I was jonesing to make a new recipe recently, and it had to include olives (don’t ask me why, it just did, ok?). So I hunted around, considering tapenades, pestos, hummus’ and other delights, when it came to me – why not combine them all into one mega nutritious dip?
This dip has beans, good fats, and packs a punch in the flavor department. I took it to my mother’s birthday party recently where it received rave reviews — even from those who don’t normally like hummus or olives. We ate it with tortilla chips, but it could easily be eaten with cut up veggies as well.
This dip can also double as a sandwich spread or can be mixed together with pasta.
1 can (16 oz.) garbanzo beans, rinsed
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
3 tbsp lemon juice
5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup grated romano cheese
1 cup fresh parsley
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 cup fat free buttermilk
1 cup olives, chopped
Combine all ingredients except olives in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.
Stir in olives (don’t process).
Serve with cut up vegetables or tortilla chips.