Green Hummus

This green hummus recipe makes a flavorful spread or dip to serve with chopped veggies or chips. It’s 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.

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

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

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Tahini paste is made from sesame seeds and adds creamy goodness to any hummus recipe
  • Using lemon juice adds texture and a delicious, tangy flavor to green hummus
  • Using garlic powder adds a more mellow garlic flavor without the overpowering taste of raw garlic.

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 health food stores. Many grocery stores carry it in the international aisle. 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 chard.

How to Make Green Hummus

  1. Pour all hummus ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well-combined.
    Power greens and other ingredients are in a food processor.
  2. Add more water for a thinner hummus
    Green hummus in a food processor after being pulsed.
  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.

Serving Suggestions

Serve green chickpea 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 as a spread in place of mayo on vegan black 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 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 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 Hummus

Enjoy this delicious, colorful green hummus with pita chips, crackers, or serve it as a condiment on sandwiches too.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 145kcal

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.
Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 560mg | Potassium: 107mg | Vitamin A: 940IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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 2019 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

49 Responses to Green Hummus

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLinda Reply

    5 stars
    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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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