Green Hummus

This green hummus recipe makes a flavorful spread or dip to serve with chopped veggies or chips. This hummus is so easy and is more flavorful than any store-bought hummus. Make this dip with minimal ingredients and loads of flavor today!

Try some more hummus recipes, such as this Smoky Hummus or this Carrot Hummus.

An image of green hummus in a bowl topped with chopped greens and pine nuts. The text above it reads: Green Monster Hummus.

I thought it was time for a greens-infused hummus recipe. Bright green goodness…served on a cracker.! If the color of this recipe causes you to pause, don’t worry, it’s all wholesome ingredients (think power greens!).

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Chickpeas — You’ll need a 15-ounce can of chickpeas.
  • Tahini — This is sesame seed butter and can be found in the health food or international aisles of many grocery stores. Or you can buy it online. If you’re unfamiliar with tahini, read about how to use tahini in your cooking.
  • Garlic powder — You can also use the tender cloves from this garlic confit.
  • Lemon juice — use freshly-squeezed lemon juice or from a bottle.
  • Tamari — Keep it gluten-free by using tamari or use soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Power greens — The best power greens include spinach, kale, and/or chard.

How to Make Green Hummus

  1. Pour all hummus ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well-combined.
  2. Add more water for a thinner hummus
  3. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl and then process until you achieve a fine consistency.
  4. Pour the hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, pine nuts, and sliced black olives. Serve with pita bread or your favorite crackers.
Power greens and other ingredients are in a food processor.

Pulse these ingredients for a few seconds. Then use a spatula to push down any ingredients from the side of the bowl and pulse again.

Green hummus in a food processor after being pulsed.

Repeat this process until you have a desired consistency. Garnish with olive oil.

Serving Suggestions

Serve green hummus with any of the following:

Storage Tips

Store hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. It can be frozen for up to 2 months.

This is a really unique green hummus recipe! However, you could make it even more interesting by transforming it into a green goddess hummus by adding some chopped chives to the recipe, too.

A bowl of green hummus sits next to chopped veggies and chips.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

I love having this green hummus recipe on-hand to serve to guests. Because it’s so colorful, people are drawn to it! You can also serve this healthy hummus recipe as a spread in place of mayo on veggie burgers.

Flavored hummus recipes are easy to make. I’ve even served hummus as a topping for pasta. It’s also delicious to use hummus as a condiment on vegan sandwiches.

Sometimes a creamy hummus recipe can be a bit too garlicky. It’s great while you’re eating it, but can leave your breath a little tangy. So this recipe for hummus is high on spinach and low on garlic.

Plant-Based Mediterranean Recipes

Serve green hummus as part of your Mediterranean diet. Here are even more Mediterranean recipes to try:

A closeup of green hummus topped with chopped greens and pine nuts and a plate of sliced red bell peppers behind it.

That’s it for this green hummus recipe. Enjoy!

A closeup of green hummus topped with chopped greens and pine nuts and a plate of sliced red bell peppers behind it.

Green Monster Hummus

Enjoy this delicious, colorful green hummus with pita chips, crackers, or serve it as a condiment on sandwiches too.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can chickpeas , drained
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 -3 cups chopped raw power greens

Instructions

  • Pour all hummus ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well-combined. (Begin with 1/4 cup of water and add more if you’d like a thinner hummus)
  • Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl and then process until you achieve a fine consistency.
  • Pour the hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, pine nuts, and sliced black olives. Serve with pita bread or your favorite crackers.

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Notes

Tamari is a gluten-free soy sauce. Feel free to substitute soy sauce if you don’t have issues with gluten.
Tahini is sesame butter and adds creaminess to the recipe. You can find it in the International Aisle or Health Food Sections of most grocery stores.
For power greens, use spinach, kale, or swiss chard or a combination of the three.
Nutrition Facts
Green Monster Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 560mg23%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2012 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2020.

47 Responses to Green Hummus

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPaula- bell'alimento Reply

    I love all types of Hummus! This looks fantastic Marly!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlydenise Reply

    What is Bragg? I am unfamiliar! Thanks

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Denise,
      Bragg is a liquid amino I love to use in place of soy sauce. Here’s a link: http://bragg.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCj Blevins

      I am allergic to soy etc..I am going to have to give it a go without it…Love everything else in it..! yummers.. :o) ~Cj

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyWendy Reply

    This looks so yummy- I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRuth Seba Reply

    Yum! This looks & sounds great. Nice photos and like the way you write about pulverising the spinach 😉

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAggie Reply

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! love that color. I haven’t made hummus in quite a while, need to try this out.

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKiran @ KiranTarun.com Reply

    Amazing!! I love my usual green monster smoothies and a good hummus — love the combo and hilarity 😉

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySean Reply

    I’m the founder/moderator for Punk Domestics (www.punkdomestics.com), a community site for those of use obsessed with, er, interested in DIY food. It’s sort of like Tastespotting, but specific to the niche. I’d love for you to submit this to the site. Good stuff!

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyThe Cozy Herbivore Reply

    I’m with you on the garlic issue– I love me some hummus, but often I find the garlic totally overpowers the rest of the spread! This looks amazing. I share your blender obsession as well– and why NOT add spinach to your chickpeas? Great taste, amazing nutrition, beautiful color! Well done all around.

