Apart from sweets and pop-corn my mom and I have completely different tastes.

She loves bitter foods; I detest them.

She likes steamed veggies; I don’t touch them if they were steamed.

Good thing is there is something for everyone’s tastes buds!

Here’s one of her recipes for Kalamata Olive Hummus that she LOVES  and won in a contest where it was featured in a restaurant during Restaurant week in January 2015.

Kalamata Olive Hummus
by Janice’ Esposito

Back when my son was in college I started to seek out recipes that were quick, easy, satisfying and health supportive.

I knew if I had something satisfying and tasty in the fridge I would be less inclined to reach for  sugary, processed foods. When my son made hummus and I saw how tasty and easy it was I started tweaking and making my own. Hence the Kalamata Olive Hummus was born.

I added a few ingredients a couple of years ago that have made this hummus a real winner. Served with corn chips this is a great hummus to have on hand.

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Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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1 Can Chickpeas rinsed and drained
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp Horse Radish
1-3 cloves garlic peeled
1/2 cup kalamata olives (approximately)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt

Water as needed for smooth consistency

Put all ingredients in a high-speed blender, food processor or vitamix and blend until smooth. Add water as needed only to get the smooth consistency that you want.  Enjoy with blue corn chips or chips of your choosing.