It can be really helpful to have a quick hummus recipe on hand for company or to add to a meal. If you’re feeling ambitious and have some extra time, soaking dried garbanzo beans and slow-cooking them is ideal for easier digestion. I know that’s not always an option, so this recipe uses canned ones.
Packed with lime juice, garlic, spinach, cilantro and tahini, this Super Green Hummus has tons of flavor, fiber, and some plant-based protein and fat to provide a perfectly balanced bite. I like to serve it with seed crackers and veggies, and it’s a great addition to meal prep on the weekends that will last in the fridge for up to a week.
Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
- 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of chickpeas (Also called garbanzo beans. Use a BPA-free can, if possible.)
- ⅓ cup lime juice, about 2-3 limes
- 3 garlic cloves, microplaned
- ⅓ cup water
- 2 cups spinach, packed
- 1 cup cilantro, packed
- 1 cup tahini paste
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ jalapeño pepper (optional)
1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Combine the garlic and lime juice in a bowl to allow it to pickle while preparing the rest.
2. Fill a small saucepan halfway with water and bring to a simmer. Add the spinach and cilantro and simmer for 1 minute. Remove the greens with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl of ice water.
3. Once cool, drain the greens and transfer to a paper or kitchen towel. Squeeze to remove excess liquid from the greens.
4. To prepare the hummus, add all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. If the hummus is grainy, add a little more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth.
5. Serve the hummus in a bowl with or without a drizzle of olive oil. Try it as a dip with seed crackers or sliced vegetables, as a sauce in lettuce wraps, or with grilled chicken, the options are endless. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Nutritional analysis (based on 10 servings, about 1/3 cup): Calories: 263, Total Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 442mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 10g, Net Carbs: 17g