Spinach and Feta Hummus
2013 – Gluten Free Living
Are you ready for another delicious hummus recipe??? Spinach and Feta Hummus is made with fresh spinach, Feta cheese and garbanzo beans. Then it’s seasoned with coriander, cumin, parsley and red pepper flakes which gives it an incredibly nice kick! Hummus is such a healthy food anyway, but adding spinach and Feta cheese even increases the nutritional value.
This is another one of those snacks I made for our school board meeting with the new teachers a couple of weeks ago. One of the teachers used to be in our Sunday school class when we were members of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Cedar Hill. She couldn’t get enough of this wonderful dip. She kept going back for seconds, thirds, fourths, fifths….well, you get the idea.
I served this tasty hummus dip with veggie dippers, Fritos, and specialty crackers and it was a big hit with everyone. I also served this on a slab of Whole Wheat Greek Bread that I had toasted and I thought it was spectacular that way too. Regardless of how you serve it, this nutritious hummus recipe is very tasty.
I actually borrowed from two recipes to make Spinach and Feta Hummus. The main recipe came from here. I found this recipe which used frozen spinach and kind of incorporated the two. I thought the combination of ideas and ingredients was wonderful.
There was one main thing I had to do differently. I had to use a LOT of the liquid from the chickpeas in order to get the hummus to process and blend well together. While I have made this with frozen spinach the first time, it do prefer the fresh. You would think this recipe would turn out really dark green in color. But the garbanzo beans really fade the green. 🙂
If you’re on the lookout for an exciting fresh hummus recipe, consider trying Spinach and Feta Hummus at your next opportunity. It’s a wonderfully nutritious, healthy, low calorie snack that’s gluten free. It’s also easy on the taste buds! And it’s a healthy snack you can serve your kids for after school snacks and not worry about sugar highs or attention deficit!
I initially posted this recipe in September 2013. I used frozen spinach on that occasion. But I really wanted to try it out with fresh spinach. I recently remade this recipe (October 2019) for our church’s college group one Sunday night. I was amazed at how much they enjoyed this recipe. They scarfed down this hummus like there was no tomorrow! I highly recommend it for tailgating parties, as a holiday or New Year’s Day appetizer, or even for the Super Bowl! It’s really good. 🙂
Spinach and Feta Hummus is a wonderful appetizer to serve for parties or meetings.
If you like spinach and you like feta cheese you will really enjoy this tasty hummus dip.
I served Spinach and Feta Hummus with veggie dippers. Yum.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Add olive oil to blender or food processor. Add garlic and lemon juice.
Add sesame tahini (ground sesame seeds), cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes and sea salt.
Add fresh spinach (pack it in there), and fresh parsley.
Add Feta Cheese.
Drain garbanzo beans. Reserve liquid. Mash garbanzo beans on a plate with a fork.
Add garbanzo beans and 1/2 cup reserved garbanzo bean liquid.
Process ingredients in blender or food processor and emulsify on high speed until smooth and creamy.
To serve: Remove dip from food processor or blender and place in serving bowl. Top with as much Feta cheese as desired! Serve with veggie dippers or gluten free crackers, as desired.
The texture turned out much creamier using fresh spinach rather than frozen.
I love this dip served with veggie dippers like orange bell peppers.
This is a great low calorie afternoon snack for you or your kids when they get home from school. I served this with a LOT of Feta cheese, because we really love Feta cheese and enjoy eating a lot of it!
Here’s the recipe.
SPINACH AND FETA HUMMUS
- 10-oz. pkg. chopped spinach
- 4 large garlic cloves minced
- juice of one lemon
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp. coriander
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
- ½ cup feta cheese, plus more for garnish
- 15-oz. can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained but reserve the liquid
- 10 tbsp. reserved garbanzo bean liquid
- In a food processor or emulsion blender with the chopper option, place olive oil, lemon, tahini, cumin, coriander, salt, red pepper flakes, parsley, Feta cheese, and garlic.
- Add reserved garbanzo bean liquid.
- Microwave spinach for about 3 minutes on high to thaw completely.
- Using a colander, press as much excess water out of spinach as possible.
- Add spinach to food processor.
- Rinse and drain garbanzo beans. Mash garbanzo beans (chick peas) with a fork.
- Add to mixture in blender.
- Process until smooth. This may take a few minutes.
- To serve, spread hummus in a serving bowl and sprinkle more Feta cheese on top for garnish.
Spinach and Feta Hummus is low calorie, healthy, and gluten free for those with gluten intolerance.
This is a great low calorie snack to serve at baby showers, tailgating parties, or any time you want a fabulous tasting snack. Are you salivating yet? I love different and tasty ways to eat hummus. This savory version has just enough spice and kick to it to make it sensational!
Go ahead and try a sample!