This past Wednesday we taunted you with three different kinds of hummus, and today, we bring you the first of those 3:
We got the idea when we were at Nates while cat-sitting (yes, you read that right!) for our coach a couple of weekends ago. This place is seriously amazing! For less than $10, you get a giant shishkabab of choice (we both chose chicken- oh.my.word. was it ever good!), a pile of rice, and your choice of salad (there were so many delicious options!). And just when you think that’s everything, they bring you over to the other side of the bar where they have 5 different hummus! Regular, roasted red pepper, spicy, dill and spinach. As soon as we ate the spinach hummus, we knew we had to re-make it at home!
This hummus is smooth, creamy and packed with flavour, not to mention spinach! Just another way to sneak some greens into your day without really noticing them. 🙂
Please don’t be afraid of the green colour! We promise that (other than the colour) you won’t even notice the spinach there! It does not taste spinach-y in the slightest. 🙂
It just tastes delicious.
Total time: 10min
2 c. chickpeas
1c. spinach, packed
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. + 1tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c. tahini
1 clove garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
optional: water, up to a 1/4 c.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-power blender and blend until smooth and creamy. The water is optional b/c sometimes adding water will keep the hummus creamier even after a day or two in the fridge.
What’s the most interesting hummus you’ve ever tried?