Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lemon and Spinach Hummus

Quick, easy recipe comin' at cha today!

I've been wanting to make homemade hummus for a couple years now. I even have dried chickpeas in my cupboard just waiting to be soaked and blended into a smooth, delicious dip. Laziness and procrastination just keeps me putting it off, though.

One afternoon I decided it had been long enough- I was going to make hummus! And not a plain variety either, but something a little different. I opted for going the quicker route and used canned chickpeas I had in the cupboard.  I had both lemon juice and fresh spinach in my fridge so my experimentation began!

Lemon and Spinach Hummus

1 15 oz can chickpeas
2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves
2-2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled
1 tbsp tahini
1 clove garlic
1/2- 1 tsp cumin

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

This hummus turned out so well! Great amount of spice and lemon flavor, and of course, the spinach just bumps up the nutritional factor without altering the taste!

I used my Ninja Ultima and it worked fabulously! I've made multiple smoothies, juices, and milkshakes in the Ninja, also, and I love it! Stay tuned for a full review coming in the future.

Have you ever made your own hummus?