Looking for a tasty grilled appetizer? This Grilled Mediterranean Baguette is easy and delicious!
Dinner time around our house has been a bit insane lately. At the end of the day, I run out and pick up Robbie from daycare. As soon as I walk in the door, the dogs start barking at me non-stop. I could be nice and say they’re excited to see Robbie again. But in truth they know that dinner comes shortly after Robbie gets home. So now I’ve got Robbie in his chair yabbering away non-stop and two dogs barking and racing all over the house. And this happens pretty much everyday between 5-6pm. Let’s just say it’s a welcome site when I see Laura pull into the driveway!
On top of all that, Robbie has just started eating solid food. And man, that kid loves to eat! (He takes after his Dad like that…) We tried solid food (i.e. baby oatmeal) with him a couple of weeks ago, but he had an ear infection at the time. Let’s just say the solid food didn’t go over too well. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and now he is eating oatmeal like a champ.
But here’s the thing. It takes us a good 30 minutes or so to feed him. And that doesn’t count the time to wipe him down when he’s done. He loves to ‘help’ when we feed him, and that usually results in oatmeal all over his face and hands. I found some in his hair the other night. (Again, he takes after his Dad like that…)
So by the time we’ve fed Robbie, cleaned him up and gotten him off to bed, we’re wiped out. And we often haven’t even started dinner for ourselves yet. That’s where easy dinners like this Grilled Mediterranean Baguette come in. Truthfully, this one makes a great appetizer, but it’s totally been dinner for us a couple times this past week. I’m not complaining at all. This is one delicious meal, and it comes together quickly, too.
We always keep at least one container of Sabra hummus in our fridge. Occasionally, we’ll add toppings to create fun snacks like this Mexican Style Hummus. But more often, we just dig straight in with pita chips. (Speaking of pita chips + hummus, Sabra has a new Caramelized Onion + Smoked Paprika flavor. It’s a limited edition flavor, so if you see it, grab it. Trust me on this one!)
In celebration of National Hummus Day (May 13th), I decided to whip up a fun appetizer. Grilling season is officially underway in our neck of the woods, so I knew I wanted to do something on the grill. While Laura was feeding Robbie his nightly oatmeal, I sliced a baguette length-wise and tossed it in the grill for a hot minute. (Literally.) Back inside, I spread a bit of Lemon Twist Hummus on top of the grilled baguette, and then I topped that bad boy with chopped olives, tomatoes and feta. Appetizer done. Or in our case, dinner done!
This Grilled Mediterranean Baguette was delicious. The combo of olives, tomatoes and feta is a no-brainer, but the real star was the Lemon Twist Hummus. It provided a nice base for the toppings, and the light, lemony flavor was perfect with the Mediterranean-inspired toppings.
Laura and I ate this for dinner while we caught the very end of Jeopardy. And then we promptly fell asleep because our bedtime is now 8pm. 8:30 if we’re feeling wild and crazy. (If you have kids, then you know exactly what I’m talking about with these early bedtimes.)
Pssst…to help celebrate National Hummus Day, Sabra has a coupon for $.55 or $2.00 when shared. Grab a coupon and get to celebrating! Cheers!
Grilled Mediterranean Baguette
- 1 crusty baguette
- 1 small garlic clove peeled and sliced in half
- ¼ cup olive oil divided
- ¾ cup Sabra Lemon Twist Hummus
- ¾ cup assorted olives chopped
- 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
- ½ cup feta cheese crumbled
- Pre-heat grill to high heat.
- Slice the loaf of bread in half horizontally to create two long pieces. Brush the cut side of each half of bread with ~1 Tbsp of olive oil.
- Reduce grill heat to medium and place the bread cut-side down on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side. (Note: Watch the bread closely at this stage as it can burn quickly!)
- Rub the garlic against the cut-sides of the bread. (The crispy bread essentially grates the fresh garlic.)
- Spread the Lemon Twist Hummus on top of bread. Top with chopped olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. Drizzle the top of the bread with the remaining olive oil.
- Slice into wedges and serve.
This Grilled Mediterranean Baguette post was sponsored by Sabra, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.
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