Kalamata Olive Hummus

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Author Notes: Olives, hummus, what's not to love? Kalamata olives give this hummus a sweet and briny punch, plus an interesting color. NeelNPatel

Serves 4

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives (rough chop)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • small handful flat leaf parsley (rough chop)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (optional:for thinning)
  1. Drain one can chick peas.
  2. Chop garlic, parsley, and olives. Reserve.
  3. Transfer ingredients to food processor and add olive oil, cumin powder, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and tahini paste.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, then add optional water for thinning. Pulse, and garnish with few sliced olives and flat leaf parsley. Serve with toasted pita or bread.

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about 2 years ago cindalina

I've made this hummus twice and love it. Thanks for a great recipe!


over 4 years ago NeelNPatel

Thank you! I love the flavor the olives give it.


over 4 years ago YuY

I've spent most of my life in the Middle East and I can never resist good Arabic foods (Hummus is no exception..) This Hummus sounds different and irresistible!