We love hummus, and this version is really amazing, and if you have a pressure cooker, this is an easy, tasty reason to pull it out! We pair hummus with fresh veggies for a meal or snack. —Monica and David Eichler, Lawrence, Kansas
"This is an adaptation of a salad I tasted at a restaurant. The combination of cheese and apples is delicious," says Debbie Blackburn of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. "I came up with the dressing recipe, which has a fruity flavor and creamy texture."
When entertaining, I rely on this make-ahead dish that's full of peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Low on sodium, it gets its delicious flair from garlic, basil and thyme. We like it on homemade bagel chips.
—Margaret Potempa of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Chock-full of garden freshness, this colorful toss makes an excellent side dish or meatless entree. "Sometime I substitute penne pasta and add cooked chicken for a heartier main meal," says Rosemary Averkamp of Genoa, Wisconsin. "Using garlic-flavored feta cheese is a great touch."
Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California makes a Greek-style sandwich by spreading a loaf of bread with hummus, veggies, seasonings and feta cheese. With plenty of garden-fresh flavors and a hearty bean spread that packs protein, this stacked submarine makes a satisfying meal-in-one.
Our Test Kitchen staff mixed up this mouthwatering must-have, which is loaded with oregano, basil, garlic and feta. The flavorful combination is perfect with toasted bagels or crunchy breadsticks.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pita bread is the crust for these single-serving pizzas that get Mediterranean flair from olives, spinach and feta cheese. Breadsticks and a wedge of iceberg lettuce drizzled with salad dressing (pictured above right) make fine pizza partners. Or serve an appetizer of fresh vegetables with dip, then cap off the meal with lemon Italian ice.
In an effort to eat healthier, I'm trying to serve more vegetables," relates Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "So I substituted green beans for the pasta in one of my favorite Greek dishes. It's even better than the original.