This recipe for green goddess hummus delivers in both taste and nutrition. Show of hands, is anyone trying to get more greens effortlessly into their diet?
Could adding spinach and kale to a basic recipe like hummus that is awesome to eat with everything, be the answer?
Although I do love a traditional recipe for hummus, I also like to make it with spinach and kale for the additional health benefits.
Try it in a pita bread sandwich with taboulleh for even more green goodness!
You can soak chickpeas (garbanzo beans) overnight or use canned chickpeas. I find that the soaked or canned garbanzo beans are not fully tender unless they are pressure cooked for some additional time.
I like to empty the can of chick peas with the liquid (or soaked chick peas and liquid) into an instant pot and set it on high pressure for at least 15 minutes. After cooking, the chick peas can then be blended into a creamy consistency for a smooth hummus.
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Ingredients Used in Instant Pot Green Goddess Hummus With Spinach
- Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) — Canned, or a generous half cup of dried chickpeas soaked overnight in 1.5 cups of water.
- Spinach — Fresh or frozen, we use frozen chopped.
- Kale — Fresh or frozen, we use frozen chopped.
- Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste) — you can find tahini at your local Middle Eastern market or in specialty aisles.
- Lemon Juice — freshly squeezed is preferred for the best flavor.
- Garlic — one clove, sliced.
- Salt — Himalayan style, ground.
- Olive Oil — cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle over top of hummus.
Health Benefits of Chickpeas, Spinach and Kale
Chickpeas and Spinach are both high in fiber and protein. Kale is high in nutrients and vitamins. In addition, even though kale is low in fat, most of the fat in kale is made up of the Omega 3 fatty acid alpha linolenic-acid.
What to Serve With Green Goddess Hummus
Serve this hummus as an appetizer with vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers and celery.
You can chop up any fresh green herbs like parsley, cilantro, dill and sprinkle on top of the green goddess hummus for added flavor and as a garnish for added presentation.
Pita bread cut into wedges is great to use to dip into the green hummus, or you can use other favorite breads or crackers. You can spread the hummus on a pita bread with vegetables, falafel or meat with tabouli and pickles or pickled turnips if you have them.
If you have some olives on hand you can serve them alongside hummus.
Instant Pot Green Goddess Hummus With Spinach
- 19 ounce Chick peas, canned
- ¼ cup Tahini, sesame seed paste
- 2 cups Spinach, chopped, fresh or frozen
- 1 clove Garlic, sliced
- ¼ cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 teaspoon Salt, Himalayan
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, extra virgin
- Empty the can of chickpeas including liquid into an Instant pot. If you have soaked chickpeas in water overnight, place those with the water into the instant pot.
- Add sliced garlic clove and spinach to the instant pot.
- Secure lid, set to sealing mode, and pressure cook on High for 15 minutes.
- Release the pressure and remove lid after the pin drops. Drain and reserve liquid.
- Add remaining ingredients (except olive oil) to the instant pot.
- Blend well with an immersion blender. Alternatively, you can transfer the contents to a food processor to blend.
- Add a spoon or two of reserved chickpea liquid (only if necessary) to obtain desired consistency. Depending on how well you have drained the liquid you may need to add more or less.
- Remove hummus to a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with vegetables and pita bread.
The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.