Kalamata Hummus

kalamat-hummus

The holidays are nearly over and I am somewhere between wanting to detox and wanting another cookie! But definitely leaning towards wanting to detox. I love sweets but I also really love eating clean. Thankfully, all the sugar cookies are {finally} gone so I have no more temptations. I’ve been slowly getting back on track and making small steps this week to do just that…drinking lots of water, working out and adding more and more veggies. Life is too short not to enjoy the holidays, but that doesn’t mean they should last for weeks either.

If you are looking for a way to consume more veggies, look no further. This Kalamata Hummus will change your veggie game and you’ll be craving them more and more. I love veggies but sometimes raw veggies can be bland. Dipping them in fresh homemade hummus adds a lot of flavor and I usually end up eating more veggies. So it’s a win-win situation!

I actually made this hummus for a family gathering on Christmas and I’ve been eating it all week. I wanted to switch up the flavor a little so I decided to add kalamata olives. And they did not disappoint. You can totally leave the olives out for regular hummus. Or add them in for a little twist on the classic hummus. Either way, it’s delicious.

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Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas {drained, juice reserved}

3 tbs lemon juice

¼ cup tahini

1 clove garlic

½ tsp salt

1 tbs olive oil

⅓ cup kalamata olives, chopped

Directions:

  1. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and olive oil to a high-speed blender or food processor. Add 1 tbs at a time of reserved juice from chickpeas {or water} if needed. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add kalamata olives and pulse for a few seconds at a time. You will want some chunks in the hummus.

  3. Top with more kalamata olives and a drizzle of olive oil.

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