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.
Local ingredient: garlic purchased from our winter’s farm market.