Spinach Artichoke Hummus

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus. You won’t be able to stop at one bite!

Spinach Artichoke Hummus: healthy and delicious!

My name is Aimee and I have a hummus addiction. I know, it could be worse!

I make my own hummus at least once a week…in addition to buying a tub of hummus each week (yes, a total of two containers per week). Because inevitably I run out of homemade and I need a quick fix.

One of my favorite dips would have to be Spinach Artichoke dip. Hot, garlicky and delicious! (hmmm, just realized I don’t have my recipe for that on the blog yet!!)  Why not combine my two favorites into one tasty recipe?

Spinach and Artichoke, meet your new BFF garbanzo beans.

These flavors are incredible together, I hope you give this recipe a try.

A few notes about hummus:

  • Always peel the skins off your chickpeas (garbanzo beans). I know some people dredge them in a bowl of water and let the skins float to the surface, but this NEVER works for me. I drain and rinse my beans, then pinch the skins off individually. They pop right out of the skin. Takes a little extra time, but you can put your kids to work or turn on a good movie. Having the skins removed will result in a creamier hummus!
  • Use fresh ingredients when possible. For this recipe, fresh spinach, fresh garlic and fresh lemons keep the recipe delicious!
  • Use as little liquid as possible in the beginning, you can always add more if needed. I usually reserve a tablespoon of the chickpea juice in a little bowl just in case. Sometimes I don’t use it, sometimes I do. Using the liquid from the chickpeas results in a creamy texture.
  • I use my food processor on high speed when processing my hummus. Adding the ingredients while it’s running keeps the beans moving, which prevents clumping. I’ve heard some people use blenders, but I haven’t had luck with it mixing well enough.
  • Let the hummus sit. I prefer a minimum of 4 hours, but overnight is best. Don’t get me wrong, you can totally dig into this hummus immediately if you wish, but the flavors meld even more when given the chance to rest.
  • Finally, looking to make a pretty impression? Drizzle an extra tablespoon of olive oil on top and add a sprig of parsley on top. Or serve a couple lemon wedges on the side!

 Spinach Artichoke Hummus: healthy and delicious!

Now that you know how to make it, ENJOY! It’s a great healthy alternative to chips and dip!

Yield: 8 servings

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Delicious, flavorful Spinach Artichoke Hummus recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5oz fresh spinach
  • 1 can (14oz) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 cans (15oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed and peeled
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil, garlic and spinach for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until spinach wilts. Add artichokes and saute an additional minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large food processor, process garbanzo beans with tahini and lemon juice until smooth.
  3. Add spinach and artichoke, salt and cumin. Process for several minutes until combined and smooth. Add additional liquid (olive oil, lemon juice or garbanzo bean water) if needed to make smoother. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on January 8, 2014

Comments & Reviews

    1. I usually don’t buy the marinated ones, but they would still be great in here! Go with what you have 🙂

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