Green Olive Hummus

Every so often I reminisce of my childhood eating habits and laugh. I used to be the pickiest eater. I only liked fruit, meat, peas, corn and potatoes. I would never try things and was always skeptical. In the last two years, I have grown to like almost every food and now am always eager to try new things. One of my newest obsessions is hummus. I had hummus for the first time last spring, made it for the first time this fall and am now addicted.

So far my Lemon-Artichoke Hummus has been my favorite, but now I think this Green Olive Hummus might take the win. The olives add a lot of salt to the hummus. Eating this with salted pita chips can be a bit of a salt overload. This is best served with pita bread or in sandwiches.

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Green Olive Hummus
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1-2 tbsp tahini (to desired taste)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp jalapeno (minced)
  • ½ cup green olives (pitted) + a few extra to garnish
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil (or to desired consistency)
  1. Combine all ingredients except oil in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Slowly add olive oil until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Garnish with extra olives and black pepper before serving.

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21 Responses to Green Olive Hummus

  1. Curt says:

    I’ve never tried this. Soon, very soon!

  2. Remember the first time you tried “salad”? You were about 3-4 and you nibbled on one corner of a limp piece of lettuce that was garnish on a plate and thought that was salad. It thrills me to see your palate expand so broadly!

  3. Cassie says:

    I LOVE green olives, what a great idea. I could devour this!

  4. Kiri W. says:

    Mmm, I love hummus, but I always want some interesting variation on it so it doesn’t get bland after a few bites. Green olives are some of my favorites, I bet this will be wonderful!

  5. OH yeah, my husband would love this!

  6. This looks very good, and I LOVE all hummus. I will heed your warning about the salt content though :)

  7. I love hummus and I love green olives. The only store-bought hummus I like is the 40 spice kind, but homemade hummus is definitly the best. I’d love to try this one!

  8. Peggy says:

    This sounds like a great version of hummus!

  9. Green olive hummus?! Oh my, this sounds fantastic! LOVE your ingredient list. Must try..

  10. My husband has just come around to liking olives, some olives anyway. And I realised while reading your post that I usually purchase hummus. Time to fix that. Lemon-Artichoke hummus sounds good too!

  11. Tiffany says:

    Wow, this is the perfect hummus for me, I am a green olive fanatic! I also like the jalapeno in there, I can’t wait to try this! I also just printed your lemon-artichoke recipe, sounds delightful!

  12. Alaiyo Kiasi says:

    Hummus is my go to take-to-work lunch and snack. I adore green olives and am exciting for them to join the party. Great recipe and photos.



  13. Oh I love green olives so I know I would love this. Mmm with some sea salt pita chips?? Heaven!

  14. Kita says:

    Im addicted to hummus too! I would have never though to pair the flavor of olives with hummus! Love it!

  15. Katie says:

    Mmmm this looks mighty tasty. I just bought some black olive hummus from Trader Joes and after I consume that (which will be scarfed down in days), I will definitely be trying this! Thanks for the recipe.

  16. Christine says:

    I’ve never tried hummus. This looks good.

  17. I love hummus. I love this hummus esp!

  18. The green olives is a great idea!

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  20. Veronica says:

    Going to try this today! Thanks for sharing it!