Need a quick idea for items laying around your cupboard? A few simple ingredients will make this appetizer something everyone in your family can enjoy. For the wine pairing, we suggest the Greek White wine from Vourvoukeli Estate. Malagouzia is full-bodied, with great acidity that matches well with the creamy texture of hummus and the savory notes of the olives. So go ahead and start your happy hour with this winning recipe.
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas, drained)
1/2 cup olives (Kalamata preferred)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons of garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend into a creamy, smooth dip. If dip is too think, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil until desired consistency.
2. Warm up some pita bread and serve immediately.
3. You can always use pita chips, fresh veggies as an alternative.