Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Black Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus

Good morning everyone, I’m back! I was in Orlando for my daughters’ school cheer competition (where they took 3rd place) for the last 5 days. And even though it was a short trip, we did cram a lot in while we were there besides the competition. We got to visit with my Mom, visited the Magic Kingdom, Downtown Disney, Epcot and breakfast with Mickey and friends. I found some wonderful new flavored salts, herbs and rices I can’t wait to experiment with too like Raspberry and Lime Frost Sea Salt, Purple Sticky and Bamboo Green rices, and Feta cheese and Indian Curry powders.

Thank you once again to my Guest Bloggers, Bia Rich, Mia Reiter and Lauren Kelly for filling in while I was away. If anyone else is interested in being a Guest Blogger in the future, simply email me at carrieexpktchn@optonline.net.

And now for today’s recipe….

During one of my recent trips to the store, I found these new flavored tortilla chips made with olives, garlic and sea salt by Food Should Taste Good. I decided that a nice hummus would go nice with them rather than my normal salsa, but didn’t have any chick peas, so I made this quick dip with black beans and kalamata olives. It was fantastic, filling and healthy to boot!

Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that’s packed with flavor.

Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that's packed with flavor. 

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I love looking back at some of the old recipes I’ve made over the last 9 years of blogging and find one that I haven’t made in a long time. Such is the case with this Black Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus.

This dip is so simple and quick to make, not to mention being a healthier snack option.

Black beans along with most beans are high in protein and fiber so a little of this dip goes a long way to satisfy your hunger cravings.

Black Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus

We love all kinds of olives, but Kalamata are my personal favorite. They’re almond in shape and are either black, dark brown or purple in color.

After picking, the olives are cured in a red wine vinegar brine which gives them a distinctively fruity, almost wine-like flavor and can also be preserved in olive oil.

Kalamata Olive Tree in GreeceThe olives are named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese region of Greece. Though they grow in abundance all throughout the country as we saw when we toured the Parthenon several years ago.

To make this recipe, you’ll need black beans (I used the canned version to save time), garlic, scallions, pitted Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.

Add all ingredients except the oil to your food processor; then pulse until all ingredients have been mixed together.

Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that's packed with flavor. 

Next, add the oil and pulse again until the mixture is a paste-like consistency.

You can serve this Black Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus with tortilla chips or cut up vegetables like carrots, celery and cucumbers for a healthy snack. ~Enjoy!

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Black Bean and Kalamata Olive Hummus
Black Bean & Kalamata Olive Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that's packed with flavor. 

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1- 15 (ounce) can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Clove Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 1 dz. Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Add the first four ingredients to your food processor; then pulse until all ingredients have been mixed together.

  2. Next, add the oil and pulse again until the mixture is a paste-like consistency. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that's packed with flavor. 

 

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*Originally shared February 2012/Updated May 2019


11 Comments

  1. Natalie Atick
    February 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    I am Arab so to me this hummus dish is amazing!! Great work and those olive chips look so good too!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      February 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you Natalie! 🙂

  2. Carrie - ASassyRedhead.com
    February 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    10 years ago I would have laughed at you if you tried to make me eat hummus.

    Now? After being in Austin and seeing it’s served almost everywhere…I LOVE IT.

    It is one of my very favorites.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      February 28, 2012 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      Then you’ll love this one! It’s really very good and especially with these chips.

  3. The Harried Cook
    February 29, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    I know all sorts of dips – hummus being on top of the list… this sounds great! 🙂 I must try this recipe 🙂 Thanks!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      February 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Erin @ Lemon Sugar
    August 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Two of my favorites – Kalamatas and Hummus! Totally making this ASAP! Thanks for linking up today!!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      August 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Glad you liked it Erin! 🙂

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  6. Shannon
    November 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing and thank you for sharing your recipe.

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