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Olive Hummus [vegan, gf]

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!

 

A portion of the Olive Hummus in a white bowl, garnished with extra green olive slices.

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.

A wholegrain cracker, dipped into olive hummus.

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 for more Hummus recipes.

Top view on a bowl of the Olive Hummus and a bowl of the vegan crackers for dipping.

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.

Collage of two pictures of the Olive Hummus with recipe title text.

After some blending it’s ready.

That’s it – give it a try and let me know down in the comments, on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram what you think.

Cheers, Florian.

Olive Hummus #vegan #glutenfree www.contentednesscooking.com

Olive Hummus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. 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

Cathy

Thursday 19th of August 2021

I am eager to try this recipe! I have 2 questions: Do I drain the olives? Also, is it ok to use ground sesame seeds in regard to the store bought tahini? Thanks so much!

Florian

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Hi Cathy! Olives are drained that is correct. I would stick to tahini paste, because otherwise the result will be not delicious. Hope that helps.

Nan

Monday 15th of February 2021

Can you use kalamata olives?

Florian

Monday 15th of February 2021

Hi Nan! These will work perfectly, enjoy. Hope that helps.

Honey

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I'm looking forward to making your olive bread, but first I need to find out a substitute for the tahini as I'm avoiding sesame. I've seen suggestions such as peanut butter, more olives, yogurt or sweet potato, but don't know which wouldn't compromise the bread.

Florian

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Hi Honey! Almond butter is great. Hope that helps.

Dawn

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

What kind of olives did you use?

Florian

Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Hi Dawn! I like Kalamata olives best!

Village Bakery

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Florian, I love you! I made this for my board game night and the guys loved it

Florian

Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

Thanks for your fantastic feedback! Glad it was such a big hit with your guys! One of my favorites!

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