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Hummus Dip with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

Hummus Dip with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

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This Hummus Dip is a wonderful recipe which is based on the traditional hummus recipe but combined with roasted butternut squash and garlicky Greek olives.

I love hummus very much, so when I boil chickpeas for any other recipe, I always cook more and keep some in the deep freezer, to use it whenever we are craving some.  

The other day when I was looking in the deep freezer for the chickpeas to prepare some mezedes (appetizers), I also saw that I had some leftover roasted butternut squash and that’s when the idea to combine them was born.

If you are making this dip when butternut squash are not in season, you can always use canned Organic Butternut Squash.

Hoummous with olives and butternut squash picture

The subtle sweetness of the butternut squash is not at all overpowering but to balance that sweetness, I added some garlicky olives, giving a subtle garlicky background taste for the hummus.  

If you don’t have any garlicky olives, you can add a clove (or more) of garlic for that taste.

Needless to say that the good quality of the extra virgin olive oil made all the difference.

Greek Appetizers served with Greek wine image
Greek Appetizers served with Greek wine

I made the hummus using the Greek garlicky Olives TEPES and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil sent to me by a Greek Food Shop which has unfortunately closed due to the economic crisis.

You can find the recipes for Lagana Bread and the snails stiffado in another post.

Hoummous in a black plate with pita chips image

This hummus dip is perfect to be serve with hot pita bread, pita chips, koulouri or lagana to dip in.

The original recipe for hoummous is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste as well as in Volume 1 of my e-cookbook.

Hoummous with olives and butternut squash picture

Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Hummus Dip is a wonderful recipe which is based on the traditional hummus recipe but combined with roasted butternut squash and garlicky Greek olives.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup TEPES pitted garlicky olives
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil and an olive to garnish

Instructions

  1. If you are cooking chickpeas from scratch, see how to cook them.
  2. See also how to roast butternut squash.
  3. Put cooked chickpeas, butternut squash, pitted olives, garlic,
    olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and spices  (salt, black pepper, smoked
    paprika and cumin) in a blender or food processor and whirl until all
    components are completely blended into each other.
  4. Taste to adjust spices.
  5. Serve with pita bread.

Notes

The time of preparation indicated above is when the chickpeas are already boiled and the butternut squash is already baked.

If you don't have garlicky olives, then add a clove of garlic, or more if you prefer, in the food processor together with the other ingredients.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 624Total Fat 48gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 39gCholesterol 0mgSodium 712mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 12gSugar 6gProtein 14g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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noel

Sunday 3rd of June 2012

another recipe that i will try for myself. i want to try it because it looks very simple to do. also for the wine, i can't find this variety show on the picture in my country so i will opt for another wine to eat with this food.

Simona

Thursday 31st of May 2012

Very nice idea to add butternut squash to chickpeas. I'll remember when butternut squashes arrive at the farmers' market here.

Heidi19

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

That’s the best dip i’ve ever seen and i would love to try this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

Born27

Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Your Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives recipe looks delicious. You made me crave for it. That is why i'm so excited to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Jill Colonna

Monday 28th of May 2012

Ivy, now that our temperatures in France have soared, this is such amazing summery food. What a wonderful combination in your hummus here - I can just imagine these flavors oozing with a bottle of wine and friends around the table. Cheers to you. Hope your husband is back en form again!

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