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Spinach Hummus Recipe

Add an extra healthy twist to your hummus! Serve Spinach Hummus as an appetizer with veggies and crackers or spread on a lunch wrap.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 15 oz garbanzo beans reserve 2 tablespoons of liquid
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic quartered
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves packed
  • 1/2 avocado peeled and pitted
  • 2 tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cayenne pepper or paprika for sprinkling


  • Place the garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, tahini, spinach, avocado, chives, salt and cayenne pepper into a food processor or blender. Process/puree until creamy. Stream in olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the reserved garbanzo beans liquid.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and refrigerate until ready to serve. Sprinkle extra cayenne pepper over the top and serve with crackers or vegetables.


  • If you prefer a less spicy hummus, omit the garlic and cayenne pepper.
  • If you do not have tahini on hand, replace it with cashew, almond or peanut butter.
  • Need help cutting your avocado? Check out this tutorial!
  • Dipping options: cherry tomatoes, crackers, pita wedges, celery or carrot sticks, cucumber slices or broccoli or cauliflower florets.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 828IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
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