Green Hummus Recipe

A simple veggie dip perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – or any day. Mild and delicious green hummus without tahini, but WITH spinach and cheese!
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner we wanted to come up with a healthy snack for the holiday. Green hummus is the perfect snack because it’s festive and good for you.

All you really need to make hummus is a food processor or high-speed blender. Since this recipe calls for softer beans it’s easier to blend up than traditional hummus, with help from the avocado.
I recommend first blending up the spinach to cut down on volume. I used one cup, but I’m sure you could sneak in two!

Once that’s been pureed pretty well, add half an avocado, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. I used half a fresh lemon – about 1.5 tablespoons. Pulse that up.
Finally, rinse and drain a can of great northern beans. Add them to the food processor and pulse. You may need to scrape the edges down a little and keep pulsing. If for some reason your hummus isn’t processing, add a small amount of the leftover bean liquid or water.


1 cup spinach
1/2 avocado
2 tablespoons parmesan
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 can great northern beans/white beans


In a food processor, pulse spinach until mostly pureed.
Add avocado, parmesan, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse until combined and pureed.
Rinse and drain 1 can of great northern beans. Add to the food processor and pulse until the entire mixture is well pureed, scraping the sides as needed. Add a little extra liquid from the can or water if necessary.
Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.


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