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Kalamata Olive Hummus

15 ounces canned chick peas (garbanzos), drained
15 ounces canned chick peas (garbanzos), with liquid
1/4 cup tahini
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 oz (~1/2 cup) kalamata olives, rinsed and pitted; divided and 1⁄2 chopped 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Dash of cayenne pepper

Place chick peas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, 1⁄2 kalamata olives, garlic, cumin and salt, and cayenne into the blender and secure lid.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed, progressing to High.
Blend 1 minute, using the spatula to push the ingredients into the blades periodically.
Stir in other 1⁄2 chopped kalamata olives for added texture and flavor.
Makes 15 servings Serving Size: 1/4 cup

Calories 93
Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 357mg
Potassium 140mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Fiber 3g
Sugar 0.1g
Protein 3.5g

Modified from Chow.com


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