I didn’t realize how much I loved green olives until I made this hummus. Mario Specialty Food sent us some olives and asked us to help them create some healthy recipes. Originally I thought I’d make a tapinade, but decided to go with a hummus instead. I’m so glad I did. The green olives simply extend the olive oil flavor in the hummus and it so so yummy.
We have started making hummus at our house instead of buying it. The 4 year old loves hummus and that makes me happy. But, looking at the labels of the hummus containers at the store, I knew I could clean it up and make it even better for us. Even if you use canned chickpeas, its still better for you than buying pre-made hummus. Plus you can add any flavors you want. I made this one, Green Olive Hummus, for some girlfriends last weekend and it was a HIT. Everyone loved it.
Enjoy and let us know what you think.
Green Olive HummusJust a few simple ingredients.
Blend in Food Processor or Blender
It's Almost Ready!
Garnish and Enjoy
Local ingredient: garlic purchased from our winter’s farm market.
2 cans Organic Chickpeas (drained and rinsed) or 16 oz fresh chickpeas,soaked, drained and rinsed
1/2 cups Mario Green Olives, pitted
6 Garlic Cloves
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice from 1 Lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste (I didn't add any but you could if you wanted to)
Smoked Paprika, to garnish (optional)
3 Green Olives, diced, to garnish (optional)
1 teaspoon Olive Oil, to garnish (optional)
- Add the chickpeas, olives, garlic, and lemon juice to the food processor or blender.
- Turn it on and slowly stream in the olive oil into the feeder tube.
- Remove lid and add salt and pepper, if using
- Turn food processor on for another 3-4 minutes until hummus is creamy
- Garnish with smoked paprika, diced olives and olive oil.
- Serve with carrots, cherry tomatoes, or soft whole wheat pita or lavash bread.
Delicious! I made this tonight, I did it with roast garlic and half regular chick peas and half green garbonzo peas. My kids don’t like olives but boy boy I had a hard time putting this away! I love that you don’t need Tahini! Thanks for posting.
Jenn – So glad you liked it. It’s my new favorite hummus!!