Hummus is a dip/spread that is made from chickpeas. In fact, hummus is the Arabic word for chickpea. You may notice that many hummus recipes call for garbanzo beans, not chickpeas. Garbanzo is the Spanish translation of chickpea. They are called cece beans in Italy.
- 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas, drained)
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
# In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend into a creamy, smooth dip. If dip is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water, until desired consistency.
# Kalamata olive hummus can be made up to two days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
# Kalamata olive hummus can be served hot or cold and with pita bread, pita chips, or veggies.