Green Hummus is a blend of chickpeas, spinach, herbs, and lemon juice for the healthiest, freshest hummus ever!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve already done some traditional St. Patrick’s Day fare for ye, so I thought what better time to post this ultra fresh and healthy Green Hummus than today.
Especially since I wanted the blog to wear green today. 🙂
Over a month ago I found green hummus in the prepared food section of a market that I like to go to. I was so excited because I’d never heard of it before.
Unfortunately it was a big let down. It was too chunky for me, it wasn’t creamy at all, and I didn’t get the fresh flavor I was hoping for.
Of course that meant that I had to make my own.
You know it took me a while to get the green smoothie thing going on, but now that I’m on that, I’m going green other places. Like hummus! Doesn’t green hummus just make sense?
Chickpeas are so versatile, and since they’re great in salads, it really does make sense to mix the greens right in with the hummus.
The best part about this green hummus recipe is that you can use whatever greens/herbs you have on hand. Spinach, kale, arugula, parsley, cilantro….they all work in pretty much any combination.
I added plenty of lemon juice because I like my hummus to be lemony fresh — especially with all of the green power here. The lemon juice gives this hummus the big boost of fresh flavor that I love.
This Green Hummus is wonderful served with the usual suspects — pita chips or veggie sticks — but I can’t wait to try it as a spread on veggie wraps or sandwiches. It’s so versatile and you gotta love that bright color, right?
You can most definitely make yours greener by adding even more greens if you so desire, but I let the flavor do the talking for me and stopped right here. It’s fresh on top of fresh, with the chickpea flavor still shining through. 🙂
Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with traditional Irish fare or not, there’s always room for some Green Hummus. Go on and get your green on and have a great day!
More hummus recipes you’ll love:
Lentil Hummus by Sweet Peas & Saffron
- 15 ounces chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 1 cup baby spinach leaves
- 1/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley leaves stems removed
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves stems removed
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon tahini optional
- 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chickpeas, spinach, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini in the bowl of a food processor and process until roughly chopped and somewhat combined.
- With the processor on low, pour the olive oil in through the feed tube and process until smooth. Taste, and add salt and pepper as necessary, processing once more.
- Serve with pita chips, veggie sticks, or as a spread on wraps or sandwiches. Enjoy!
- You can use any combination of greens/herbs depending on what you have on hand or what you prefer! Baby kale and arugula would be great substitutions for the spinach. If you don’t like cilantro, omit it and replace with your favorite herb/green.
- If you like a much smoother hummus, simply add more olive oil.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
46 Comments on “Green Hummus”
YUM!! I love hummus!…and I love my green veggies! This recipe looks amazing! 🙂 Love it! …and it’s dairy free, gluten free?!! WIN!!
Thank you, Cailee! This hummus is definitely a win! 🙂
This is such a great spin on hummus, Marcie! I’m loving the spinach thrown into the mix! I always try to recreate my favorite prepared foods. Pinning!
Thanks, Justine! 🙂
YUM! HAPPY ST.PATTY’S DAY TO YOU!
Thanks, Kelsey! 🙂
What a great twist and hummus and so healthy! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Thank you, Christin!
I love this healthy twist on hummus Marcie! Mmmm pass me a bowl please!!
Consider it passed, Manali! I’ll share my hummus with you any time. 🙂
Happy St Patrick’s Day Marcie! I’ve been thinking of hummus with spinach and am so glad you made and shared it! Looks delicious, will try it!
Thank you, Mira! Hope you had a fun St. Patty’s Day! 🙂
I love the healthy twist on this hummus, Marcie! It looks so pretty and festive and perfect for today and everyday:) We love hummus and that delicious bowl would disappear way too quickly at our house!
Thank you, Kelly! It certainly is festive, St. Patty’s Day or not, and a great way to get more greens in. 🙂
I love chickpeas Marcie – and I adore dips that you can snack on! It’s like one of my favorite snack treats, so this is totally speaking my language! Pinned!
Dips like this can do no wrong — they’re healthy AND satisfying! I’m glad we speak the same language and thanks for the pin! 🙂
Hooray for green! Happy St. Patty’s! This hummus looks so delicious. And perfect for detoxing from all the heavy Irish food.
what a great recipe! I really love hummus!
Marcie!!! I love this! I immediately thought you used avocados but you used spinach, parsley and cilantro!!! oh my gawd, can’t wait to try this! I love it!!
I’m a day late, but this green hummus looks fantastic! I could literally eat a whole container of hummus in one sitting, it’s just THAT good! I love the spinach and parsley in here, Marcie! Sounds delicious!
I love hummus that much, too! Good thing we don’t live in the same household. haha
This is such a clever combo of flavors! I bet it would be really yummy spread on a sandwich!
Thank you, Annie! I really want to get around to trying it on a sandwich next time…if I can keep the chips out of it, that is! 🙂
Silly girl, you know the stuff in a package will never taste as good as yours! 🙂 I love hummus, and I am totally loving the idea of green hummus! I need to get those greens in wherever I can, lol
I am silly sometimes! haha I can sneak greens into stuff like this and the kids will still eat them, so thank goodness for green smoothies and hummus for the extra nutrition! 🙂
Happy belated St. Patty’s! I love the color and hummus is such a crowd pleaser 🙂
Thank you, Medha! 🙂
I do love me some hummus! And the color on this is just too fun! Not to mention it sounds delicious. Hope you had a great St Patty’s Day!! 🙂
Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
I just love this Marcie! It almost reminds me of falafel, but way easier!
Thanks, Allie, and it’s WAAAYYYY easier than falafel for sure! 🙂
This is so fresh and perfect for Spring! The perfect healthy snack!
Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
It doesn’t get much better than bright green hummus!! I would love to dip crackers in this, but putting it in a wrap sounds like such a great idea 🙂
Thanks, Izzy, and I need to spread it on a wrap or sandwich next time! 🙂
Girlfriend these look spectacular!!
Thank you, Girlfriend! 🙂
Thank you, Juliana! I loved the color — it just looks like spring. 🙂
I have seen it with avocado, and I’ll bet it’s really great! Gotta try that next. 🙂
Thank you, Christina! It was a really fun twist. 🙂
I’m obsessed with hummus… not sure why I never thought of adding greens to it – it’s a great way to add more into your diet! Looks so good, thanks for the recipe 🙂
Thank you, Aimee! I’m not sure why I never thought to add greens before either, but here’s to making up for lost time! 🙂
What a pretty green color! I just love hummus!
Thank you, Natalie! 🙂
A total winning recipe. Love hummus any way it’s made, and this one is super healthy and good.
Great one as usual Marcie.
Have a good weekend.
Thank you, Ash, and hope you’re having a great weekend! 🙂