Spicy Olive-and-Okra-Topped Hummus

Find mixed pitted olives in your grocer's deli department.


Makes 8 servings
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes


1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup mixed pitted olives, coarsely chopped*
4 pickled okra, sliced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 (17-oz.) container hummus
Pita bread or chips


1. Sauté first 3 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 1 minute. Add olives, and sauté 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in okra and rosemary. Let stand 5 minutes.

2. Transfer hummus to a serving dish; top with warm olive mixture. Serve with pita bread or chips.

*1 (11-oz.) jar whole pitted kalamata olives, drained and chopped, or 1 (6-oz.) jar sliced kalamata olives, drained and chopped, may be substituted.