We’re just about halfway through December and the cookie consumption has been a little out of control. I’m leveling things out today with this incredible Green Goddess Hummus!!
You all know that Hummus is my lifeline. Obsessed isn’t even the right word to describe my relationship with it. I’m fairly certain not a day has gone by in the last few weeks where there wasn’t some hummus consumption. I’ve always been one to throw bits and bobs into my hummus recipes. Leftover roasted veggies, no problem. Some roasted garlic, heck yes. Pretty much everything goes… and ever since I got my AeroGarden Harvest garden a few weeks ago, I’ve been putting a green goddess spin on my base hummus recipe because I have fresh herbs at a moment’s notice!!
If you’ve never had or seen an AeroGarden, let me rock your world for a minute. The AeroGarden Harvest is the perfect indoor garden that fits right into any kitchen design and allows you to grow fresh herbs ALL YEAR ROUND. So all of you guys in the snowy parts of the country whose outside gardens are dormant… this is EVERYTHING!! A few sprigs of homegrown basil, chives, cilantro, parsley or any other herb, just make all recipes taste better.
So, go ahead and get yourself one, or put it on your holiday wish list and then whip up this life changing hummus! It’s truly NOT to be missed!
Oh – and quick note – I used basil, chives and parsley for this recipe because that’s what I’m growing currently. But, you can add tarragon, cilantro, or any other fresh herb that floats your boat! The beauty of green goddess is that it’s a compilation of lots of different herbs…. So have at it!
Green Goddess Hummus
- 1 15- ounce can garbanzo beans drained and peeled
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice more as needed
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt or more to taste
- Water as needed
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped loosely packed fresh parsley from the AeroGarden
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped loosely packed fresh basil from the AeroGarden
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives from the AeroGarden
- Assorted Crudite
- Toasted Pita Wedges
- In a food processor, add the drained and peeled garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt and blend until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle in 1 tablespoon of water at a time, until the hummus is silky smooth with absolutely zero clumps. Add the fresh herbs and continue to whirl until smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt, garlic or lemon if needed.
- To serve, drizzle it with a little olive oil, and sprinkle it with extra herbs. Serve it with pita wedges and assorted crudité.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking
That little countertop garden is adorable. I could definitely use one this time of year. It’s a frozen tundra out there right now! Would be so lovely to have fresh herbs for cooking! Lovely hummus. Perfect little break from all the cookies! 🙂
Can’t we dip cookies in this? Hmmm I’d try 🙂
Mmmmmm. I love the ability to have fresh greens year round. Must check this out!
I am totally asking for one of these for Christmas!!
I will feel like a goddess eating this. Which i think helps, right? Haha! BEAUTIFUL!
p.s I need that indoor garden. OMG genius!
Just ordered the AeroGarden and am so excited! I read about these a few weeks ago and they are discounted right now. That hummus looks amazing and will be making this weekend for a holiday party. Thank you for your creativity and your palate!
Great recipe! I love making hummus and I never thought of adding the herbs. Can’t wait to try your recipe. Question- why do not have a Pinterest pin-it button for your recipes? Did I miss it? It would be great to have it for your readers. Thank you!
1. You’re the CUTEST.
2. I love green goddess anything.
3. This just looks so dang good. Making ASAP.
So easy and DELICIOUS! A nice change up from other hummus flavors.
Gaby, what kind of tahini do you recommend? You mentioned once that you had a few favorites. Thanks so much!
Seed + Mill is my all time fav from NYC if you can find it!! Otherwise I get it at trader joes and whole foods and just get their regular store brands
Mmmmm. I just love this fresh twist on hummus. I am a fan!
I just love this fresh flavor. All your hummus recipes are the best!
I love your recipes, Gaby. They tend to be more healthy than others on the Internet. But Please! Peeled garbanzo beans? There must be an easy method for doing this, but what I’m picturing is a potato peeler. Help! BTW, thank you for the great recipes and travel guides.
you just peel them off between your fingers – its super easy! But you can omit if you don’t want to do it! Just won’t be quite so smooth / creamy but still delish
A quick question…..what can I use in place of tahini?
you could use Sun Butter! But otherwise it’s a pretty integral part of the hummus! You could also omit and have more of a bean dip rather than a hummus
I made this today and it is delicious! I would use less salt next time but that’s just personal preference. I stopped using the pita chips to dip and ended up grabbing a spoon and eating it plain. REALLY, so very good.
Best hummus I’ve ever had!! Making for the second time tonight