Greek-Style Hummus

Greek-Style Hummus
Staff Writer
Greek-Style Hummus

Francesca Borgognone

There are very few people who don't like hummus. Why? Because hummus is a chameleon and can change its flavoring at the pinch of some garlic or a swirl or a swirl of roasted pepper. That said, what happens when you blend in a few traditional Greek inredients into the creamy spread? A whole lot of authenticity, thats what. 

Serve with lightly toasted pita chips or create a Greek bar of sorts and accompany it with things like falafel, sliced meats, tzatziki, pickles and you have yourself a party!

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Ingredients

  • Two  16-ounce cans of chickpeas
  • 3  tablespoons  tahini
  • lemon, seeded and squeezed
  • cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  cup  kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1  cup  cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 3/4  cups  sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2  cup  feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Combine the first 5 ingredients (chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil) in a blender or food processor until smooth. When combined, spread out in a deep dish or bowl, and fold the dill in. After that, layer the remaining ingredients based on preference. With the olives and the sun-dried tomato, pour a bit of their oil into the hummus when adding them. Top with crumbled feta and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
27µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
20mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
125mg
18%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
250mg
17%
Water
66g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.