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Have you ever had two foods in front of you that don’t typically go together but you decide to see what they taste like anyway? That is how this recipe was born! I was eating pita chips and garlic hummus and my husband had his jar of green olives sitting out. He has a small obsession with these tiny green guys. I like them too, but not like he does. So I wondered what hummus and olives tasted like together.
Using a olive I scooped up some hummus and took a bite *BOOM* the light bulb turned on. This was amazing. I grabbed another olive and dunked that one in hummus and after I had about 5 of my husband’s precious olives, he grabbed his jar from me. So I told him to try one with hummus. He being more adventurous then I, willingly tried one, then another and proclaimed how good they were. Next thing I know my hummus was gone.
Long story…. kinda short, these are ADDICTING! Now don’t forget I warned you about these stuffed olives. They make an excellent and easy to throw together party appetizer. But I can’t guarantee they will last more then 5 minutes at your party. So make a few trays. To make these all you need is garlic hummus and green olives.
For this recipe I used Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus and Mezzetta Italian Green Olives. If you’ve never had these green olives, you are missing out! These are the ONLY green olives we buy. If you don’t have them at your store (ours is seasonal), you can buy them here: Italian Castelvetrano Pitted Green Olives 25oz. They are delicious and because we use them in a lot of recipes, we buy about 6-8 jars at a time. Seriously they’re that amazing.
All I do to fill the olives is take a straw and suck up some of the hummus. Then I put it into the already made hole and blow it into the olive. It’s fast and easy and this is how I do it when I am making these for myself.
However if you are making these to serve others, I am sure they would appreciate it if you fill them with a pastry bag and tip. Or you can fabricate a makeshift pastry bag, which is easier. Just put the hummus in a ziplock bag, seal it off and then cut a bit off one corner tip and use it to squeeze the hummus into the olives.
I like to serve these arranged on a tray alone with toothpicks stuck in them individually. But you could add them to the veggie tray with toothpicks stashed on the side. If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think of the flavor combination. Did you try a different flavor hummus? Let me know in the comments.
- Garlic Hummus
- Italian Green Olives
- Wash olives
- Stuff olives with hummus by a straw or a pastry bag.
- Arrange on tray with toothpicks for best presentation.
That’s All There Is To It! Did You Enjoy These Easy Stuffed Olives?