Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter from Pretty Simple Cooking

This recipe for Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter is from Sonja y Alex’s new book Pretty Simple Cooking.mediterranean hummus

I know I have told you a million times that I love cookbooks, I’m obsessed with them! I collect them; I read them at night before going to bed, I enjoy them so much and sometimes even cry when reading the intros and who the author dedicates the book too. But I enjoy them, even more, when I know a bit of the story behind the book and the authors.
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Sonja and I met via Instagram, and when I learned the story of her son and his Mexican heritage, I immediately decided to share with her my authentic Mexican recipe for sopes.
I’m also a huge fan of her blog and her recipes, so when I learned that they were writing a cookbook, I couldn’t be happier.

Other idea: Authentic Mexican Sopes

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You have to take a look at it. Its name is “Pretty Simple Cooking,” and it has “100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food”. The book has amazing photography and great illustrations; it is also pretty simple to follow, their ideas are pretty straightforward and align in a perfect way to mine. The recipes are vegetarian, simple yet super, super delicious and made with 100% real ingredients.

Other idea: Vegan aguachile

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So to celebrate the launch of their cookbook, Sonja and Alex organized a worldwide party. The idea… to cook for friends or/and family and make at least one recipe from their cookbook. My theme for the party was a Mediterranean feast and dedicated it to my kids. I knew for sure, that as soon as they got back from school and saw the table set they were gonna be excited. My kids love hummus and Mediterranean food, so the Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter from, Sonja and Alex’s cookbook was a total success between them.

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 So here is the link to the book and I genuinely recommend it to you. Here is a link to their blog, so you get to know them and see pictures of their beautiful baby Larson. Here’s the recipe for this

Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter

and I hope you like it as much as I did. If you do, please share the recipe and the blog.

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Layered Mediterranean Hummus Platter

Alejandra Graf
This is a very simple dish to put together and a crowd pleaser; you can use store-bought hummus or a homemade one, either way, would be delicious. This recipe is slightly adapted from "Pretty Simple Cooking" from Sonja and Alex Overhiser's cookbook.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 people


  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives chopped
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 11/2 cup hummus
  • 1 handful of cilantro to finish
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Pita bread or pita chips for serving


  • Peel and chop the onions, rinse with cold water to remove the strong bite.
  • Peel the cucumber, and remove the seeds with a spoon, chop into small pieces.
  • Chop the artichoke hearts, olives and cherry tomatoes.
  • Spread the hummus on a large plate and sprinkle with the red onions, diced cucumber, chopped artichoke hearts, olives, cherry tomatoes and finish it up with chopped cilantro, paprika, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Serve with pita bread or pita chips.


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Excerpted from A Couple Cooks | Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja Overhiser and Alex Overhiser. Copyright © 2018. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

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