Green Goddess Spinach Hummus is a quick, easy and healthy appetizer or snack recipe perfect for a game day or tailgate spread. Pair it with chopped veggies or homemade pita bread or add it to wraps or sandwiches for an added nutritional boost.
Can you believe that summer is over? I can tell you that I am sooooo ready for some cooler weather! Our days here in South Georgia have been in mid-90’s with like 100% humidity for long enough!! And I am a warm weather gal, but enough is enough!! I know, I know…I will be wanting warm weather when I am freezing this winter, but for now I am tired of walking outside and feeling like I stepped into a sauna.
I am actually looking forward to the solar eclipse today not so much for the actual viewing of it (I didn’t even try to get some of those special glasses even though we are supposed to have about 90% totality.) but for the fact that it will cool us off for a little while 🙂
There are a few things that I am looking forward to as we move into the fall season!
- The cooler weather 🙂
- Baby Girl hits the 6 month mark!! She will be 6 months tomorrow and we are super excited!! She is sitting up on her own and will play independently for a little while! We also can now try some more foods and start experimenting with spices! I love seeing her experience new foods!! I think she is going to be a total foodie like her mama 🙂
- College Football!! We love college football and have a game day spread just about every Saturday.
This Green Goddess Spinach Hummus is something that I am definitely going to add to the list for game day spreads! I love the fact that I can add iron-rich spinach to hummus and nobody can taste it!! It just tastes like yummy hummus 🙂 And don’t you just love the color too? I love the super fun pop of green!
I am excited to let Baby Girl try this spinach hummus too 🙂 I have learned that babies need additional sources of iron in their diets starting at about 6 months old. Their iron stores from birth have depleted and you need to start supplementing. I tend to have low iron and my iron was low during my pregnancy, so I expect that I will need to make sure that she has plenty of iron in her diet. It’s good for both of us 🙂
My inspiration for my Green Goddess Spinach Hummus was this Gloriously Green Spinach Hummus from Kitchen Treaty. I would serve this spinach hummus with your favorite raw, chopped veggies (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, etc.) or my Healthy Pita Chips! One other quick note, I used frozen chopped spinach for my spinach hummus. As I have mentioned in several posts, frozen chopped spinach is the BEST DEAL (IMHO) in the supermarket! You can get a little box (which is about 2 cups worth) for like a $1 🙂 And it is already chopped for you! All you need to do is to thaw and squeeze out the excess water. I always keep several boxes or bags in my freezer.
Here is your printable recipe for Green Goddess Spinach Hummus:
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained (reserve the liquid) and rinsed
- 2 cups fresh or frozen chopped spinach (if using frozen, thaw first and squeeze out any excess water)
- ⅓ cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. red pepper (more or less depending on taste or omit if you don't like spice or substitute paprika)
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste.
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Place the garlic in the bowl of the food processor and process it completely first. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add chickpeas, spinach, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper or paprika, salt and pepper.
- Turn on the food processor and then stream in the olive oil and as much bean liquid as you need to get everything combined and to a dip-like consistency.
- Turn off the food processor and scrape down the the sides of the bowl once more.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Give it a couple of quick final pulses.
- Scoop out into a serving bowl and garnish with olive oil and red pepper or paprika, if desired.
- Serve with chopped vegetables (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, etc.) or healthy pita chips.
If you like this Green Goddess Spinach Hummus recipe, you might enjoy some of my other hummus recipes: