Im sure you have noticed that I am absolutely inlove with hummus. It is one of my all time favourite foods and I add it to almost every meal that I eat. This Spinach & Avo Hummus is such a delicious play on the usual hummus flavours. The flavours are so well balanced, the avo adds an incredible extra creamy texture to it and the spinach adds most of the gorgeous green colour. I like adding baby spinach to this hummus recipe as it adds so many incredible health boosting nutrients, yet you can hardly taste it, so it is the perfect way to get kids (and adults) to eat their greens without them even knowing that it is in there! This hummus really goes so well as a dip, on fresh salads, spooned over roasted sweet potato, used as a spread on sandwiches or eating straight out of the bowl!
I really love the green colour of this hummus. I made a roasted beetroot hummus recently which has the most exquisite pink colour, so now I am on a roll of making colourful, delicious and flavourful hummus recipes. Hummus is an excellent source of plantbased protein, perfect for vegetarians or vegans! The chickpeas add an excellent source of protein, helping to keep you satisfied and full for longer. It is also full of fibre and iron from the spinach and the chickpeas, it helps to lower your cholesterol and studies have even shown that chickpeas help to reduce colon cancer!
As many of you know, avocado is one of my absolute favourite foods, so added to hummus makes this hummus my all time favourite. Avo is one of the worlds healthiest foods ever made so that should be enough reason for you to eat it everyday. It helps to support your blood sugar regulation, is full of antioxidants, avo helps to increase the nutrient absorption of the foods that you eat it with and can help to reduce your risk of getting diabetes, heart attacks and cancer. Wow this superfood is incredible and it also tastes absolutely amazing! Spinach is also known as one of the healthiest foods in the world, so this hummus recipe really will do your body wonders! Spinach is very high in vitamin A and K, helping to keep your bones strong, blood sugar regulated and it builds clean and glowing healthy skin. Spinach is also incredibly high in antioxidants, iron, calcium, protein, fibre, magnesium and potassium (the list can go on for days).
Spinach & Avo Hummus
makes one bowl
1 tin chickpeas
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 Tbsp Tahini
juice from 1 fresh lemon
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 tsp cumin
salt and pepper
Firstly drain the chickpeas and rinse them.
Pour all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until it forms a gorgeously creamy texture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I often find that people forget to add salt to their hummus, but this is a very important ingredient as it brings out the flavours in the hummus. So taste and add more as required.
Pour into a pretty bowl and serve as a dip with fresh vegetable chunks and crackers, or top roasted veggies with it, spoon it over cooked chicken breasts, add it to your sandwiches or eat it with anything you like! I usually make double this recipe and keep it in the fridge for a few days, then I can snack on it throughout the day! Yum!
What is your favourite dip or party food?