49 Healthy Snack Recipes and an Easy Black Olive Hummus

This creamy Black Olive Hummus is one of my latest favorites to include in lunch boxes. It takes less than 10 minutes to put this delicious snack dip together and the recipe makes enough that I get to enjoy it all week in my lunch and as a bedtime snack. This easy hummus recipe is perfect as a dip for vegetables or as a spread on crackers. (It’s especially tasty with the original triscuits crackers)

A delicious healthy snack - easy black olive (kalamata) hummus | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

A delicious healthy snack - easy black olive (kalamata) hummus | 365 Days of Easy Recipes
49 Healthy Snack Recipes for home and lunch boxes
49 Healthy Snack Recipes for home and lunch boxes

I’ve been super busy getting everything ready for the Meal Plan Challenge in April and I’m really excited to get started! I’ve put together tons of free downloads to share and I’m really hoping people walk away having learned a trick or two. The Meal Planning and Freezer Meal community is also growing on Facebook, which is fantastic! I’m looking forward to see what other people are doing to tackle their weekly meal prep for their family. You can sign up for the Challenge by joining the Newsl
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A delicious healthy snack - easy black olive (kalamata) hummus | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

While the Meal Plan Challenge is primarily focused on dinners, there are so many other meals we need to worry about in a day. Especially if your focus is on healthy eating. One of the biggest challenges for me is providing healthy snack options in my children’s lunch boxes. So I put a call out to my fellow Canadian Food Bloggers and they’ve come to the rescue! Check out this amazing collection of 49 healthy snack recipes.

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A delicious healthy snack - easy black olive (kalamata) hummus | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

5 from 1 vote

Black Olive Hummus


  • 2 cups chickpeas , cooked (or 1 can)
  • 1 cup kalamata olives , pits removed
  • 1 ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp liquid from kalmata olive jar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds , toasted


  1. Pit the kalamata olives and set aside. You can also buy them pitted.
  2. Prepare 2 cups of chickpeas or use a can of chickpeas. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Set aside.
  3. Toast the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over low heat. Swirl the seeds in the frying pan slightly to keep the sesame seeds moving to prevent burning. The sesame seeds will turn a nice golden brown colour and you will start to smell the released oils when they are toasted.
  4. Combine everything in a food processor or blender and mix on high for 3-5 minutes until smooth and creamy. Start with 1 cup of olive oil and add additional oil until it reaches the consistency you prefer. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  5. Note: Some of the olive oil separated from the hummus while stored in the fridge. Stir the hummus well before serving.

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  1. Your black olive hummus looks fantastic! We’re always looking for more hummus recipes and this will be a favorite here! Thank you for including us in this great round up! I don’t have kids to prepare lunch boxes for, but the recipes are perfect for my snacks!

    • Thanks! There’s so many fantastic snack recipes I’m super excited to try out myself. Thanks for contributing your recipes to the list. 🙂

  2. Your hummus looks delicious! (pinned it for later) And thank you so much for including my oatmeal bars and energy bars in your round up!

  3. Thanks for including my coconut date bites among such good company!

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