I like trying out and making different flavors of hummus. I had bought red pepper hummus many times and thought I should finally try making it myself! This Roasted Red Pepper Hummus has a great flavor—roasted red peppers are blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and other spices.Continue reading
I’m a hummus fan as well as an olive fan. So it’s only natural I’d eventually make this Black Olive Hummus! In addition to the chopped black olives, it also has some lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and a few spices to flavor it up. Serve this hummus with pita bread, crackers, or raw veggies. It makes a great healthy snack or appetizer!
Black Olive Hummus
BLACK OLIVE HUMMUS by NancyC
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
2/3 cup pitted and chopped Kalamata olives (or substitute another kind of black olive—you can also use canned black olives (you would use most of a 4.25-ounce can—not quite all of it)
1/3 cup tahini
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cumin
Whole or sliced black olives for garnish
Optional: 1 to 2 Tablespoons water, if a thinner consistency is desired
Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or high-power blender) and blend until creamy and smooth. If consistency is too thick, add a Tablespoon or two of water. Put hummus in a small bowl and garnish with whole or sliced black olives.
Serve hummus with pita bread, crackers, or raw veggies. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
Are you a fan of hummus like I am? Do you make your own?
When I was at the grocery store the other day, I saw some Black Bean Hummus. I hadn’t noticed that flavor before and it sounded great ! Instead of buying some, I decided to make my own.
You use black beans instead of garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) in this hummus, but it still has many of the same ingredients you would use in your typical hummus recipe…like olive oil, garlic, and tahini. It also has a little cayenne pepper in it, which adds some spiciness–but if you prefer a milder flavor, leave it out.
This is a smooth and creamy hummus, and I love the flavor combination of the black beans with all the other spices. If you like hummus and black beans, keep this recipe in mind!
BLACK BEAN HUMMUS by NancyCreative
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
- Optional garnishes: 10 to 12 Kalamata olives, 1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Place all ingredients, except for the garnish ingredients (olives and cilantro), in a food processor or high-power blender; process until smooth and creamy. Spoon into a bowl and garnish with olives and fresh cilantro. Serve with pita bread, fresh veggies, or tortilla chips.
I’m enjoying trying out and creating different hummus recipes! I’ve also made these other hummus recipes: basic Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Pumpkin Hummus. Do you have a favorite hummus flavor?
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I’ve mentioned before how much I love hummus, and this time I tried making Sundried Tomato Hummus! I just love sundried tomatoes and I had found a recipe at AllRecipes that sounded good. It’s made with oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes. I halved most of the recipe, because I didn’t need to make 4 cups of hummus, and used more sun-dried tomatoes in it for a stronger, more tomato-y taste. I also needed to use more lemon juice and olive oil in this hummus because the original recipe was really thick. It’s a little thicker and chunkier than other hummus recipes I’ve made because of the sun-dried tomatoes in it, but it is so good-and I love the fresh basil in it, too!
SUN-DRIED TOMATO HUMMUS by NancyCreative, adapted from AllRecipes
Makes about 2 cups
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup tahini paste
- 1/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 (15.5-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained (I used the Julienne Cut, for easier blending)
- 1/3 cup finely shredded fresh basil
- Optional garnish: 1 Tablespoon olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon paprika
Place garlic, salt, tahini, and lemon juice in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the garbanzo beans and olive oil, blending again until smooth, scraping the sides of the processor occasionally. If mixture is too thick, add a little more olive oil, lemon juice, or water. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and pulse until they’ve been chopped into very small pieces and incorporated evenly into the hummus. Add the basil and pulse a few times until it is mixed in.
Spread hummus into a shallow serving dish and serve.
If desired, you can make a few decorative grooves on top, refrigerate for 1 hour, then drizzle with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika before serving. Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread.
I think I could eat hummus every day without getting tired of it! So I’m really glad it’s healthy! Are you a big hummus fan too?
I started eating hummus about 10 years ago. A coworker and friend of mine made the best hummus, and he’d bring me some every so often. And I have been a big hummus fan ever since! I usually make this hummus recipe, but I thought I’d try making some hummus with pumpkin in it for the holidays. I liked most of the ingredients in this Pumpkin Hummus recipe and this one, so I used them as a starting point. I really like this Pumpkin Hummus! It’s a great healthy dip–really smooth and creamy, with a light pumpkin, savory taste. Perfect for balancing out all those holiday sweets! If you’re making this for a party or large group, you may want to double the recipe.
PUMPKIN HUMMUS by NancyCreative
Makes about 4 to 6 servings
- 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), drained
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or a little more, to taste)
Add all ingredients in a food processor, starting with the garbanzo beans, and process until smooth.
To serve, spoon out on a platter or in a small bowl. Sometimes I garnish it with a little paprika. Serve with veggies, crackers, or pita bread.
It’s nice when a dip that tastes good is healthy, too! What are some of your healthy holiday snack recipes?