How was your weekend??? Mine was absolutely glorious. As I told you on Saturday, this was the first weekend of my winter break from school (#teacherlife) AND it was also Nate’s first weekend free of law school finals! He’s been studying like a crazy person for, well, a month, so it was SO wonderful finally having a lazy weekend together— watching movies, going for walks, hanging out with friends, endless amounts of football, and EATING THIS AMAZING DIP!
I actually had another post planned for today but I immediately replaced it with this recipe because it was just TOO amazing to put on hold! Warm, savory, garlic-y hummus loaded with roasted Roma tomatoes and massive amounts of fresh basil— what more could you ask for in a dip?? And if that’s not amazing enough, we topped it on crispy slices of fresh french bread for the perfect crunchy creamy bite. Ahhhhh perfection!
I’ve been a tomato-basil fanatic since… well, forever. One of my favorite go-to recipes to this day is still this simple, flavorful Roasted Tomato Basil Pesto— which also happens to be one of the first recipes I posted on this blog. And come on, who doesn’t think bruschetta is the best thing that ever happened to bread?? It’s definitely the ultimate crowd pleaser.
And being a vegetarian, I’m also a HUGE hummus fanatic. It’s an absolute staple in our fridge. Like, we’re more likely to have a tub of hummus on hand than a bottle of ketchup. Sad, but true.
So why not combine these two delicious flavors into one mouth-watering dip? And just in time for the holidays! Talk about the perfect Christmas appetizer (just look at those colors)!
Did I mention we’re having a bit of a different Christmas this year? We usually split our Christmas break between Nate’s parents in Rochester and mine in Atlanta, but this year we came up with the genius plan of bringing our families all together… in Florida! Yep! Nate and I are road tripping down to Orlando to meet BOTH of our families for Christmas, spending two days in Charleston, SC on the way for a little adventure just the two of us.
Yes, we’re totally being 6-years-old again and going to Disney World and Universal (I’m a suuurrrious Harry Potter fanatic). Between the parks, the sunshine, and three talented chefs in the kitchen, I’m sure this is going to be a holiday to remember!
What are your plans for the holidays? Traveling? Staying in town? Oh, do tell!
Regardless, you need to be making this dip. It’s a little Merry Christmas from my table to yours 🙂