I’m in a bad junk food rut. When my life gets busy, unfortunately the first thing to go is healthy eating habits. So when I finally had a moment of free time, I went to the farmers market and felt so inspired by the fresh greens around me that I decided to do a post from all the items I picked up. This green hummus recipe was inspired by the green hummus from Tender Greens’ vegan salad, one of my favorites. It is packed with spinach and arugula and fresh herbs like cilantro and green onion. It’s a great way to change up the ordinary hummus and perfect for healthy and colorful entertaining!

green hummus

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups of canned garbanzo beans (about 2 15 oz cans)
  • 2 cup of spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 cup of arugula, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of diced green onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt or kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

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First, peel the skin off the garbanzo beans by squeezing the garbanzo bean between your fingers.  Peeling the skin results in a smoother hummus.  Trust me, it’s worth the time, but if you’re short on time, leaving the skins on won’t kill anyone.

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Combine the spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion, and garlic in a food processor and blend. With the food processor on, stream the olive oil in and add the garbanzo beans. Season to taste.

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Place hummus in a bowl and drizzle extra olive oil over.

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Arrange a vegetable platter with anything that inspires you. I love to serve heads of baby lettuce with the hummus so your guests can tear off leaves to dip.

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. . . And, these breakfast radishes were calling my name at the farmer’s market.

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Snack away and feel good about it!

green hummus

(images by HonestlyYUM)