Smoked Paprika & Olive Hummus

It seems a little strange that even though I love olives and I LOVE hummus, that I haven’t actually combined the two until now. Making your own hummus at home is super quick and simple- plus it makes a much bigger batch from just one can of chickpeas than you would get in a regular tub. You can also add as much extra garlic as you like- which for a garlic monster like myself is a very important part!

The addition of the olives to this recipe add such an incredible depth of flavour. I find that they’re great to use when you feel like a recipe is just missing that little extra kick of flavour, but you just can’t quite put your finer on it! I love a good punchy, bold flavour and these definitely help to achieve that! I’m also obsessed with blending them into pasta sauces and mixing with salads, as I find they just really liven up the entire dish and take the flavours to that next level.

Smokey flavours and spices are pretty much one of my favourite things.. and I don’t think I actually ever really mention this. Smoked paprika is definitely my most frequently used and purchased spice because I just find that it goes well with pretty much everything! Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but it’s delicious none the less.

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Clove garlic
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Green Olives
  • Tbsp light tahini
  • Tsp smoked paprika
  • Water as needed

Method

In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Gradually drizzle in the water until the hummus is super smooth and creamy!

Serve topped with extra olives and a good drizzle of olive oil.

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