Best Green Hummus Recipe

This Best Green Hummus Recipe makes a flavorful spread or dip to serve with chopped veggies or chips. The Best Homemade Hummus recipes are easy to make and oftentimes more flavorful than store-bought varieties. Make this recipe for hummus with minimal ingredients and loads of flavor today!

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 Green Chickpea Hummus recipe. Bright green goodness…served on a cracker! If the hummus color of this recipe causes you to pause, don’t worry, it’s all wholesome ingredients (think power greens!).

However, if you’re into hummus recipes as much as we are, take a look at our different hummus recipes, such as this Vegan Smoky Hummus recipe. Or maybe you’d like to try my Carrot Hummus.

How to Make Green Hummus Recipe

It’s easy to make this hummus recipe. Begin with combining these hummus ingredients in a food processor:

Power greens and other ingredients are in a food processor.
  • chickpeas
  • tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • garlic powder
  • lemon juice
  • tamari or soy sauce
  • water
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • oregano
  • basil
  • power greens, such as spinach, kale, and/or chard.

If you’d rather not use garlic powder, but feel fresh garlic can be a bit too strong, I highly recommend Garlic Confit. Both the slow-roasted garlic and the garlic oil are perfect to add to hummus!

Green hummus in a food processor after being pulsed.

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. Repeat this process until you have a desired consistency.

Transfer to a bowl and serve with chips, crackers, pita bread, and/or chopped veggies.

If you’re unfamiliar with tahini, this article from Health talks about how to use tahini in your cooking. You can find tahini in the International or Health Food Aisles of grocery stores.

This is a really unique 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.
Drizzle olive oil and chopped greens on top of this Herb Hummus Recipe.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

I love having this homemade 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 veggie sandwiches. Check out over 40 BEST Vegan Sandwiches recipes!

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 the spinach and low on the garlic.

Start Your Plant-Based Mediterranean Diet

You’ve heard about the Mediterranean Diet. Did you know it’s primarily plant-based? That’s right! To get you started on a plant-based Mediterranean Diet today, be sure and try my Air Fryer Falafel recipe. It’s delicious and easy to make too! Don’t have an air fryer? No problem, make Baked Falafel instead. You’ll also love my Quinoa Minestrone recipe. And another favorite recipe is this easy Vegan Pasta Salad.

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

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

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 Monster Hummus with pita chips, crackers, or serve it as a condiment on sandwiches too.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Hummus, Green Monster Hummus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Marly


  • 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


  • 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.


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.

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

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47 Responses to Best Green Hummus Recipe

  1. I’m the founder/moderator for Punk Domestics (, 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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! 🙂

    • 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…

  5. 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!

    • 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

    • 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.

    • 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!

  9. 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.

    • 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!

  10. 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!!

    • 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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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!

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

  15. 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.


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