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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Green Olive Hummus ~ MFB Challenge - Cooking with olives ~ Day 10

Green Olive Hummus
Green Olive Hummus

Green Olive Hummus
Green Olive Hummus
Hummus, by any means, does not need any introduction as it is a world-famous dish and now it is so sought after that it comes in tons of flavors. Olive Hummus is one such version of flavored hummus.

By looking at these pictures, it might look like a basic hummus recipe, but in reality, it is an olive flavored hummus. This recipe is specially created for this month's Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge with the theme 'Cooking with Olives'. With this theme and challenge, we start the new year and I am looking forward to many more themes to come, which actually keeps me on my toes and we all bloggers get a chance to step out of our comfort zone.

I wanted this to be a chunky kind of hummus, so instead of grinding all the ingredients together, I chose to grind basic hummus ingredients first and then blitzed the chopped olives a bit to get the flavor as well as the crunch. You can easily get that slightly bitter and salty flavor from olives combined with the creamy taste of hummus which balances the overall taste. It can be a good option if you are looking for a change in taste of usual hummus.

Green Olive Hummus
Green Olive Hummus

Spicy Olive Hummus

A spicy version of the basic hummus with a twist of olive flavor.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 mins
1 cup = 250 ml capacity
Serves 4


2 cup boiled chickpeas
3 tablespoon tahini (*sesame paste)
2 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup chopped green olives
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
2 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon olive oil for garnishing
1/4 cup chopped parsley


1. In a chopper add boiled chickpeas, tahini, garlic chopped, red chili powder, cumin powder, lemon juice, 3 tablespoon olive oil, salt and grind to a smooth paste along with some water if needed. Then add chopped olives and grind again but in pulse motion for few seconds.
2. Remove in a bowl and stir in chopped parsley. Garnish the hummus by pouring some more olive oil on top along with some chopped parsley and olives.
3. Serve chilled with toasted pita bread or chips.


  1. Tempting pics. A new way of adding olives in hummus...

  2. This is so interesting! My kids love olives and hummus, combining these two loves would be a huge hit! Very innovative recipe...

  3. Have never made hummus with olives.. they look yumm💕

  4. Woow this will be yum!My hubby and younger one would love this!😍

  5. Never tried making hummus with olives though had them separately...Love the way you have presented it :)

  6. Wow...even I like grainy texture of Hummus....will try with olives next time.....