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Holly's Hummus

Holly's Hummus

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An easy-to-make, light and zesty Mediterranean-flavored hummus. A hit with my friends and family, this is great as an appetizer, side dish, or versatile dip for veggies, pita or chips.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place garbanzo beans, olives, and garlic into the bowl of a blender or food processor. Pour in olive oil and lemon juice; season with basil, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Cover and puree until smooth. Hummus can be served immediately, or covered, and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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Reviews

Chris McCoy
88
9/30/2007

Simple and tasty. Be careful on the seasoning. Between the olives and about 1/2 teaspoon of salt, it had plenty! 1/4 teaspoon might be a good place to start.

CURIALL
68
4/27/2008

I think this is really tasty. Be aware that this tastes like an olive hummus, rather than a hummus with a traditional tahini taste, so I consider this more a recipe for a specialty hummus than for a basic hummus. That being said, this was a hit with my family and friends. We enjoyed the rich, Mediterranean olive taste, and I enjoyed snacking on the leftovers at work knowing that it was a relatively low-calorie version of hummus. The olives are cheaper than tahini, too. I think I'll definitely make this again -- for basic snacking, I like that it gives a hummus flavor with less calories. Thanks for the recipe!

ZakLovesJesusChrist
60
2/2/2008

Thanks for the hummus recipe. I altered the recipe by adding two roasted, red pepper strips, cayenne pepper and used green and black olives. I think it is a good base hummus recipe for anyone who likes to add other God-made things to their foods. :)