Spinach Basil Oil-Free, "Get your Greens" Hummus

This easy, oil-free hummus recipe gets healthy, green flavor from spinach and basil.  Enjoy this plant-based vegan recipe as a spread on Quick Whole Wheat Flatbread, a creamy sauce for Brown Rice Pasta, or a dip for Roasted Cauliflower.

EASY       Servings: 16     Ready In: 5 minutes

Spinach Basil Hummus  - Healthy, Plant-Based, Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Get Your Greens Easy Recipe

Spinach Basil Hummus  - Healthy, Plant-Based, Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Get Your Greens Easy Recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Fresh Spinach and Basil add beautiful color and subtle sweetness, something kids particularly enjoy.  Use organic baby spinach for the most healthy flavor in this vegan, oil-free recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip: Fresh Spinach and Basil add beautiful color and subtle sweetness, something kids particularly enjoy.  Use organic baby spinach for the most healthy flavor in this vegan, oil-free recipe

Chef's Oil-Free Tip:  Tahini is ground sesame paste.  Be sure to choose tahini without any added oil or salt.  For the most flavor, use tahini from "Roasted" sesame seeds.  Tahini packs healthy iron and potassium for this healthy, plant-based hummus

Chef's Oil-Free Tip:  Tahini is ground sesame paste.  Be sure to choose tahini without any added oil or salt.  For the most flavor, use tahini from "Roasted" sesame seeds.  Tahini packs healthy iron and potassium for this healthy, plant-based hummus

Chef's Vegan Cooking Tip:  Be sure to always drain and rinse any canned beans.  This helps wash off the canned "gunk" flavor and make a more delicious recipe

Chef's Vegan Cooking Tip:  Be sure to always drain and rinse any canned beans.  This helps wash off the canned "gunk" flavor and make a more delicious recipe

Chef's Recipe Tip: This healthy plant-based, oil-free hummus also works as a great creamy sauce on cooked whole wheat pasta for an easy, vegan dinner

Chef's Recipe Tip: This healthy plant-based, oil-free hummus also works as a great creamy sauce on cooked whole wheat pasta for an easy, vegan dinner

Ingredients

4 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 15-ounce can chickpeas
1 tablespoon tahini
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 - 1/2 cup water, as needed


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Procedure

To make the Easy Spinach Basil Hummus:  Roughly chop the spinach and basil, if needed.  Drain and rinse the chickpeas.

Combine spinach, basil, chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice in a food processor.  Chop for about 30 seconds, scraping down the sides of the food processor.  With the food processor running, stream in about 1/4 cup of warm water.  You might need more or less, to make the hummus smooth.  If it's too chunky, add more water.  If it gets too thin, you'll need to add more chickpeas.

Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Chef's Tip: Let this hummus be a basic recipe to experiment with different fresh herbs.  Spinach provides a natural sweetness, but you can swap out the basil for fresh cilantro, parsley, tarragon, or chives.  For a peppery kick, use arugula or watercress instead of the baby spinach.  This is a great way to use up fresh basil at the end of summer!

Yield: 2 cups


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/16 of a recipe (about 2 tbsp).
Calories 32.65
Calories From Fat (24%) 7.82
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.93g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.12g <1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7.78mg <1%
Potassium 90.45mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 4.71g 2%
Fiber 1.42g 6%
Sugar 0.78g
Protein 1.75g 4%
Calcium 2.43mg <1%
Iron 19.74mg 110%
Vitamin A 704.34IU 14%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%


Purple Basil? Yes! Join Chef Katie at the farmer's market as she uncovers this colorful herb. Also known as Opal Basil or Red Rubin, learn what it tastes like and how to use it in a quick tomato salad. More recipes at: www.plants-rule.com