Kalamata Olive Hummus

★★★★☆ 27 Reviews
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By Shawn A
from southern, PA

Well, I've been wanting to make this for a long time and just kept forgetting to pick up the ingredients when I was at the store, ugh... But I remembered this week. I use to buy this already prepared at a store in Vermont when I lived up there and I tried to find it here in PA where I live now but to my dismay, I couldn't find it anywhere. I checked online for a recipe and picked and choose the ingredients I thought I would like best. I hope you like it :) PS. Even my meat and potato man loves this!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Let's hear it for Mediterranean flair in this easy recipe. Creamy and tangy, it's seriously the perfect hummus. The combination of Kalamata olives and garlic makes this an unusual hummus we adored. Red pepper flakes add a slight kick, but this dip isn't spicy. It's easy to make if you have last-minute guests and need a quick snack or appetizer. Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Food Processor


  •   1 can(s)
    garbanzo beans, drained
  •   1/2 c
    kalamata olives, pitted
  •   1 clove
  •   1
    lemon, juiced
  •   1/4 tsp
    cumin, ground
  •   dash(es)
    hot pepper flakes (to your liking, I used 2 shakes)
  •   3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin (I started with 3 tablespoons but added a few more splashes of oil until I got the consistiency i was looking for)

How To Make

  • 1
    Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree.
  • 2
    Add extra oil as needed until you have a smooth and thick paste.
  • 3
    I like to eat this with ciabatta bread cubed up for dipping. Honestly, I could eat this on just about and bread there is! YUMMY :) Enjoy!!