By now I’m assuming your 4th of July plans are firmly in place but I hope you’ve left a little leeway in the menu as I have something you are going to want to add.
We will be heading up to the lake to watch fireworks explode over our heads from the seats in our canoe and then rowing back in the dark for a little bourbon and S’mores by the bonfire. Ahhhh, life is grand.
I’m planning on bringing a batch of this hummus to snack on, but be warned it is not for the faint of heart. Every year my friend Nadja goes back to visit her family in Jamaica and brings me a jar of hot and spicy Walkerswood jerk seasoning paste and a bottle of Appleton Jamaican Rum (who says you can’t buy love?).
Pre-Nadja I really knew nothing of jerk aside from the fact that it is something they eat in Jamaica. Now I would put myself firmly in the category of people who ration the 10-ounce bottle of jerk seasoning with such militancy that I only spoon it out for special occasions, in order to make a jar last as long as possible.
The birth of our nation, however, is one of those occasions and the addition of a couple teaspoons to a super easy hummus dip elevates it from a bowl of pureed beans to a spicy revelation that begs the question, what have I been eating all these years?
This hummus takes mere minutes to put together but is so exploding with flavor that you really get some bang for your buck. Let’s just consider it the firework-version of hummus. Perfect for the 4th of July, wouldn’t you say?
Here’s a few of my other 4th favorites:
- Brown Sugar Fruit Dip with Sour Cream + Vanilla
- Oven-Baked Avocado Fries with Harrisa Ranch
- Chicken and Black Bean Nachos
- Deviled Eggs My Way
Need more inspiration? Check out my 4th of July Board on Pinterest!