This post was sponsored by The Women Bloggers, LLC and #SoapBoxInfluence. Special thanks to the Kendal King Group, creators of Bush’s #HummusMadeEasy Campaign. All opinions are my own.
I am always being asked the question what is it that you do? How do you photograph food? Why do you blog? I thought it would be fun to invite a few friends and family members over to show them just what it is I do. I hosted a party to introduce my friends and family to the new BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy products along with how to do a food photography shoot. The Southwestern Hummus comes together so easy it was the perfect way to show them how a photo shoot can come together.
To prepare for the party I stopped in at Walmart and picked up some garbanzo beans and a few packages of the new BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy in classic, red pepper, and southwest black bean. While I thought at first the black bean variety would be good for my recipe I want to show people how to photograph. The one I went with was the red pepper for the bright color.
We made the hummus as you see above and then sliced up avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, and opened a small can of corn. These were our topping accessories for color, taste, and texture. After the food was ready I showed how I pick the dishes. I look for colors in the food or in the range of a color close to my food to pop the color. White dishes are always great but I do prefer color in my photos. That’s just my style.
After picking out the orange ramekins we started the set up. We found a north facing window in my kitchen and to the left of the window used a bent piece of white foam board (dollar stores carry these). Then we played with a light diffuser in front of the window. Since the sun was already about to set we decide the photos looked brighter without the diffuser.
The main part we aimed for was getting the light to shine through the cucumber. We all thought that looked so pretty. Lastly, the really fun part came when we got to eat the BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy . They couldn’t believe how delicious it is. I had no clue how easy hummus was to make and from now on I won’t be just buying the container before I head to a party.
I am so upset I didn’t get to a good picture of everyone. We had so much fun learning how to shoot this tasty hummus we forgot to snap a group picture! I guess that means the Southwestern Hummus was just that darn good!
Southwestern Hummus made with red pepper hummus, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, avocado, corn, and served with cucumbers.
- 1 package Bush's Beans Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 can Bush's Beans Garbanzo Beans
- ½ roma tomato; diced
- 1 small can of corn; drained
- ½ avocado; diced
- 1 cucumber; sliced
- Open and drain garbanzo beans. Place in food processor.
- Open red pepper hummus package and add it to food processor.
- Blend well on puree.
- Pour into dishes and top with tomato, corn, and avocado. Serve with sliced cucumbers.
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