• 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
  • 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