Spinach Chickpea Hummus

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Green smoothies have been all the rage as of late, so why not a green hummus?! This spinach chickpea hummus is so unbelievably easy to make…and so unbelievably delicious! Classic hummus gets a nutrition boost with a few handfuls of crisp, mild spinach leaves resulting in a unique rendition of the classic recipe.

The wonderful thing about making your own hummus is that you can add a variety of different ingredients to personalize the flavour profile, such as adding cumin, spicy jalapeno, a dollop of Greek yogurt, tart sumac, or in this case, vitamin-packed spinach!

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This variation of the traditional recipe has become a favourite in our home. In reality, this recipe was somewhat created by accident-I had some leftover spinach in the fridge and decided last minute (as I usually do when creating new recipes) to add it to the blender.

We actually now prefer this recipe to the traditional one! The mild flavour of the spinach adds a mild, earthy flavour, without overpowering the classic flavour of hummus and the addition of earthy cumin and sour sumac finish the hummus off with a burst of flavour.

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This spinach chickpea hummus can be served in a variety of ways- with raw veggies, crackers, pita chips, or nachos. For more serving suggestions hop on over to my recipe for traditional Creamy Chickpea Hummus.

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Ingredients:

Yields: 2 cups
1 (450g) can chickpeas
1 cup organic spinach leaves
2 heaping tbs. sesame paste
1 tbs. plain Greek yogurt (optional)
juice of one lemon
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. cumin powder
2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 tbs. water
1 tsp. sumac (optional)
Sea salt to taste

Directions:

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Transfer the chickpeas to a clean kitchen towel and roll vigorously in the towel to remove the skins. Discard the skins and add the chickpeas to a large food processor with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning, if needed. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
*TIP: After defrosting, blend with a touch of oil or lemon juice (as desired) to attain a smoother, creamier consistency.

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  • MonkeyMum

    this is scrumptious! Can never make smooth creamy hummus no matter how much energy I expend. This was brilliant. Used frozen spinach as I had 2 bags (why?!) in the freezer and not enough room for tasty stuff. This makes having frozen spinach worth the freezer space. Awesome and so so easy. Thanks.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Awesome! So glad you loved it! It IS easy, isn’t it?! I never would have thought of using frozen spinach…wasn’t it watery? Maybe I’LL try it next time with frozen spinach! Thanks for the feedback ;-)

      • MonkeyMum

        I didn’t add any extra water. And an extra spoon of yoghurt so . .. might have been otherwise? :-)

        • Lisa @bitesforbabies

          Makes perfect sense…good call ;-)

  • What a great combination for a healthy hummus dish! I have this bookmarked for my next party!

  • Jaime Nicole

    I really love hummus! What a great idea to give hummus a healthy punch – I might even be able to sneak some green veggies by my husband that way!

    • Me too…I prepare a huge batch at the beginning of the week and then serve it a bunch of different ways during the week.

  • A great way to get your greens in! This would be perfect for a party- or just for me to nosh with through the day.

    • Yes, is it! My kids used to it despite the green flecks (I don’t have the best food processor!). Now, they know there’s spinach in there…and they still love it!

  • Joann Woolley

    I haven’t made hummus at home still even though I love it… I may just make this too because I like to have another way to use my greens!

  • Hummus is probably one of my favourite go-to snacks. I love eating it with some baby carrots… I should probably try to make it at home instead of always buying it!

    • Mine too! I eat it at least once a week! You should definitely try making it since it’s so easy to prepare!

  • Rachel Akers

    I love hummus and making it myself is always so much better than store bought. The addition of spinach is a great idea.

  • Looks absolutely delicious, never thought of making humus from chickpeas

  • Samantha Lee Amberstone

    Thank you very much i have been looking for a good healthy hummas recipe for my husband with a fatty liver. He hasnt wanted to eat much and i think that he might like this one.

    • Have the doctors suggested that he maintin a clean-eating diet? If so, you’ll definitely find some other recipes on the Blog ;-)

      • Samantha Lee Amberstone

        Nothing recommended but someone close to him just died of liver cancer so everytime i make him something he says that i am killing him. I am a horrible cook so things like this that are easy and healthy are perfect. I had to bookmark your blog so that i can have easy access now. thank you :)

  • I’ver never tried Spinach Chickpea Hummus but it looks super yummy! I LOVE Hummus so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out <3

  • This sounds really good. My daughter always gets the store-bought hummus so this would be a great change of pace.

    • I’ve never actually bought the pre-packaged hummus although I’ve tasted it of course. It is yummy however, it’s SO expensive!!

  • Ourfamilyworld

    I love Hummus and that looks absolutely delicious. I have never tried adding spinach before, but I will now after seeing this.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Hummus is one of my favorite snacks!!! So yummy! I will have to try and make this one.

  • Yumm! We love hummus but have never tried making our own. This one looks really good though so we may have to try it out!

  • I’ve never tried spinach hummus before! This must be an interesting taste. Only ate hummus like twice with toast.

  • Marts Valenzuela

    This one looks great! I love eating chips and dips, and this spinach hummus looks so delicious.

  • YES YES YES! I want to try this one! Spinach anything is my favorite!

  • mail4rosey

    I’m not overly big on hummus. I bet I would like this one though!

  • I tasted hummus a long time ago, and if I remember correctly it wasn’t bad, but I love spinach, so I bet the two would go great together. Thanks for sharing.

  • Britni

    I think this looks amazing, the bright green color is awesome. If it tastes as good as it looks I am in!