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Spinach Hummus Recipe

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Add an extra healthy twist to your hummus! Serve Spinach Hummus as an appetizer with veggies and crackers or spread on a lunch wrap.

Original post: January 2016 | Updated: February 2021

I’m going to dive right into the main topic of this post: green deliciousness. You know I love sweet and savory, naughty and healthy. I’m an all-encompassing food girl. There are weeks when I prefer one taste over the other and this week I have been CRAVING greens. 

This spinach hummus is the perfect appetizer for any gathering. Serve with veggies and crackers! I also occasionally slather it all over the inside of lunch wraps or sandwiches. It acts as a great salad dressing, too!

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH HUMMUS

STEP 1

Place the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, spinach, avocado, chives, salt and cayenne pepper into a food processor or blender. Process/puree until creamy.

Stream in olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the reserved garbanzo beans liquid.

STEP 2

Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle extra cayenne pepper over the top and serve with crackers or vegetables.

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RECIPE NOTES: SPINACH HUMMUS

  • If you prefer a less spicy hummus, omit the garlic and cayenne pepper.
  • If you do not have tahini on hand, replace it with cashew, almond or peanut butter.
  • Need help cutting your avocado? Check out this tutorial!
  • Dipping options: cherry tomatoes, crackers, pita wedges, celery or carrot sticks, cucumber slices or broccoli or cauliflower florets.

FAQ ABOUT HUMMUS

CAN HUMMUS BE FROZEN

Hummus can be frozen very easily! Freeze hummus in an air-tight container. Freeze for up to 4 months for best results.

WHEN HUMMUS GOES BAD

When hummus goes bad it will have a distinct sour smell. A sour smell or discoloration means the hummus is past its prime and should be tossed.

HOW HUMMUS IS EATEN

Use hummus as a dip for veggies, chips, tortillas or pita chips. It is also a great spread for sandwiches and wraps!

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Spinach Hummus Recipe

Add an extra healthy twist to your hummus! Serve Spinach Hummus as an appetizer with veggies and crackers or spread on a lunch wrap.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 15 oz garbanzo beans reserve 2 tablespoons of liquid
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic quartered
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves packed
  • 1/2 avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cayenne pepper or paprika for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Place the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, spinach, avocado, chives, salt and cayenne pepper into a food processor or blender. Process/puree until creamy. Stream in olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the reserved garbanzo beans liquid.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle extra cayenne pepper over the top and serve with crackers or vegetables.

Notes

  • If you prefer a less spicy hummus, omit the garlic and cayenne pepper.
  • If you do not have tahini on hand, replace it with cashew, almond or peanut butter.
  • Need help cutting your avocado? Check out this tutorial!
  • Dipping options: cherry tomatoes, crackers, pita wedges, celery or carrot sticks, cucumber slices or broccoli or cauliflower florets.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 828IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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