Hummus Olive Orange Peel 5-Minute Recipe

Bursting with flavor.

I’m a hummus girl. I eat it with anything like dipping for celery and carrot sticks or chips, as spread for toast, or just fancy a spoonful whenever! Hummus is one of the easiest to make, and this recipe I am sharing below can be accomplished in five minutes or less. But before we go to the nitty-gritty, I had quite a weird experience while picking up the ingredients for this hummus.


So last week, while at Safeway, all the store’s registers crashed. I was next in line to be checked out when the cashier said that they can only accept cash. Like who brings cash these days, maybe 0.05% of the population? so the lady in front of me abandoned her groceries and produce, some abandoned their carts altogether. I was like, this can’t be happening because I just spent 45 minutes navigating each aisle and with my cart-full of groceries, I can’t just give up. I asked the cashier if there’s another way because I hate to leave, and of course at the back of my mind, I can’t abort this hummus recipe tonight! So the cashier said she’s going to try punch one item, lo! transaction went through so I said to process all my items immediately. Good heavens, everything went smooth-sailing. So the people behind me were happy because register worked again. OMG, it stopped working again for the guy behind me and so with the other shoppers. Very weird isn’t it?Ā 

This hummus recipe features olives with stuffed pimiento with a zing, and that’s because of the valencia orange peel seasoning. I brought it to an event the following day and was almost wiped out. You bet my heart was singing deep inside. Get extra creative by topping your hummus with quartered olives and poppy seeds. So here’s how you can recreate this recipe in a heartbeat!

5 from 2 votes
Hummus Olive Orange Peel 5-Minute Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Flavorful and easy to prepare, where my fellow hummus-aholics at?

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: middle east
Keyword: hummus, olive hummus
Servings: 4
Author: thefabzilla
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 10 manzanilla olives stuffed with pimientos
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sunflower oil+ extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp valencia orange peel
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • dash garlic salt
  1. In a blender, mix all ingredients except 2 manzanilla olives and poppy seeds which you will use as toppings.

    Transfer hummus to a small bowl.

    Top with quartered olives and poppy seeds. 


I hope you enjoyed this recipe, feel free to share and bookmark! Want to see my recent grocery haul? In this video, I talked about the experience I mentioned above. Lastly, you can check out my other recipes, just click tab lifestyle, then food.



  1. October 17, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Thank you for this recipe, Kath! It looks delicious!

  2. October 17, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Recently, I have become aware that I have trouble eating food with more than one clove of garlic. As a result, I have had to give up eating commercial or even restaurant hummus. So I will definitely try making your recipe and limit the garlic to one clove. Thank you!

    • thefabzilla
      October 17, 2018 / 9:47 am

      I can only handle up to 1 tbsp garlic minced myself. Anything above kind of upsets my stomach. Commercially prepared hummus have citric acid so I really try my best to just make my own in small batch w/o the preservative

  3. October 17, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    The texture and color aren’t like the middle eastern hummus we have here. I’m surrounded by restaurants that make their own. We only tried to make it once but it was easier to buy it. This looks like an interesting take on an old favorite.

  4. October 17, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Love love love hummus. I love dipping cucumbers in it. šŸ™‚ I’m not a fan of olives, but the orange peels intrigue me! šŸ™‚

    • thefabzilla
      October 17, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      It gives it a zing/tangy twist.

  5. Jen Walker
    October 17, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    The universe must have wanted you to make that hummus! I’ve only had traditional hummus before and need to give this one a try!

    • thefabzilla
      October 17, 2018 / 9:25 pm

      Right? even my husband can’t believe what happened last week. I’m actually thinking of making these as lil gifts for christmas for my co-workers

  6. October 17, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Your food pictures are sooooo good they make me hungry!! It looks and sounds delicious!! No wonder it was wiped out when you took it to your event.

    • thefabzilla
      October 17, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Thanks much! More vegan recipes coming on the blog.

  7. 25.Sweetpeas
    October 18, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Homemade humus is the best, no doubt about it!

    • thefabzilla
      October 19, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      Universe connived I guess lol

  8. Ehmkay Nails
    October 19, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    Iā€™m a big fan of olive hummus. Iā€™m curious how the orange works with it

    • thefabzilla
      October 19, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Only peel orange seasonings so just a tad tangy

  9. October 21, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Ugh that must have been so frustrating for the people who had to abandon their carts and leave!

  10. October 28, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I love hummus and never thought of adding orange. Very intrigued! I will have to give this a try!

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