SPINACH HUMMUS

Spinach hummus is part of my daily diet and I love it.   Not only is this Middle Eastern dish simply nutritious, it is quick and easy to make and easy to store.  Therefore, giving you something delicious and healthy right at your fingertips for that moment when you are feeling hungry.

WHY IS SPINACH HUMMUS GOOD FOR YOU?

Hummus is loaded with plant-based nutrients and contains healthy fats.  The healthy fats come from the sesame seeds which are in the tahini paste and also the olive oil.  It is high in protein and fibre and contains ingredients that are proven to reduce inflammation, controls blood sugar levels and improves digestion.

Not only is spinach hummus nutritious, it is quick and easy to make and easy to store.  Therefore, giving you something delicious and healthy right at your fingertips for that moment when you are feeling hungry.

Spinach Hummus

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Chickpeas – Rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, they offer a variety of health benefits including weight management, improved digestion, and may reduce the risk of certain diseases.  Also because they are high in protein, chickpeas make a great protein replacement for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet. 

Spinach – Spinach is rich in iron which plays an important role with red blood cells in the transportation of oxygen around the body.  For this reason it is considered as a plant that helps boost vitality and restore energy.  It is also a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folate as well as containing manganese and magnesium.

Tahini – Tahini is full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, is rich in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties.  These compounds help protect liver and kidney function, may decrease the risk of certain diseases and strengthen the nervous system.

Fresh Lemon Juice – Lemons are high in vitamin C which assists with immune system health and also reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.  Lemons may also help to control weight, protect against anemia, cancer and prevent kidney stones.

Garlic – Garlic has been used since the Greeks to treat a variety of medical conditions which can help combat sickness, including the common cold.  It can also reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.

Olive Oil – Olive oil is a great cooking choice as it is rich in monounsaturated fats and could potentially reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease.  It also reduces inflammation that can assist in treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Ground Cumin – Used in traditional medicine, cumin is a rich source of iron, promotes digestion and may promote weight loss, fat reduction and inflammation.

Paprika – Rich in vitamins and minerals and also full of antioxidants which may assist in healthy vision, improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

Salt – Acts as an electrolyte in the body and assists with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH HUMMUS

Making spinach hummus is super easy and only takes about 5 minutes to make.  Roughly chop the garlic into small pieces and put in the blender with the cumin, paprika, tahini, salt lemon chickpeas and 2 tablespoons of oil.  Then blend for about 30 seconds until smooth all the chickpeas have been chopped into a pulp. 

Add the spinach and the rest of the olive oil slowly as you do not want the hummus to become too watery or overpowered with the taste of oil.  If it’s not at the right consistency and you do not want to

add any more oil then add a tablespoon of water.   NOTE – At this stage my food processor could not fit all the spinach in, so I had to separate the mixture and add it to a bowl whilst I pulsed the rest of the spinach with the mixture. 

 Remove from the blender and put into a pot and refrigerate which you can keep for up to a week.

HOW TO STORE AND MAKE AHEAD

Once you have made the hummus in the food processor, scoop the mixture out and put it into a jar or sealable container.  You can keep the spinach hummus in the fridge for up to a week.

BONUS – The only washing up you have to do after is wash the food processor and the knife you used.

If you try this spinach hummus recipe or have a question, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.

 
Spinach Hummus

Spinach Hummus

Spinach hummus is part of my daily diet and I love it.   Not only is spinach hummus simply nutritious, it is quick and easy to make and easy to store.  Therefore, giving you something delicious and healthy right at your fingertips for that moment when you are feeling hungry.
Hummus is loaded with plant-based nutrients and contains healthy fats.  The healthy fats come from the sesame seeds which are in the tahini paste and also the olive oil.  It is high in protein and fibre and contains ingredients that are proven to reduce inflammation, controls blood sugar levels and improves digestion.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 5

Equipment

  • Food processor or hand held blender

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g Jar of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup Tahini
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika Optional
  • 1/2 tsp Salt And more to taste if necessary

Instructions
 

  • Roughly chop the garlic into small pieces and put in the blender with the cumin, paprika, tahini, salt lemon chickpeas and 2 tablespoons of oil. Then blend for about 30 seconds until smooth all the chickpeas have been chopped into a pulp.
  • Add the spinach and the rest of the olive oil slowly as you do not want the hummus to become too watery or overpowered with the taste of oil.  If it’s not at the right consistency and you do not want to add any more oil then add a tablespoon of water.
  • Remove from the blender and put into a pot and refrigerate which you can keep for up to a week.
Keyword Quick and easy
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