I am still on my hummus kick. Hummus is such a simple and tasty snack. You can make it plain or you can add whatever extra flavours you want. This time I was inspired by this recipe for olive hummus . I used sun dried olives in mine as they were what I had on hand. This one took a bit more effort as I had to remove the pits from the olives before adding them to the food processor. Add some toasted whole wheat pita triangles for a tasty and fairly healthy snack.
Sun Dried Olive Hummus
- 1 (19 ounce) can chickpeas
- 1/2 cup sun dried olives (pitted)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- olive oil to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley to taste (chopped, optional)
- Puree everything in a food processor until smooth. Add some water (or more olive oil) to bring it to the consistency that you like.
- Serve garnished with chopped parsley and olive oil to taste.
Looks great, Kevin! Do you have a particular method for removing pits from olives? I use my big knife to smash them and it seems to work pretty well but I’m curious to see what other people do!
Peter M says
Sun-dried olives (the wrinkly ones) are my favourite olives, good taste!
Kevin, a very interesting idea! I love it!
I cut all the way around them with a knife and pulled the flesh off. I will have to try smashing them with the side of the knife next time.
this sounds so great. i absolutely love hummus but i have never made it at home (call me lazy!)
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
This sounds completely wonderful Kevin. I love the whole thing!
so what do vegetarians eat anyway?
this sounds great, olive tampanade meets hummus. yummy!
I’m going to try this, thanks for the idea.
Love your recipes and share them with several friends, but you’ve left me a bit puzzled with this one. Are what you call “dried olives” the same as oil-cured olives? I sure hope so as oil-cured olives are the only kind I buy/eat!
Sun dried olives are dried in the sun, similar to sun dried tomatoes, and they look shrivelled and they are packed in oil.