Disclosure: I was hired by The Women Bloggers to promote #hummusmadeeasy by Bush’s Beans. I am being compensated for this post on my hummus pinwheel-making party. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I made plans to host a hummus party for Bush’s Beans #hummusmadeeasy campaign, I didn’t have to think twice about who my guests would be. In my teacher’s lounge, it’s like a hummus party everyday! My teacher friends eat hummus like it’s going out of style. Guest list – check!
With this being the next-t0-last week of school, I thought a hummus pinwheel-making party would be a great low-key way to celebrate the end of a very l-o-n-g school year. We don’t all live in the same town or suburb so we tend to do our LNO immediately after school. We often meet up at a restaurant or at someone’s house for snacks, drinks, and non-school related talk for our LNO. Okay, that isn’t totally true. Teachers can’t ever get away from school talk, no matter how hard we try!
Since there isn’t much time to prep things right after school, I needed to have a simple set up. I chopped up a variety of veggies the night before so that all I had to do was set out the dishes and make the hummus when I got home from school. In a jiffy, the yellow and green bell peppers, cilantro, chopped olives, green onion, red onion, chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, shredded cheddar, and tortillas were out on the counter.
Making the hummus could not be more simple or any faster! I set my food processor out the night before along with two cans of Bush’s garbanza beans, one can of Bush’s seasoned black beans, and three packets of Bush’s Hummus Made Easy. The hummus kits, found at Walmart, come in three different flavors: Southwest Black Bean, Roasted Red Pepper, and Classic.
I dumped one can of drained beans and one packet of hummus mix into the food processor bowl to make each kind of hummus. Boom! In less than five minutes, I had three different types of hummus ready to go! (For the black bean hummus, I did add half a can of chopped green chiles to the hummus mix and beans.)
Tips for Hosting Your Own Hummus Pinwheel-Making Party
- Set up two different stations – one for basic dips and one for the pinwheels
- For the dips, include both pita chips and fresh veggies for dipping
- Chop as many veggies as possible the night before, placing them in serving bowls sealed with foil
- Set out napkins, plates, glasses, wine, etc. in the desired areas the night before
- On party day, set the pinwheel toppings and the tortillas in an area in which multiple guests can gather around easily – such as on a table or an island.
- Place one or more cutting boards and sharp knives in a separate area so that guests can slice their pinwheels if they wish.
- Place cute printables in frames to enhance your décor. (See my free printable downloads below!)
I had so much fun making the printables to display during the party! I could have printed mine at home on regular paper, but I chose to print them at Walgreens since my printer was running low on ink. I am making the printables available for download here, here, here, and here so you can use them at your own hummus pinwheel-making party! (Make sure when you print that you print for 4×6 or 5×7 sizes and the “fit image to page” option is not selected.)
The eight friends who came to the party really enjoyed the hummus. I am now quite a fan, too! The fact that the Hummus Made Easy hummus can be made in less than one minute in a food processor or blender is huge! I have also found that the hummus keeps several days in the fridge.
I enjoy the hummus so much that I made a free printable gift tag so you guys can share the hummus aweseomness with everyone you know! Visit my other post to get the free printable!
Linking up my hummus pinwheel-making party at the following link ups: