Green and Black Olive Hummus

Dips are a very social food which makes them just the thing for summer. As things start slowing down and gatherings with family and friends start happening again, a nice homemade dip is wonderful to have conversations over.




Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min


½ cup pitted black and green olives
¼ cup sundried tomatoes
½ cup water

1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (or 1.5 cups home cooked beans)
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup finely chopped scallions


Place the olives, sundried tomatoes and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes.

Transfer the olives, sundried tomatoes and their cooking water into the bowl of a food processor. Add the cannellini beans, garlic and vinegar and pulse until very smooth. With the motor still running, pour in the olive oil and process until fully incorporated. Taste and season with pepper. Transfer the puree to a serving bowl. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Garnish with chopped scallions. Enjoy with bread, chips or vegetables.


7 Responses to “Green and Black Olive Hummus”

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    Barbara — 06/18/2012 @ 5:59 am

    I wondered what gave it the red tint, Nisrine. It was the tomatoes. Really an interesting dip. We don’t often use green olives in dips.

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    Cherine — 06/18/2012 @ 10:16 am

    This is one delicious dip!

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    Eha — 06/19/2012 @ 4:39 am

    Like this quite unusual recipe very much! Hate to tell you it probably would be used on toast, stuffed into a pita, rolled up into a mountain bread wrap or placed next to a plain grilled meat – my way of tweaking such wondrous tastes :) !

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    Nisrine — 06/19/2012 @ 6:57 am

    Eha – I love your ideas for using this!

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    Naz — 06/19/2012 @ 7:49 pm


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    Chuck — 06/20/2012 @ 6:44 pm

    It sounds unusual! I bet it would be good in like ataco salad or something like that. Wonderful!

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    Kalyn — 06/20/2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Oh yes, I love the sound of this!

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