Green Olive Mushroom Hummus

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Green Olive Mushroom

Almost the same as Olive Medley, except we add mushrooms, and only add green olives:

– 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, soaked, boiled and drained (this also comes out to one 15 oz can of organic chickpeas)

– about 1/2 cup of green olives

– 1/2 cup blanched mushrooms (or store bought, preferably in glass jars, not canned. You can use any kind of marinated mushrooms, both stems and pieces. Either way, save the juice!)

– juice of 1/2 a lemon

– about 1/2 a tsp of cumin (this is key for hummus. Never forget the cumin!)

– 1 large clove of garlic or a tbsp of canned minced garlic

– salt and pepper to taste

Optional: dried mushrooms, olive oil and basil for garnish

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or high powered blender, and blend until creamy. If you need more liquid, you can add a little juice from the olives and some from the mushrooms. The mushroom juice gives it’s a great flavor, and isn’t as salty as juice from olives. Garnish with some green olives and dried mushrooms, and serve!

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