RECIPE: 4 Easy To Make Dips and Spreads - Kalamazoo Olive Company
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RECIPE: 4 Easy To Make Dips and Spreads

You might be entertaining guests, looking to make something for a potluck, or you just want something to snack on. Regardless, dips and spreads always a great choice. They’re even better when when they’re made with fresh ingredients in your own kitchen. Check out these four, easy to make dips below.

Basic Hummus

After making this recipe, you’ll never go back to buying prepackaged hummus at the supermarket. Most of these ingredients might already be  in your pantry. Now it’s time to put them all to use!


  • 2 – 15 oz. garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup of Roasted Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons of salt


First, drain the two cans of organic garbanzo beans. Then, put all ingredients into a  food processor and process until creamy and smooth. Adjust seasoning to your preference.  Refrigerate, and then drizzle additional olive oil on top when it’s ready to serve.

A bonus of this recipe is that it’s so flexible. Feel free to experiment with different flavors of Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil to add an extra dynamic of flavor.

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Now it’s time to break out the tortilla chips. Usually, black bean dip is on the mild side, but our chipotle extra virgin olive oil gives it an extra kick.



Drain and  rinse the black beans. Then blend all the ingredients until smooth.  If the blender gets clogged, just stop it, stir the contents with a wooden spoon, and then turn it on again. The dip might also get too thick, so in this case, just add some tablespoons of water and lime juice to thin it out. Refrigerate the dip, or serve it warm.

If you’re not a fan of spicy food, then just replace the chipotle oil with another portion of roasted garlic olive oil.

Basil & Chevre Spread/Pasta Sauce

Kill two birds with one stone with this basil and chevre spread. You can put it on crackers, pita, vegetables, or just use it as a pasta sauce.



You probably guessed it at this point, but place all ingredients into a food processor and let them blend. Adjust the seasoning to taste, and store in your refrigerator for up to three days.


Muhammara is a spread that originates in Syria, and is common in the surrounding regions. Pita, toast, and crackers are not the only use for this spread. You can also use it as sauce for kebabs, grilled meats, and fish.



Rinse and drain the roasted red peppers. Place all ingredients, except for the extra virgin olive oil into a food processor until the mixture is smooth. While the processor is running, slowly incorporate the olive oil.

There you have it. Four easy, quick to make dips and spreads with multiple uses. When it comes to making anything in the kitchen, it all comes down to getting the best ingredients.

Stop by Kalamazoo Olive Company today to pick up a bottle from our wide selection of extra virgin olive oil.