Black Olive Hummus

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Recipe by Amy Jo in Chicago

This is a sesame-free hummus that I make for a friend with allergies. It is a huge hit. You can either use pitted kalamata olives, or for a more intense flavor, you can buy black olive paste at most mediterranean groceries. Marmarabirlik salted black olive paste is my favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. All all ingredients except oils, water and salt to a food processor.
  2. Pulse ingredients until they start to form a paste.
  3. Add lemon olive oil, and turn food processor on.
  4. Add olive oil a tbsp at a time until you reach a smooth creamy texture.
  5. If the hummus is too thick, add water in teaspoons to help thin it out.
  6. Taste and add salt if needed. (if using olive paste, you will not need salt.).

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