Green Monster Hummus

I’ve seen a lot of smoothies lately referred to as “Green Monsters” because of their inclusion of spinach so I thought it was time for a spinach-infused Green Monster Hummus. You know what that means? Bright green goodness…served on a cracker! If you’re into hummus recipes as much as we are, take a look at our Vegan Smoky Hummus recipe. Or maybe you’d like to try my Vegan Carrot Hummus.

Namely Marly's Green Monster Hummus is a great appetizer served with crackers

My family accuses me of having an obsession with spinach.

Don’t tell them I said this, but I think they’re right.

I do try to find ways to pack “healthiness” into unsuspecting dishes. Chickpeas in cake? I’ve done that. You’ll see that recipe this week…it’s not one to miss!

Spinach in cookies? Yes to that one too. And now this poor hummus is my latest victim.

Hummus garnished with olive oil, pine nuts, and sliced black olives.

I added cup after cup of spinach and then hit the pulse button on the food processor. Those chickpeas didn’t know what hit ’em!

Poor spinach. It’s not easy being green.

I know this spinach obsession makes me a bit weird. Not the Alicia Silverstone-feeding-your-infant-pre-chewed-food kind of weird. But still weird, nonetheless.

Crackers are served with this green hummus by Marly.

I guess I’m perfectly fine with my food being pulverized to a grainy pulp by kitchen appliances, thank you very much. It must be the small-town girl in me coming out.

Serve this Green Monster Hummus with crackers or pita bread at your next family dinner

My daughter and I agreed that sometimes hummus can be a bit too garlicky. It’s great while you’re eating it, but can leave your breath a little tangy. So this hummus is high on the spinach and low on the garlic.

Sliced yellow peppers are used as a garnish for this bright green and tasty hummus.

Sure, making this Hummus may make you weird, but feel free to add more garlic if you want to balance out on the wild side.

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Sliced yellow peppers are used as a garnish for this bright green and tasty hummus.
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Green Monster Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Enjoy this delicious, colorful Green Monster Hummus with pita chips, crackers, or serve it as a condiment on sandwiches too.
Course: Snack
Servings: 6
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Marly
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg (an alternative to soy sauce)
  • ¼ - ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups raw spinach
Instructions
  1. 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)
  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl and then process until you achieve a fine consistency.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Green Monster Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 560mg 23%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

That’s it! See? Another simple and delicious vegan (and gluten-free) recipe that will fancy your checkbook, waistline, and even your taste buds. Sometimes it’s good to be a little weird.

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