Spinach Hummus Without Tahini

Lately, I've been introducing new healthy dips and snacks to my family.  Hummus is my personal no-brainer-go-to snack.  I love to eat it loaded with enough garlic to ward off the whole cast of Twilight.  Since my kids aren't old enough to appreciate the spicy stink of garlic, I went looking for a hummus recipe just for them.  And I found a spinach hummus WITHOUT tahini that's oil-free (great for cholesterol watchers), comes with more fiber and iron, and takes just 5 minutes to whip up.

Spinach hummus can be eaten with baked tortillas chips, carrot sticks (my favorite), celery (another favorite), or used as a spread in a toasted sandwich (my new favorite).  My kids prefer a toasted flour tortilla filled with warm hummus.  I don't blame them.  The simple combination is highly addictive and induces urges of going back for seconds.

Try this hummus without tahini recipe out and let me know what you think.

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Spinach Hummus Without Tahini

By Published: January 6, 2012

  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins

Lately, I've been introducing new healthy dips and snacks to my family.  Hummus is my personal no-brainer-go-to snack.  I love …

Ingredients

  • 2 cups garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly juiced if possible
  • 1 1/2 cups spinach fresh
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend into a thick paste.
  2. If the dip seems too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until thinned to your liking.