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Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives

I love hoummous and when I boil chickpeas 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, I also saw that I had some leftover roasted butternut squash and that’s when the idea to combine them was born.
The subtle sweetness of the butternut squash is not at all overpowering but to balance that sweetness, I added the garlicky olives, giving a subtle background taste for the hoummus.  Needless to say that the good quality of the olive oil made all the difference.
I made the hoummous using the Greek garlicky Olives TEPES and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil sent to me by GreekFoodShop.com.    You can find the recipe for Lagana Bread here.
Hoummous with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Olives, recipe by Ivy
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup TEPES pitted garlicky olives
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbsp tahini
  • 1 clove of 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


Add cooked chickpeas, butternut squash, pitted olives, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and spices  (salt, black pepper, smoked papkrika and cumin) to a blender or food processor and whirl until all components are completely blended into each other. Taste to adjust spices.

It’s perfect with hot pita bread, 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.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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24 Responses

  1. You just stole my heart! I am drooling like crazy thinking about this combination… so spot on and so resourceful (as usual). I wish I could have gotten the invite to this meze party 🙂

  2. Scrumptious! Hummus is one of my favorite dips and yours looks fabulous.



  3. Gracie

    This vegetable is a healthy food choice, since it is rich in vitamins A and C. Butternut squash, which are harvested from late summer through the winter, are often used in comforting recipes such as soups, stews and casseroles..

  4. The olive and butternut squash sound great here! I love the idea of bringing new flavors to hummus.

  5. Ben

    I love hoummous and the addition of garlicky olives sounds delicious.

  6. What a great way to perk up hummus! I get tired of eating it the same way sometimes. And your lagana bread looks so delicious! I have been craving focaccia. Now I know I’ll be making it this weekend.

  7. jennifer

    Hoummous is truly great, I love it so much…

  8. Karylle

    I want to actually give this a try.. I am not familiar with this but it looks interesting for me.. I hope my kids would love this too..

  9. c’est bien tentant, j’aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

  10. Mmmmm…I’ve had hummus with pumpkin before (squash) but never added olives to the mix. How interesting. Love it Ivy!

  11. Petey K

    This looks really appetizing. I love Hummus with Pita bread!

  12. Hummus!! I haven’t eaten this dish since I don’t remember when… Thanks for the recipe. It sounds really GOOD!

  13. That amazing sauce that you did.
    Excellent to accompany many dishes.
    A hug.

  14. Un hoummos très original. Bravo mon amie. J’aime beaucoup.
    J’en mangerai avec plaisir.
    A bientôt

  15. perfect with the apéritive with friends!!!Pierre

  16. Love the idea of using roasted butternut squash in hummus. It must be extremely creamy and smooth.

  17. I though hoummous was an arabic food?

  18. Hummus has been my fav dip. Roasted squash in hummus….wow sounds so interesting. must try recipe. I am bookmarking this:)

  19. Wow Ivy! What a blending of flavors! I love hummus and always make the traditional blend, but I love the squash and olive additions! Stupendous. It looks absolutely delicious!

  20. 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!

  21. Born27

    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!

  22. Heidi19

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

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

  24. noel

    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.