Coriander and Green Olive Hummus Recipe

"This is my favourite hummus recipe that I have developed as of late. The green olives work well to add a slightly salty note to the hummus. The way I make hummus uses less oil so I can feel less guilty about enjoying my favourite dish. Coriander is known in the States as cilantro. I came up with this recipe for my vegetarian food blog at ."
Coriander and Green Olive Hummus Recipe created by Sarah_Jayne
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  • Put the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, coriander and olives into a blender or food processor. I use my mini chopper to make it extra easy.
  • Blitz in short bursts, pushing the mixture down when needed until everything is combined.
  • Add a little bit of the reserved bean liquid and blitz again. Add more if you need more to get to the hummus texture you desire.
  • Serve in a bowl topped with olives.

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  1. Maito
    This was really good, loved the olive flavor. If you weren't counting calories, adding some olive oil to it would probably be splendid. The two of us ate this for our meal.
  2. UmmBinat
    Yummy. I agree with evelyn/athens that the topping of green olives which I sliced off there pits added a great texture and flavour. I drizzled some unrefined extra virgin olive oil on top as well as that is just how we eat ours all the time. I used recipe#73859, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh cilantro as we call it here in Canada as well, and the green olives of course. I did not add salt or pepper because I didn't notice it as it doesn't include it in the instructions but I feel it didn't need the salt, although I'm sure some would prefer more than comes with the olives or chickpeas.
  3. evelynathens
    So yummy I licked the spoon! I added lemon juice to taste. I liked the olive topping as it added both texture and flavour contrast to the rich, creamy spread. Served with pita chips and Recipe #428334 for a delicious, healthy dinner.
  4. Iceland
    I liked the description of the recipe because you put a personal story (and taste) to it. I love the taste of coriander and i agree that the olives give it a fresh taste. I have not had olives in my humus before but i will definitely make this again. I served it with fresh sour dough flat bread. Made during ZWT6
  5. Sarah_Jayne
    Coriander and Green Olive Hummus Recipe Created by Sarah_Jayne


I am originally from the Philadelphia area of the United States but have been living in London, UK since 1996. I now have dual American and British citizenship. I became a widow at the age of 27 in 2004 but have managed to fall in love again and was married again on July 19, 2008. I have a double major honors degree in sociology and politics and am slowly working my way through a Masters. I am a wanabee writer but until that dream becomes a reality I work in internet marketing where I build websites for profit. So, it is nice to come to a site like this and just enjoy being on the internet rather than using it as a work environment. I am a BBW (big woman) but over the past two years I have lost over 80lbs and am working my way down the scales slowly but steadily. These days, I am trying to eat a lot less meat. So, I am trying to have as many vegetarian recipes in the week as I can manage. I have started a blog - <a href="">Weekend Carnivore</a> where I blog about trying to eat a mostly vegetarian diet. I share a lot of my discovered recipes there. If I make one of your vegetarian recipes and I managed to take a good photo of it, chances are I will blog about it and tell everybody how much I enjoyed it. These are banners and buttons from Zaar events in which I have participated: <img src=""> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src=> <img src=> <img src="" border="0" alt="I am alw">
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