Spinach is one of those ingredients that I always keep on hand, as it has become my veggie of choice for adding to just about everything! I love that spinach is light in texture and flavor compared to other lefty greens like kale, making it a highly versatile addition to all sorts of recipes, from pizza and pasta dishes to smoothies!In terms of nutrition, spinach is nothing short of a powerhouse! With an abundance of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, folate, magnesium, potassium, and iron, this left green veggie has been shown to play a beneficial role in bone, heart, hair, and skin health. As one of the greatest sources of plant-based iron, it also packs a significant protein punch!The following hummus recipe features all the benefits of spinach, along with a delicious punch of flavor from fresh garlic and tahini. It is my mom’s favorite new recipe, as it makes for a quick and easy, super flavorful addition to a variety of meals. I love using this recipe as the base of hummus tortilla pizzas and sandwiches, but it also makes an excellent appetizer dip served with fresh veggies and pita chips! Enjoy!
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender and process until smooth, stopping ocasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.