Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spinach and Feta Hummus

Another item in our CSA box last week was spinach.  A nice big bag over-flowing with crisp, green leaves.  I could have easily gone the route of spinach salad, or spinach pizza but I wanted to try something different.  After perusing the internet for different ways to use spinach I came across several recipes for hummus that used spinach.  I had never thought to do this before but I figured I like hummus, I like spinach.  How bad could it be?  The result was a smooth, rich dip with a color reminiscent of guacamole.  Tim says this may be his favorite hummus, and that guy has eaten his fair share of different hummus flavors, so he knows his stuff!

Spinach and Feta Hummus

15 oz garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons tahini
4 oz feta cheese
a big handful of fresh spinach
a small handful of sundried tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
lemon juice to taste

Throw everything in your food processor and process til smooth.  Serve with pita, veggies, or anything else you like to dip!


  1. Can't wait to try this!! Looks sooo good!

  2. This hummus is seriously amazing. When Shawna first told me she was making it I had that "ehhhhh..." reaction (i.e. "Ok, I'll try it but I won't promise I'll like it") but it turned out to be awesomely delicious.

    The feta was a brilliant addition. It makes the hummus MUCH more smooth and creamy than a typical hummus recipe, and adds a fantastic flavor as well.

    Regarding the 'guacamole' dip color Shawna mentioned in her post, I literally thought the dip was guac the first time I saw it after I got home from work. I was about to bust out the tortilla chips when Shawna pointed out my error and handed me a pita instead.