sun dried tomato and kalamata olive hummus

MMmmm MMMMM! There is something about homemade hummus that we just can’t get enough of! Hummus is a great snack when used as a dip for veggies or chips, or it can be incorporated into a meal via Wrapprito, sandwich, or in this case…pizza! Sometimes the bear and the blackberry just feels lazy, so we want something easy and quick to satisfy our taste buds and fill up our stomachs. When prepared in advance, homemade hummus is an excellent way to make a quick and easy meal delicious, unique, and positively nutritious.

We might as well call this hummus “Pizza Hummus” because it tastes like we threw a whole pizza in a blender and out popped this magic stuff! But “Sun Dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Hummus” just sounds fancier… and that’s exactly what it is, plus a bit more…

The ingredients in this hummus are: garbanzo beans, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, onion, sesame seeds, grapeseed oil, lots o’ love, and a baby bit of sea salt. We pretty much throw all of these ingredients into the food processor (adjusting as necessary for tastiness) and out pops this delicious dip/spread/thingamagig!

On this particular day I was feeling a combination of lazy/hungry, so I spread this radical hummus onto my favorite tortilla (the ones we get at the Co-op: Micaela’s Original Recipe Wheat Tortillas…the BEST tortillas on the planet!) and then topped it with some kale, yellow bell pepper, cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of grapeseed oil. I then placed this “pizza” into my broiling oven for some quick cookin’, and just a few minutes later I had a scrumptious meal! Bravo for pizza hummus!  ENCORE!!!

Now for some edutainment, brought to you by our brains plus some information from our handy dandy nutritional books!

  • Garbanzo Beans (also known as Chickpeas) are high in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus.
  • Tomatoes are high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, and zinc.
  • Kalamata Olives are high in vitamin E and oleic acid, a healthy omega-9 monounsaturated fatty acid.