everything Bagels
- 2-3 tablespoons Lisa’s Smokey Hummus
- 1 whole marinated chargrilled capsicum, sliced
- 50 grams feta, cubed
- 6 stuffed olives, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
- Toast bagels and spread with Lisa’s Smokey Hummus.
- Top each half with marinated chargrilled capsicum, olives, feta and pine nuts.
Win with Lisa’s
Thanks to Lisa’s Smokey Hummus and Abe’s Bagels, I have a delicious prize pack featuring both brands to give away to one winner: 1 x bag of Abe’s Bagel Crisps and 3 x Lisa’s product vouchers.
To enter, simply comment below your favourite way to enjoy Lisa’s hummus.
Giveaway terms and conditions
- Open to New Zealand residents only
- One entry per person
- Entries close 28 June 2018 and a winner will be announced 29 June 2018, contacted by email and announced here and on social media
- In the event that the winner is not contactable within 3 days, Bunny Eats Design reserves the right to redraw a winner
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I loveeee mixing hummus into a roast vege salad!
I love my hummus spread on my grain bread with lettuce, leftover chicken, tomato, beetroot and cheese.. it’s so yum instead of butter.
Yum on a platter with veges and crackers and bread
This sounds divine! i mostly eat hummus with cornchips, but I also like using it as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.
I love hummus on my homemade sourdough toast for breakfast, on my bagels for lunch as well as a teaspoon here and there if I’m hungry
Plain and simple with crackers and a cheese board so yummy the flavours speak for themselves 🙂
I like hummus original on extra toasted thin slice vogels or a yummy toasted bagel with a covering of smashed avocado and lemon juice and salt and pepper on top of that. I then in a pan sautee pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, button mushrooms, gratted carrots and beetroot and white onion in garlic, honey and balsamic and put on top followed by slicing cherry tomato’s and tear fresh basil leaves on top
I love having Lisas Hummus on corn thins! Plain, but yummy!
On scrambled eggs! Takes a super-basic breakfast to the next level!!
Always a Lisa’s Hummus fan…we just love it in our platter…dips for vegetable sticks crackers and more. And yes, burgers are even yummier with it too❤😊
These look gorgeous!
I’m a huge Lisa’s hummus convert. Favourite uses include:
1. Chelsea Winter’s Moroccan Lamb meatball recipe, piled into warmed flatbreads with Lisa’s original hummus, feta and olive smash with lemon, fat blobs of tzatziki, fresh tomatoes, and salted red onion.
2. The pumpkin and kumara Lisa’s schmeared generously over oven-fresh hunks of Turkish bread (the par-baked supermarket brands are great) for pre-dinner nibbles (alongside a decent glass of Chardonnay).
3. As an easy component in an open Buddha-bowl style lunch (with roasted chickpeas, turmeric-spiked cauliflower, baby spinach, shredded chicken, and a brown rice base). The smoked flavour would be beautiful here; methinks!
Definitely on a baked potato with a delicious rocket salad, sundried tomatoes and black olives.
I eat hummus with rice crackers 🙂
Late afternoon snack of cornchips and hummus.
I love love love all flavours of houmous, sometimes with toasted seeded bread and tomato, walnut crackers, carrots or even in a wrap mmmmmm it goes with EVERYTHING
On crackers or toast! We love hummus in our house!
Carrot sticks and hummus is all I need.
Vogels, hummus and cherry tomatoes
One of our favourite meals to eat are Buddha bowls with falafel, plenty of beautiful fresh vegetables, some homemade aioli and of course a big dollop of hummus.
I love it with crackers and cheese!! So easy to make and soooo yum!!
I love it as a dip for rice crackers or carrot and celery sticks. I also can’t resist Lisa’s sundried tomato hummus mixed with spinach leaves on a hot toasted bagel or piece of toast! They’re perfect for lunch on the go or just snacking!
Straight, with vita wheat crackers 😊
I love hummus on crackers, raw veggies, on a baked potato and with salad! Yummy
My favourite way to eat Lisa’s hummus is as a dip for celery, crackers, carrots, chips, just about anything really! I especially love the special mix packs with the nuts and seeds on top.. Yummy!
with he be chips
On a platter. With a wee bowl of baby bell peppers. And some pastrami or salami slices.
a wee bowl of olives. And some small pieces of sliced cheese.. Thats enough flavours..Need to be able to taste the hummus
PLATTERS!! 😍😍 or in a pita with grilled chicken, spinach, mustard, feta and gherkins
Ooh I love a giant blob of hummus on my salad, also fab in wraps or sandwiches!
Lisa’s Smokey Hummus. So good :
* On Bagels (Yum!)
* For Pretzel sticks
* With Julienned Raw Veg (eg. Carrot, celery, cucumber, radish)
* Classic: with Falafel
* As a topping for white fish fillets baked in foil
* My Favourite: ‘Humming-Green Salsa’:
Combine Lisa’s Smokey Hummus witn lemon juice, Avocado oil, runny honey and a little finely chopped
green chilli. Add lots of finely chopped fresh green garden herbs (parsley, basil, coriander)
There’s a lot of ‘goodness’ here! Goes greaton torn lettuce for a good winter salad.
I love it in a wrap with lamb and tabouli
Hummus on hot toast
My faviurute way to eat hummus is to have with falafel and salads. Yum, delish!
