This year, Turkey Day is coming a bit early… and as the holiday approaches, we’re thankful that you can be prepared for a heartwarming and delicious day with the loved ones. But since it’s coming early, you’d better be prepared with a bevy of Thanksgiving appetizers, to keep your guests and fellow partiers from sneaking into the kitchen to find their own Thanksgiving treats!
As you’re prepping for the holiday, perhaps you don’t want to load everyone up with five thousand calories of butter and oil. And thankfully, you don’t have to—there are tons of scrumptious recipes for healthy Thanksgiving snacks that will keep your guests both fit and full.
The secret ingredient? Hummus! As it turns out, this nutrient-packed and flavorful dip is good for more than accompanying veggie sticks. Hummus is a great substitute for butters and oils, and with all the creative flavors on the market, you can be assured that there is a taste to complement every dish.
Hummus Thanksgiving Treats
Time for some healthy Thanksgiving appetizers! You can find all these, and plenty more, by checking out our HOPE Kitchen. And if you want even more ideas, our Instagram community and YouTube page are full of even more!
It’s worth noting that all these recipes use HOPE Hummus—because only HOPE is USDA Certified Organic, High Pressure Processed instead of heat treated, free of artificial preservatives and additives, and 100% committed to using extra virgin olive oil. If you want to serve healthy Thanksgiving appetizers, then hopefully you’re a thankful as we are to have a premium healthy hummus on the market.
With no further ado, here are some delicious Thanksgiving treats:
- Baked Root Veggie Chips
Who doesn’t like chips? This holiday, you can serve up a festive bowl of chips, but made from the best of fall root veggies: potatoes, large beets, rutabagas, parsnips, and more! Simply slice them up in a mandoline and bake them up with some salt… and pair them with some Buffalo Bleu or Spicy Avocado hummus for a delicious and simple Thanksgiving appetizer.
- Butternut Squash Bisque
Nothing says autumn like butternut squash! This rich, creamy bisque is already one of our fans’ favorite vegetarian thanksgiving appetizers. And it’s not just sautéed onions, chopped garlic, coriander, veggie broth, and of course butternut squash—this Thanksgiving treat gets its smoothness from a tub of Thai Coconut Curry hummus. Yum!
- Crunchy + Creamy Green Beans
Before you load up your plate with meat and potatoes and gravy, grab yourself some light Thanksgiving appetizers, such as this dish of steamed green beans topped with sautéed shallots, topped with an herb sauce made from Original Recipe hummus, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, and almond milk. Gotta get your greens!
- Red Cabbage Slaw with Black Garlic Dressing
Looking for healthy Thanksgiving snacks? Well, you’re in luck! This tart and garlicky slaw is super easy to make, and super delicious to eat. Simply shred some red cabbage, carrots, and green onions, then top with a dressing made from Roasted Black Garlic hummus and some other goodies. This light Thanksgiving appetizer is sure to please.
- Jalapeño Red Deviled Eggs
When you’re trying to keep guests away from the kitchen, there’s no better Thanksgiving appetizer than deviled eggs… especially when you spice them up with some Jalapeño Red hummus! Delicious and full of protein, this vegetarian Thanksgiving appetizer delight hungry stomachs and let you prep in peace.
This November, we wish you a healthful and HOPE-ful holiday. May it be as enjoyable as these Thanksgiving appetizers!
As always, cheers and happy eating.