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJenné @ Sweet Potato Soul Reply

    I LOVE colorful hummus! Yours is absolutely beautiful and I’m going to make it tomorrow morning 🙂

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJavelin Warrior Reply

    What a wonderful way to work spinach into hummus – and the color is awesome! I love hummus, but I’ve never chucked in spinach before, but this has inspired me 🙂 I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

  11. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRobyn Reply

    I just made this, and it came out just as delicious as I hoped it would! It was really easy to make too, which is a plus. I wonder how it would taste if I substituted kale for spinach…maybe I’ll try that next time. Also, FYI I pinned it on Pinterest and within a day 50 other people had repinned! 🙂

  12. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyPenelope Reply

    Fresh or dried herbs?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Penelope. I forgot to add that little detail. I corrected the recipe – it should have read dried herbs. I guess sometimes it takes a village…

  13. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyazulle Reply

    I love making hummus and I love spinach! I’m so totally going to make this! thank you. 🙂

  14. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBrooke Reply

    This was an amazing recipe! I substituted the dried basil and garlic powder for a handful of fresh basil and a crushed clove of garlic. Just this hummus alone on bread made a fantastic sandwich!

  15. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCathy Reply

    What the heck is “Bragg”?

  16. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlymampetitpois Reply

    Are you using raw spinach or cooked spinach ? Looking forward to trying this recipe. I’ve just cooked some chickpeas and I am fond of hummus!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I think fresh, raw spinach is the best. That’s what I used and it adds a nice touch of flavor (and color). I’ll change the recipe to make note of that. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlymampetitpois Reply

    That’s what I thought ! I tried it immediately, it’s delicious. I changed a feuw things and used 2 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander seed and a few leaves of cilantro instead of the dried herbs that I don’t have.
    Thank you for this good idea.

  18. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyErin C. Reply

    i did use fresh garlic, almost 2 cans of chickpeas and soy sauce [since i didn’t have any braggs]. totally LOVE this hummus. something about the combination of just those ingredients is perfect. clean, light and fresh tasting…will DEF make this again!

  19. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHannah Reply

    Made this last night – the only thing I did different was add garlic cloves instead of garlic powder.

    I thought it was too salty. I added another can of chickpeas & added freshly ground pepper. Still a little salty but overall …delish!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJennifer

      Great idea to add spinach! Recipe was good but I also agree that it was too salty. Added another can of chickpeas and that helped.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Salt is one of those “eye of beholder” things – each person has a different capacity for it. Great idea to add another can of chickpeas!

  20. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRebecca Reply

    Hi –

    I thought this looked so good but had an issue with liquidyness! It was so wet!!! It didn’t form a nice thick hummus.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Rebecca
      I guess I like hummus that isn’t quite so thick, but that said I did adapt the recipe to say 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water. That way people can begin with a quarter cup and add more if they want it thinner. Thanks for your feedback…it’s always appreciated!

  21. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKarina Reply

    Hi Marly,

    It looks a great and healthy idea. I was just wondering how to prepare more spinach and I found this lovely recipe. I also have a couple of questions, can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach? If yes, is it the same measure (2 cups)?

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Karina
      I have never tried frozen spinach with this recipe. It could be tricky because frozen spinach will be wilted when it thaws. If you want to give it a try, I would eliminate the water requested in this recipe and just add it if you need it at the end. Good luck! Marly

  22. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySuzanne Reply

    I’m making this tonight. I keep all these ingredients on hand all the time since I started with eating clean. Nothing wrong with the spinach, I eat massive amounts of green food everyday. Thanks fir the recipe.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Let me know how it goes. I hope you like it as much as we do!

  23. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAmy Reply

    This is delicious. I just made it but used fresh garlic and basil instead, and am not disappointed with that decision 🙂

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I always love fresh ingredients when they’re available!

  24. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAlexandra @ Made to Glow Reply

    I cannot wait to make this! I put all of the ingredients on my grocery list to make asap. I also featured it on my latest post, Friday Favorites, as one of my favorite recent pins 🙂

  25. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySandra Gulin Reply

    I just wanted to say that I’ve made this hummus several times and I LOVE it. It’s my absolute homemade favorite. The only changes I’ve made are that I never add any water because it’s already fairly wet for a hummus without it, and sometimes I add fresh garlic rather than granulated. Excellent recipe!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You just made my day, Sandra! So glad you liked this recipe…and love your changes too.

  26. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDiana Reply

    Would you be able to tell me what kind/brand of crackers are shown with the hummus? I’ve purchased these last summer at Costco and have been searching for them ever since! Thanks. Recipie looks great, by the way.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Diana! I believe those are the Food Should Taste Good Brown Rice Crackers. Those are amazing crackers!! I used to get them at Costco, but I’m not certain I’ve seen them there recently.

  27. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKaren Reply

    Hi Marly, do you have a home made Tahini recipe you use in this or store bought?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I always use store-bought tahini. However, I have found that I can also peanut butter in a hummus recipe and it will do in a pinch. Let me know how it goes!

  28. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyEmily {Jelly Toast} Reply

    I am a huge fan of any type of hummus and this green hummus is genius! What a fantastic idea 🙂

  29. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyDenise Reply

    What a great twist on hummus. Keeping this on my must make list!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I think it’s a great summertime hummus…which means I’m going to have to make some more of it myself!

  30. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLinda Reply

    Fresh garlic, fresh basil, and a bit of fresh oregano bring this recipe over the top! Really watch the water in this recipe I use lots of lemon juice (also a bit of lemon zest) so that really takes care of the liquid portion of the recipe ! Thanks sooo good.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Linda! So glad you liked it!

  31. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyScarlet Reply

    What a great way to get more greens into my diet. Thanks for the delightful idea! Pinning now to make soon.

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