Spinach Chickpea Hummus

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Green smoothies have been all the rage as of late, so why not a green hummus?! This spinach chickpea hummus is so unbelievably easy to make…and so unbelievably delicious! Classic hummus gets a nutrition boost with a few handfuls of crisp, mild spinach leaves resulting in a unique rendition of the classic recipe.

The wonderful thing about making your own hummus is that you can add a variety of different ingredients to personalize the flavour profile, such as adding cumin, spicy jalapeno, a dollop of Greek yogurt, tart sumac, or in this case, vitamin-packed spinach!


This variation of the traditional recipe has become a favourite in our home. In reality, this recipe was somewhat created by accident-I had some leftover spinach in the fridge and decided last minute (as I usually do when creating new recipes) to add it to the blender.

We actually now prefer this recipe to the traditional one! The mild flavour of the spinach adds a mild, earthy flavour, without overpowering the classic flavour of hummus and the addition of earthy cumin and sour sumac finish the hummus off with a burst of flavour.


This spinach chickpea hummus can be served in a variety of ways- with raw veggies, crackers, pita chips, or nachos. For more serving suggestions hop on over to my recipe for traditional Creamy Chickpea Hummus.

Spinach Chickpea Hummus written by Lisa Codina average rating 5/5 - 5 user ratings
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Yields: 2 cups
1 (450g) can chickpeas
1 cup organic spinach leaves
2 heaping tbs. sesame paste
1 tbs. plain Greek yogurt (optional)
juice of one lemon
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. cumin powder
2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 tbs. water
1 tsp. sumac (optional)
Sea salt to taste


Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Transfer the chickpeas to a clean kitchen towel and roll vigorously in the towel to remove the skins. Discard the skins and add the chickpeas to a large food processor with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust seasoning, if needed. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
*TIP: After defrosting, blend with a touch of oil or lemon juice (as desired) to attain a smoother, creamier consistency.


Spinach Chickpea Hummus written by Lisa Codina average rating 5/5 - 5 user ratings
  • MonkeyMum

    this is scrumptious! Can never make smooth creamy hummus no matter how much energy I expend. This was brilliant. Used frozen spinach as I had 2 bags (why?!) in the freezer and not enough room for tasty stuff. This makes having frozen spinach worth the freezer space. Awesome and so so easy. Thanks.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Awesome! So glad you loved it! It IS easy, isn’t it?! I never would have thought of using frozen spinach…wasn’t it watery? Maybe I’LL try it next time with frozen spinach! Thanks for the feedback ;-)

      • MonkeyMum

        I didn’t add any extra water. And an extra spoon of yoghurt so . .. might have been otherwise? :-)

        • Lisa @bitesforbabies

          Makes perfect sense…good call ;-)

  • http://whatsonthelist.net/ Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great combination for a healthy hummus dish! I have this bookmarked for my next party!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I think your guests will love it!

  • Jaime Nicole

    I really love hummus! What a great idea to give hummus a healthy punch – I might even be able to sneak some green veggies by my husband that way!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Me too…I prepare a huge batch at the beginning of the week and then serve it a bunch of different ways during the week.

  • http://www.occasionallycrafty.com Valerie @Occasionally Crafty

    A great way to get your greens in! This would be perfect for a party- or just for me to nosh with through the day.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Yes, is it! My kids used to it despite the green flecks (I don’t have the best food processor!). Now, they know there’s spinach in there…and they still love it!

  • Joann Woolley

    I haven’t made hummus at home still even though I love it… I may just make this too because I like to have another way to use my greens!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Hummus is really so easy to make…you should definitely try it!

  • http://www.spiffykerms.com Nancy

    Hummus is probably one of my favourite go-to snacks. I love eating it with some baby carrots… I should probably try to make it at home instead of always buying it!

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Mine too! I eat it at least once a week! You should definitely try making it since it’s so easy to prepare!

  • Rachel Akers

    I love hummus and making it myself is always so much better than store bought. The addition of spinach is a great idea.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I agree…it’s so much healthier and CHEAPER!

  • http://www.ajulydreamer.com/ Miranda (Myrabev)

    Looks absolutely delicious, never thought of making humus from chickpeas

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies


  • Samantha Lee Amberstone

    Thank you very much i have been looking for a good healthy hummas recipe for my husband with a fatty liver. He hasnt wanted to eat much and i think that he might like this one.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Have the doctors suggested that he maintin a clean-eating diet? If so, you’ll definitely find some other recipes on the Blog ;-)

      • Samantha Lee Amberstone

        Nothing recommended but someone close to him just died of liver cancer so everytime i make him something he says that i am killing him. I am a horrible cook so things like this that are easy and healthy are perfect. I had to bookmark your blog so that i can have easy access now. thank you :)

  • http://www.simplysinova.com/ Angelic @ SimplySinova.com

    I’ver never tried Spinach Chickpea Hummus but it looks super yummy! I LOVE Hummus so I’ll definitely be trying this recipe out <3

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      Thanks…I love hummus and I’ve tried so many variations!

  • http://www.lizventures.com/ Liz Mays

    This sounds really good. My daughter always gets the store-bought hummus so this would be a great change of pace.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I’ve never actually bought the pre-packaged hummus although I’ve tasted it of course. It is yummy however, it’s SO expensive!!

  • Ourfamilyworld

    I love Hummus and that looks absolutely delicious. I have never tried adding spinach before, but I will now after seeing this.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      I think you’ll love this!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Hummus is one of my favorite snacks!!! So yummy! I will have to try and make this one.

    • http://www.bitesforbabies.com Lisa @Bitesforbabies

      It’s my go-to meal for lazy dinners and lunches!

  • http://www.estherandjacob.com/ Jacob

    Yumm! We love hummus but have never tried making our own. This one looks really good though so we may have to try it out!

  • http://www.youbabyandi.com Shanéy Vijendranath

    I’ve never tried spinach hummus before! This must be an interesting taste. Only ate hummus like twice with toast.

  • Marts Valenzuela

    This one looks great! I love eating chips and dips, and this spinach hummus looks so delicious.

  • http://www.jamericanspice.com/search/label/Blog%20Campaign%20and%20Social%20Media Colette S

    YES YES YES! I want to try this one! Spinach anything is my favorite!

  • mail4rosey

    I’m not overly big on hummus. I bet I would like this one though!

  • http://www.xmasdolly.com/ Marie Moody

    I tasted hummus a long time ago, and if I remember correctly it wasn’t bad, but I love spinach, so I bet the two would go great together. Thanks for sharing.

  • Britni

    I think this looks amazing, the bright green color is awesome. If it tastes as good as it looks I am in!