Spinach and Feta Hummus

I love hummus. Seriously… it’s love. I used to buy tons of different flavors from my fav guy at the farmers market. I would get roasted red pepper, cilantro and avocado, chipotle, lemon… you name it and I have tried it! I eat it constantly with celery and carrots when I am feeling super healthy, or when I need a little more substance I use pita chips or blue corn tortillas.

Anyways… I finally got around to getting all the ingredients needed to make my own hummus and let me tell you…. its seriously easier to make your own hummus that it is to buy it. Not to mention that you can make any different flavor combination in the whole wide world. Ok, so maybe some flavor combo’s are better left un-made, but still the possibilities are endless! I picked up fresh spinach from the farmers market recently so I decided to try my hand at a spinach feta. I added a healthy dose of feta cheese and what I ended up with was a bowl full of deliciousness…

Spinach and Feta Hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 8 oz, crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the garbanzo beans, spinach, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini in a large food processor. Pulse until combined. Add the feta, red pepper flakes, garlic and salt. Pulse until combined. Taste and add salt or more red pepper flakes if desired.
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26 thoughts on “Spinach and Feta Hummus

  1. such a good call Maria! I am totally going to make a veggie panini today with hummus on the bread! love it – thanks!

  2. I can just taste this already! The photo looks positively mouth-watering!
    I have never made hummus before, thinking it was far too much trouble, but you have convinced me to do it for myself!

  3. This looks amazing! Can I inquire about the roll of the Tahini? Everywhere I look people are putting Tahini in their hummus recipes, but my hummus recipe leaves it out…..am I missing something amazingly delicious?!

  4. This looks so good! Normally when I see a recipe I think of all the ways I would tweak it to fit my taste, but this looks perfect just the way it is. Can’t wait to try it with some pita chips this weekend!

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  8. I love this hummus! A friend made it at a christmas party this year that I went to. I was hesitant to try it but once I took a bite of this hummus (with a pita chip, of course) – WOW! What a wonderful flavor. We all wanted to know “who made that dip???” =) Well, we found out who made it and she sent the link to us. So, Thanks Gaby! (PS – the girl who made this at the christmas party didn’t use any salt and it was perfect without it, so skip the salt if you’re not a super salt fan.)

    I do have a question though. I tried making this a couple of months ago in one of those ninja blenders and it kept getting stuck because there was too much ingredients. So I had to scoop some out and blend portion by portion. I bought a Kitchen Aid 9-cup food processor today to give it another shot :) This will be my first time using a food processor. Do I really just throw all the ingredients in pulse, as stated in the directions? or do I need to drizzle the oil in while pulsing (like I see on tv sometimes)? Thanks for your help! (Ahhh one more question… Did you use fresh squeezed lemon juice or the bottled kind?)

    • Hi Gina!

      THanks for your comment!! Here are all the answers:

      lemon juice – always fresh :)

      food processor – yup, toss it all in a give it a whirl!

      Happy Cooking!
      Gaby

      • I thought so. I prefer fresh over bottle, but wanted to make sure that is what you used.

        Thanks for your fast response! I can’t wait to make this again. I’m taking it as an appetizer for our stewardship banquet tonight. Have a great weekend!

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