Hummus is a super food in that it’s so versatile that it can often be used as a healthier alternative to dairy like eggs and cheese. The Complete Hummus Cookbook by Catherine Gill features over 200 delicious, vegan-friendly recipes for you to try including the one below which is the perfect recipe as the weather gets warmer. Fire up that grill!
The flavors in these kabobs, combined with the mouthwatering hummus dipping sauce, is just out of this world! These are now my go-to for cookouts. Guests love having something that they can eat with their hands at a gathering that is not messy. I find it really suits outdoor-style parties for this reason. Double or triple the recipe if you are expecting a bigger crowd, and you may want to keep a set of skewers on hand in your cupboard, too!
Beefless Kabobs with Sweet Chili Hummus Dipping Sauce
1 (9-ounce) package beefless tips product
1 bell pepper, sliced into squares
1 small onion, thickly sliced
1 cup original flavor hummus
¼ cup Asian or Thai sweet chili sauce
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Allow beefless product to thaw just enough to where you can get a skewer to pierce the centers. Using 4–6 wooden, bamboo or stainless steel kabob skewers (the amount will vary depending on how large your skewers are and how much they can hold) alternate adding beefless tips, bell pepper and onion. Once skewers are full, they are ready to be cooked.
You can cook your kabobs on the grill (preferred method) or in the oven. If you are using a grill, first spray them with non-stick cooking spray on a platter, then transfer to hot grill and cook for 3–5 minutes per side. If you are using an oven, spray them with cooking spray on a large baking sheet and bake them at 400°F for 10 minutes per side.
While kabobs are cooking, whisk together hummus, chili sauce and ground ginger to make the dipping sauce.
Tip: Sweet chili sauce can be found in most grocery stores in the specialty foods section. Alternatively, you can go to an Asian market to purchase some, or else use sweet-and-sour sauce as a substitute.