If you're an olive fan, this green olive hummus will quickly become your new favorite dip! A perfect party appetizer or snack, this tahini-free hummus with pimento-stuffed green olives is full of flavor and easy to make.Jump to Recipe
Olive hummus...I mean...I LOVE hummus, don’t you?
And this particular hummus just happens to feature one of my favorite olives...the pimento stuffed green olive.
These salty gems with a sweet surprise in the middle are the perfect addition to this hummus dip.
One thing you won't find in this recipe; however, is tahini.
Sorry tahini peeps...but I'm just not a fan.
When it's store-bought hummus, I just suck it up and deal with it.
But when I'm making my own hummus at home, I can control the ingredients.
Therefore, you'll notice that all my homemade hummus recipes are sans tahini. 🙂
How to make this green olive hummus - step by step
To get the smoothest hummus without using tahini, the first thing you'll want to do is peel the skins off of the chickpeas.
To remove the skin from a chickpea, rub it between your pointer finger and thumb and the peel will come off.
Repeat the process until all the chickpea skins are removed.
Is it hard? No!
But is it annoying? Yes!
You don't have to do it, but it's totally worth it...trust me. 😉
Discard the skins and add the peeled chickpeas to the bowl of your food processor.
Then add olives, garlic, paprika, lemon juice, jarred olive liquid and salt.
Begin by processing on low, slowly adding olive oil.
Scrape the sides as needed.
Continue to process on high speed until hummus is smooth and no chunks remain.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to firm up and infuse the flavors.
Transfer to a serving bowl and top with additional sliced olives and paprika if desired.
I also garnished mine with a drizzling of lemon-infused olive oil.
This hummus pairs perfectly with your favorite crackers (I used Mary's Gone Crackers), tortilla chips, carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers or whatever dipping device you desire. 🙂
Store hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
More tahini-free hummus recipes
- Basic Hummus Without Tahini
- Avocado Hummus
- Avocado and White Bean Hummus
- Vegan Buffalo Blue Cheese Hummus
Did you enjoy this hummus? Olive to know what you think! 😉
Green Olive and Pimento Hummus
- 1 (15 oz.) can no salt added chickpeas / garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed with skins removed, if desired)
- ⅔ cup whole pimento-stuffed green olives
- 1 tablespoon jarred olive liquid
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- Additional pimento-stuffed green olives for garnish (optional)
- Additional paprika for garnish (optional)
- Additional olive oil or lemon-infused olive oil for garnish (optional)
- Add chickpeas, olives, jarred olive liquid, garlic, lemon juice, paprika and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
- Begin processing on low speed. While processing, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube.
- Process on high speed until smooth and creamy and no chunks remain. You may have to stop to scrape down the sides and continue processing.
- Once the hummus has a smooth consistency, refrigerate for 1-2 hours to firm up and infuse the flavors.
- Garnish sliced olives, olive oil and paprika, if desired, before serving.
(Please refer to the post above for instructional photographs and other helpful information for this recipe)
This post originally appeared on Watch Learn Eat on November 16, 2015 and revised on January 7, 2019. It has been republished to reflect both recipe and photo revisions. Changes to the story were also made.
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This is such a wonderful hummus idea! I swear you really have the best ideas for this delicious Mediterranean dip! It looks so creamy and flavourful. A great holiday dip to go with some munchies or veggies.
Thanks so much, Christie! Hummus is one of my favorite things to eat! 🙂
David @ Spiced
Oh man, I haven't seen that movie in years! In fact, I think I was in high school the last time I saw it. It's been a while to say the least. 🙂 But this hummus? I won't be able to wait years to try it. I love hummus, and I love olives! This sounds like an excellent appetizer/late afternoon snack. I've been so hungry about 5pm lately (thanks a lot, holiday feasting), and a batch of this hummus might need to be in my future!
LOL 🙂 Thanks David! I hope you enjoy the hummus! 🙂
I love both hummus and olives too although my favourite olives are taggiasca from Liguria! I can imagine how good olives and hummus taste together. Love new dip recipes so looking forward to trying this!
Thanks Jacqueline! Taggiasca olives are awesome too! I love them all! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
Came across this recipe at just the right time. I am making my grocery list for Superbowl Sunday and I am adding this to my list.
Awesome Jacque! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
What a great twist on traditional hummus. I don't have an issue with tahini (can't really taste it when it's processed with the beans, but I like the idea of the briny olives for a different flavor.
Thank you Lisa! The olives definitely create a nice flavor. 🙂
This sounds like my kind of hummus! Perfect for snacking any time!
Thanks so much, Tayler! 🙂
So tasty and flavorful! Love this easy snack recipe!
So tasty! Thanks Kim! 🙂