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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8
Servings
271
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
19g
27%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
20g
15%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
234mg
23%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
32µg
8%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
240mg
34%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
401mg
27%
Water
58g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.