Spinach Hummus

I did it again, I made something green!

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This is what happens when you buy a huge box of spinach from Costco, you have to get creative and use it all up before it goes bad. Luckily this was the last of the spinach, so I promise my next recipe won’t be green!

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Once again like my strawberry spinach smoothie, the not so appetizing color doesn’t reflect the delicious flavor that this spinach hummus has. The hummus has many healthy aspects to it so eat up! It has no added fat other than what is in the can of garbanzo beans. Most people use olive oil and tahini in their hummus, but I have found that I really don’t notice that much of a difference if I eliminate it. To make the hummus a little creamier I simply added a 1/4 cup of water. If you are making hummus without added fat it is important to season it well. I added the juice of a lemon, garlic, kosher salt, and paprika to mine. The star of the hummus, the spinach, also adds a nice flavor as well as that vibrant green color. The great thing about spinach hummus is it’s versatility. It is much more than just a dip for vegetables and pita chips, although that is one of my favorite ways to eat it. You can use the hummus as a spread on a sandwich, a sauce for some pasta, put it on top of chicken breasts for added flavor, add it to the meat of your burger before grilling for a real flavor punch, or put a few dollops of it in your salad and use it in place of dressing. Not only have I been snacking on the spinach hummus today, but I plan to make grilled chicken and veggie wraps tonight for dinner and use it as a spread on the tortillas, I can’t wait!

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Spinach Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. paprika
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. If the hummus is too thick, slowly add in a little more water until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for no more than a week.
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More hummus recipes to try: 

Butternut Squash Hummus

Cilantro Green Chile Lime Hummus

Biscoff Cookie Dough Hummus

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus

 

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Comments

  1. I am so for going green! This looks so fresh and tasty.

  2. I adore hummus but never make it at home. This recipe looks so easy, I have no excuse why I shouldn’t!

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