I love having Lisa’s hummus in my wraps with plenty of veges and lamb!
I love Lisa hummus on bagles toasts salads and with raw vegs super delight for me however thats if i beat my six year old to it she loves it by the Spoonful’s
I love it in a wrap with lots of veges nom nom nom
Lisa’s hummus definitely goes well with a selection of crackers and cheese! Great flavour combinations.
My favourite way to eat hummus is with carrot sticks to dip!
Yum! My favorite way to eat hummus is with wheat crackers 🙂
As a dip with carrots + corn chips and dukkah
Delicious as a substitute for mayonnaise in burgers and sandwiches
I love hummus with almost everything, crackers, celery, avo etc
For me I enjoy best with either carrot sticks or water crackers so I don’t loose the flavours of good hummus and Lisa’s does it Best.
We go through Lisa’s Hummus like it is going out of fashion…..so much that I even have a Lisa’s Hummus T-shirt. Fave is as a snack with carrots, celery and crackers, in wraps, pita bread, bagels, with corn chips, with fish, with lamb, my daughter loves the ‘pink’ hummus in a sandwich with nothing else, Iskenders, all sorts of Moroccan dishes……the options are endless.
I love hummus with a homemade mezze grazing plate – pita, hummus, lisa’s falafels, olives tomatoes cucuber and feta salad 👩🏻🍳😊
Ì love hummus on almost everything. It’s my go to afternoon snack with celery, carrots and crackers. Last week I used Lisa’s Hummus on a pumpkin, pine nut and fetta pizza, outstanding!
We love hummus in wraps with chicken and salad for lunch yummo
I LOVE cutting a kumara into wedges, air-frying them, and having them with hummus! Kumara + hummus is my favourite flavour combo!
Easy snack of hummus and crackers with sliced tomato on top Mmmm or mix through my coleslaw as a dressing Mmm
I’d love this in a pitas with teriyaki chicken and lettuce
I love it with grainy crackers, carrot sticks and celery sticks!
We love it on our snack platter so we can have crackers and cheese and hummus and celery and olives. Yummm
I love Lisa’s hummus with my crunchy veges for a satisfying, filling snack at work. The others reach for cakes, muffins, scones and feel yuck, I reach for a bit of Lisa’s and feel fab!!
We love to share a bit of Hummus during shared morning teas at work! It goes faster than the chocolate cake and other sweets!!
So Lisa’s big tub of Garlic Hummus is so delicious on a toasted Abe’s Bagel. Especially when there’s some smoked salmon, pesto & feta involved. Flavour overload!
Lisa’s big tub of Garlic Hummus is so delicious on a toasted Abe’s Bagel. Especially when there’s some smoked salmon, pesto & feta involved. Flavour overload!
I love hummus with crackers topped with fresh tomatoes.
Also love hummus on burgers so yummy.
I love it slathered on doorstep sandwiches
I love hummus as a dip for veggies. Carrot sticks 🥕 capsicum slices, celery sticks and crackers. Yummy 😋 and healthy
I love it with crackers and warm homemade bread yum!
I make pita bread pizzas with hummus as the base sauce then top with whatever leftover vegetables and meat I have in the fridge,cheese and a swirl of tomato or BBQ sauce on top!
I love dipping raw carrot sticks and bagel chips in Lisa’s hummus 😜
Pita crisps, carrot and cucumber sticks dipped generously in any of Lisa’s amazing hummuses, yum! Also use as the spread in all toasted sandwiches
I buy a tub of Lisa’s toppings weekly for my work lunches and enjoy dipping whole meal pita bread. Delicious 😋
I love Lisa’s Garlic Hummus with everything…cut up veggies, on crackers and sandwiches but best of all with pita crisps.
Love Lisa’s Hummus in wraps with salad and crispy skin chicken
I love eating Lisa’s Hummus with Abes Bagel Crisps,
I love hummus in ALL the ways! I love it on a sandwich instead of butter or marg, I love dipping crackers and vegie sticks in it, mostly I love it on a cheese platter with brie and dried apricot then shared with friends and whanau. 🙂
I love hummus on crackers, wraps, as a dip, or on crusty breads. I love hummus in so many ways for so many reasons. Dairy-free is the biggest bonus!
I love it simply with raw veggies, capsicum, celery, carrot and radishes are my all time fav! Also on a platter with the above and crackers, pickled onions, cheese, dukkah, fresh bread, quality oils. Yum!
Yum! I love Lisa’s Hummus! I enjoy it fairly plain – just smeared onto a really grainy, natural cracker 🙂
I love Lisa’s hummus! Great on a platter with a soft camembert and a selection of crackers or bread! Yum!
I love it in between crackers and brie cheese – yum!!
I love it on some toast.
I love Lisa’s hummus with gluten free corn chips as a Friday night treat with a glass of red wine. . Mmm
On toast or bagel with a bit of chopped kimchi
I love hummus on pita bread with ham, Rocket, tomato and avocado perfection
BLT with cream cheese. Or hummus, fresh tomato and brie. Sometimes with bacon on top. Yum
I have it in meat and salad sandwiches instead of mayonnaise – such a nice flavour
I love mine as is, with veg sticks and plain crackers 🙂
I love hummus with vege sticks – carrot, celery, and green beans!
Roasted capsicum on a fresh French stick! Tre magnifique