Here is my new Olive Hummus recipe. Yes you heard right, olives and hummus. What sounds like an unusual combination is actually a match made in heaven. With simple, fresh ingredients you can make yourself this stunning dip in no time. Healthy, vegan, and gluten free!
It is one of these days when I am a bit loo lazy to make myself full meals. When things get a bit busy and I’m often on the run, I prefer to have something in the fridge to snack on or to grab on the go.
One of my absolute favorites is an easy dip with some crunchy snacks. You know the deal: load up a bowl, sit back on you couch and munch away.
A good Hummus with bread sticks or vegetables is a good option then. I make a good bowl and am basically safe from any weak moments of snacking something less than healthy outside.
Once in a while, I start scratching my head though and think about ways how to make the Hummus experience a bit more exciting. To tell the truth, I sometimes get bored by the same flavors, and develop a craving for something new, and start experimenting.
In fact, I guess you should search to whole page using the search bar on the right. Or even better, click through my Hummus Recipes category.
How to make the homemade Olive Hummus
Now, here is another of my savory creations: an amazing, simple Olive Hummus. As with all of my recipes, it is a very straightforward one. Nothing fancy about this, so everybody can make it at home.
All you need is a blender or food processor.
As a typical Hummus, it takes some chickpeas, a bit of tahini, a little spice – and, you guessed it, olives. Not only are they a Mediterranean Superfood, they also add a distinct sweet-bitter… well olivy flavor to the spread. It goes extremely well with bread sticks or hearty crackers.
- 15 oz (400 g) olives, pitted (plus more for garnish)
- 1 15 oz (400 g) can chickpeas, drained
- 2-3 Tbs tahini
- 3 Tbs olive oil plus more for garnish
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
- pinch of salt
- 1-2 garlic cloves (optional)
- Transfer all ingredients to a blender and process until creamy. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 0.5 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 15.9gFiber: 4.2gSugar: 2.2gProtein: 6g