Green Olive Dip (Maazat Zaytoon)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. From Palestine and Jordan regions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients except tomatoes and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Spread on a serving platter and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Garnish with tomato pieces, sprinkle with oil, and serve.
Most Helpful

This is probably the best dip I have ever had and easy to prepare - it was a crowd pleaser - Excellent!

andalus November 14, 2007

This is fabulous. I added a tiny bit of smoked paprika, and left off the tomato only because my garden has no ripe ones right now. :-( This was soooo good. We scooped it up with our bread and talked about using it to toss with pasta, too. I can think of lots of ways this would be good -- as a spread on a veggie sandwich, layered in a 7-layer chip dip, the possibilities keep going! Thanks, Engrossed!

Susiecat too October 19, 2007