Appetizer Recipes

Olive Hummus

An appetizer to celebrate Saint Basil the Great.

Olive Hummus Recipe

Make this Olive Hummus recipe to celebrate the feast day of Saint Basil the Great. Click the button below if you would like to learn more about this saint and why we celebrate this feast day.


  • 2 (15.5 ounce) Garbanzo Beans, drained
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ cup Tahini
  • 1 large Lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup Kalamata Olives
  • ½ cup Green Olives with Pimentos
  • ¼  teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) Pita Bread OR accompaniment of your choice

Preparation Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of a large food processor, combine all ingredients up to the crushed red pepper.
  2. Pulse ingredients until incorporated, drizzling in the olive oil until a smooth consistency is reached.
  3. Serve with pita bread or vegetables of your choice.

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