Hummus made with black beans, garlic, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil is a healthy snack that's packed with flavor.
I love looking back at some of the old recipes I've made over the years 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 are high in protein and fiber so a little of this dip goes a long way to satisfy your hunger cravings. Plus it makes a healthy snack!
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 brine; which gives them a distinctively fruity, flavor. They can also be preserved in olive oil.
Kalamata olives are named after the city of Kalamata in the southern Peloponnese region of Greece.
Though they grow in abundance throughout the country; as we saw when we toured the Parthenon several years ago.
How do you make Black Bean Hummus?
To make this recipe, you'll need black beans, garlic, scallions, pitted Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.
Add all ingredients except the oil to your food processor; then pulse.
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 for a healthy snack. Try it as a spread on your favorite sandwich too. ~Enjoy!
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Black Bean & Kalamata Olive Hummus
- Add the first four ingredients to your food processor; then pulse until all ingredients have been mixed together.
- Next, add the oil and pulse again until the mixture is a paste-like consistency. Serve with tortilla chips.