Bright, fresh and smooth, this hummus is inspired by the viral Green Goddess salad. The flavors in this Green Goddess Hummus are the perfect dip for crackers, veggies and bread.
Green Goddess Hummus
If you have ever made Green Goddess dressing, you probably already love the cool, tangy flavor packed with fresh herbs. I recreated the same flavors with this Green Goddess Hummus and it is absolutely delicious! It is loaded with fresh basil and spinach which are bright and fresh, and then avocado and white beans make this hummus so smooth and creamy you will want to lick the spoon.
Research has shown that serving veggies with a dip leads to kids eating more veggies. And based on this same research, kids were found to prefer dips with herbs and spices over plain, more bland dips. So whip up a batch of this Green Goddess Hummus and sit back and watch your kids munch on veggies!
How to Make Green Goddess Hummus
This dressing is so easy to make and takes just 5 or so minutes. I recommend using a food process for this hummus recipe. You can try using a blender, but in my experience it blends it too much and makes a weird consistency for your hummus. Everything is done in your food processor and so there is very little cleanup!
- In a food processor, pulse spinach, basil and green onion until mostly pureed.
- Add avocado, parmesan, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse until combined and pureed.
- Rinse and drain 1 can of great northern beans. Add to the food processor and pulse until the entire mixture is well pureed, scraping the sides as needed. Add a little extra liquid from the can or water if necessary.
- This dip is best served cold. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. The flavors deepen the longer it sits in the fridge and so it can even be made the day before you want to serve it. Enjoy!
A lot of times when kids haven’t tried something before, they are a little nervous about it. One great way to lesson the pressure to try or eat something unfamiliar is to let them ‘play’ with the food. Creating cute food art on a plate is a great way for them to experience the food with different senses that just taste. Touch, smell and sight are all great ways to get familiar with a food and often times lead to trying it without any pressure from you!
Ingredients for Green Goddess Hummus
- Spinach: Spinach is the perfect veggie to blend into dips, sauces, and smoothies because it is mild, blends easily and packs in so much nutrition.
- Basil: I love the bright and crisp flavor that basil gives this hummus. You could also experiment with other herbs like cilantro, or even mint.
- Green Onion: I only use the green part of the onion for this recipe. It has a much more mild herb flavor, but gives the hummus a little something extra to make the flavors pop.
- Avocado: Avocado is so smooth and creamy and is the perfect addition to this green hummus. I used this instead of traditional tahini and oil, and the hummus comes out creamier but still has healthy fat from the avocado.
- Parmesan Cheese: This adds the perfect saltiness and richness to this hummus.
- Great Northern Beans: I like using these beans in hummus for something a little different. Great northern beans make the hummus a little smoother because they are softer beans (but garbanzo beans work too, if you prefer them). Great northern beans are indeed great – they’re high in protein, folate, and fiber. They’re also particularly high in all sorts of minerals: iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, and selenium.
Commonly Asked Questions about Green Goddess Hummus
- How many servings does this hummus recipe make? It makes about 2 cups total.
- Can I use garbanzo beans instead of great northern? Yep – they were great in this recipe. Great northern beans are a bit softer and so make a smoother consistency.
- Can I substitute the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast like the Tik Tok Green Goddess salad? Definitely! Nutritional yeast has a cheesy, savory flavor like a vegan version of parmesan cheese.
- What are the best things to dip in Green Goddess Hummus? I love to serve this dip with cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, cherry tomatoes, triscuits, and tortilla chips.
More Favorite Hummus Recipes
- Lemon Hummus – This hummus is ultra-fresh, creamy, and tangy, made from freshly-cooked chickpeas, juicy lemons, tahini, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Chocolate Hummus – Creamy, rich, and chocolatey and just-sweet-enough this hummus makes an excitingly different dip for fresh fruit or warm pitas.
- Pumpkin Protein Hummus – Sweet and creamy with the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie, this Protein Pumpkin Spice Dip is packed full of protein and is the perfect dip to dunk tangy apples into.
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup basil, fresh
- 2 stalks green onion
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 15 ounce great northern beans, canned
In a food processor, pulse spinach, basil and green onion until mostly pureed.
Add avocado, parmesan, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. Pulse until combined and pureed.
Rinse and drain 1 can of great northern beans. Add to the food processor and pulse until the entire mixture is well pureed, scraping the sides as needed. Add a little extra liquid from the can or water if necessary.
This dip is best served cold. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. The flavors deepen the longer it sits in the fridge and so it can even be made the day before you want to serve it. Enjoy!
Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 781IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg
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