Spinach Hummus

Healthy snacking never tasted so good!  This Spinach Hummus is a delicious twist on classic hummus.  

This Spinach Hummus is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion and garlic

 

HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI

This Spinach Hummus is the latest hummus recipe that I’ve been crushing on lately.  I was actually just telling a friend of mine today that it seems like every time I make a new hummus recipe …. then that new hummus becomes my new favorite.  It’s no different with this one. 

This Spinach Hummus is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion and garlic

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HUMMUS RECIPE WITHOUT TAHINI (What you’ll need)

  • Garbanzo beans (canned)
  • Organic baby spinach leaves
  • Micro arugula (regular arugula leaves work as well)
  • Organic cilantro
  • Organic green onions, chopped (white and light green parts)
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Organic lemon juice

HOW TO MAKE HUMMUS WITHOUT TAHINI

  1. Blend garbanzo beans in the food processor and process for just a minute to break them apart
  2. Add the spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onions and garlic and blend for another minute or two
  3. Slowly add olive oil and process for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture turns smooth.
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt and process another 30 seconds

This vibrant green hummus has a slightly peppery flavor due to the micro arugula that I added to the mix.  Micro arugula is  a “micro green” .  Micro greens from a variety of 25 different vegetables contained higher concentrations of vitamins and carotenoids than their fully grown counterparts.  Some studies suggest it’s 4 to 6 times the amount.   Microgreens are more tender than their mature counterparts, but they have just as much flavor.  Micro greens are grown in soil which increases their beneficial nutrients and they’re harvested between 7 to 14 days after germination.  Unlike micro greens, sprouts are grown in water.

This Spinach Hummus is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion and garlic

This Spinach Hummus is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion and garlic

MORE HUMMUS RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE

Jalapeño Hummus – hands-down my favorite!

Avocado Hummus – this works well slathered between two slices of bread as a sandwich

 

This Spinach Hummus is loaded with chickpeas, spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion and garlic
Yield: Serves 6 - 8

Spinach Hummus

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

This vibrant green hummus has a slightly peppery flavor due to the micro arugula added to the mix. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 15-ounce cans organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups organic baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup micro arugula (regular arugula leaves work as well)
  • 1/4 cup organic cilantro
  • 2 organic green onions, chopped (white and light green parts)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place the garbanzo beans in the food processor and process for just a minute to break them apart..
  2. Add the spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onions and garlic and blend for a minute.
  3. Slowly pour the olive oil through the feed on the processor and process for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture turns smooth.
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt and process another 30 seconds.

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