Ok, so today’s recipe isn’t exactly a “recipe”. There isn’t an ounce of cooking involved— just a little slicing, spreading, and layering— which is totally my kind of recipe for a hot summer day.
But I will promise you that this “recipe” is absolutely DELICIOUS! Packed with my favorite Mediterranean flavors, all rolled up into a few messy bites and totally ready for your next barbecue or picnic.
Ummm, sign me up!
Back a few months ago, I hosted my friend’s baby shower and was trying to come up with simple “picnic style” recipes that were pleasing to a variety of eaters. This can be kind of difficult for me, since I’m so used to how I eat, and so easily forget that not everyone likes to eat this way. What?!? Not everyone in North Carolina is a healthy vegetarian?!? Ohhh jokes!
So after much thought, I knew I wanted to make some sort of pinwheel or wrap-style-roll-up. Everyone can get on board with those, right??? But every pinwheel recipe I found online was packed with cream cheese, deli-meat, and processed ingredients… no thanks.
So I went with the most crowd-pleasing flavors I could think of (Mediterranean, duh) and decided to just wing it. Man, am I glad I did!
A thick spread of hummus, followed by layers of crunchy cucumber, roasted red pepper, salty olives, and, of course, some fresh dill <— that’s a winning combination right there! And better yet, everyone loved them! I think this was one of the most popular dishes I made for the whole spread and was surprised by all the compliments they got.
So of course I had to share them with you today! Since it’s picnic season and all. I could totally see these on the table at a 4th of July barbecue or thrown together for a impromptu picnic in the park.
And if you’re not dairy-free, feel free to add into some crumbly feta cheese for another pop of flavor. I tried this with some of my roll ups and it was a really nice touch (and even more crowd-pleasing).
As always, let me know on social media if you get a chance to try these. I love seeing your snaps on snapchat (pumpkinandpb) and tags on Instagram— seriously makes my day 🙂
Have a wonderful rest of your week everyone!