One of my all-time favorite snacks is hummus. I love eating it with pita bread, cut up vegetables, or pita chips. I love original hummus, but sometimes I like to mix things up. Roasted red pepper and cilantro lime hummus are a few of my favorites, but I am currently obsessed with this Spinach and Feta Hummus from TK member What’s Gaby Cooking. It is out of this world delicious! It is thick, creamy, and full of flavor. I also appreciate the bright green color.
If you’ve never made hummus at home, don’t be afraid. I promise this recipe is super simple, it only takes about five minutes to make. Spinach and Feta Hummus is perfect for parties or everyday eating. Spread it on a sandwich, use it as a dip, or grab a spoon. It is that good.
To make the hummus, you will need: garbanzo beans, fresh spinach leaves, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini paste, red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt. For exact amounts, see the recipe below.
Add the garbanzo beans to the bowl of a large food processor.
Add the spinach leaves and put the lid on the food processor. Pulse the beans and spinach together, just until combined.
Next, drizzle in the olive oil and squeeze in the fresh lemon juice.
Add the tahini paste.
Place the lid on the food processor and pulse until combined.
Add the feta cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic, and salt.
Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
Serve with pita chips, vegetables, tortilla chips, pita bread, or spread on a sandwich. Enjoy!
Thanks Gaby for a most delicious recipe! (Gaby’s blog is packed with more wonderful recipes like this one. You should go check it out!)
Homemade Spinach and Feta Hummus—perfect for dips, spreads or to just eat with a spoon!
- 30 ounces, weight Garbanzo Beans Drained
- 1-½ cup Fresh Spinach
- 8 ounces, weight Feta Cheese
- ⅓ cups Olive Oil
- 5 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 4 Tablespoons Tahini
- 2 Tablespoons Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 cloves Garlic, Peeled
- 2 teaspoons Salt
Combine the garbanzo beans, spinach, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini in a large food processor. Pulse until combined. Add the feta, red pepper flakes, garlic and salt. Pulse until combined. Taste and add salt or more red pepper flakes if desired.
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Sprinkle and a Dash on 4.11.2011
Can’t wait to make this! Looks super tasty.
amish bed frame on 3.31.2011
What a really cool dip! I like it. This is a nice afternoon munch!
briana on 3.3.2011
I made this and it was fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
chrystalo83 on 2.24.2011
I made this last night to bring to work today and I was hesitant that it would only take 5 minutes to make. It took me about 10 minutes but only because my 2 year old was helping. It was a huge hit at work. Even my son ate some and loved it! Thanks for the great recipe.
amanda on 2.23.2011
i’m not a fan of the feta… any suggestions for a substitute? is it a texture thing or strictly taste? If it’s based on taste yum yum yum I am going to try so many different pairings! But, I hate the texture of feta…
andreaw on 2.22.2011
I made this this past week-end. It is very flavorful and a great color! I did not use all of the red pepper called for in the recipe, and it was plenty spicy. I think the amount called for is a typo.
Jenn Oates on 2.20.2011
Made this yesterday and it is as advertised, except the advice about thinning it a bit with the liquid from the beans is good. Also, it makes a huge amount, so if you only need enough for one tray of pita, you might want to halve it. Friends last night suggested frying it up to make falafel, might try that sometime too!
Everyone thought it was guac, though, and the looks on people’s faces when it wasn’t (who serves guac with pita?! :)) was priceless.
Tina on 2.19.2011
I made this today…is 2 TABLESPOONS of crushed red pepper correct? I made this using 1 T, and thought it was PLENTY spicy. I’m so glad that I didn’t add the 2nd tablespoon, or it would’ve been too hot for my kiddos to eat. I would actually even use less than that next time. Very good, though–and pretty too!
Jeanette on 2.18.2011
This looks so pretty and what a neat hummus variation.
Kara on 2.17.2011
By the way, if you don’t have tahini on hand, I wouldn’t worry too much about it. This recipe is perfect without — I don’t think you’ll miss it a bit. Maybe just add a tad more lemon juice. (I used juice of 2 1/2 lemons in my batch.)
Kara on 2.17.2011
Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! May have to do another batch this weekend!
Wenderly on 2.17.2011
Hummus is a family fav! Never tried it with spinach! I love the color and I sure that it tastes as good as it looks!
gigi on 2.17.2011
This recipe is fantastic. I have made it several times and it is always a hit. And it is super easy to do too.
Becky @ From Ministry to Motherhood on 2.17.2011
This looks so tasty. I’m going to have to make this for our weekend snack.
Thanks for the recipe!
Sarah on 2.17.2011
Tried it, loved it! Added a few artichokes because I had them lying around. I’m a big homemade hummus fan, but haven’t been inspired to make any in a while. Will also be trying the cilantro lime recipe you mentioned.
Happy when not hungry on 2.17.2011
This looks so delicious and fresh! Love homemade hummus!
Athena on 2.17.2011
Awesome idea!!! I never thought of this. I’ve tried sun-dried tomatoes and cilantro, but not spinach. Sounds great! It’s so refreshing to have some healthy recipes that won’t put on a ton of pounds make it to the top list!
Claudia (Sue)Galloway on 2.16.2011
Looks good i will half to try this.
Cuddley Duddley on 2.16.2011
Wow I just thought this might make way good falafel just turn into patty fry or bake. Slice and add tomato more leafy green spinach put all of it in a pita yumm and viola the best ever falafel to. Ok I am drooling now I so gotta try it and see if it might work. Thank you again for this great idea.
Cuddley Duddley on 2.16.2011
This is a awesome idea. OMG now I can eat something yummy and good for me to your a genuis thank you.
ClaireS on 2.16.2011
My daughter (5) and I are DROOLING over this post!!!! If I had some feta cheese in the house, we’d be having this for dinner …. and letting the boys fend for themselves!!! What a wonderful recipe!
Oh — and MG, you should be able to find Tahini paste at your local large grocery store. My WalMart even carries it, but it really depends on where you live. Ask at Customer Service to see if they carry it at your grocery or gourmet store.
Linda in Alaska on 2.16.2011
I first met hummus while attending the University in Israel. This sounds like a good one.
MG on 2.16.2011
Hii… Can somebody tell me where to get tahini paste? Thanks!! Can´t wait to try it.
NadiaTheRussianVegetarian on 2.16.2011
wowza! I am SO printing, done and done. AND i am SO making this tonight. MMMM this is perfect for my mood aka snacky food!
Agnieszka on 2.16.2011
My husband will love me even more when I do this for him He is all about spinach dips and hummus…and the two together is a perfect couple:)
Michelle on 2.16.2011
Oh, we love hummus and make our own all the time..can’t wait to try this! How about the recipe for your red pepper and cilantro? That sounds like a summer delight!
laura @ alittlebarefoot on 2.16.2011
home made hummus is so much better than store bought, for sure! i love the idea of spinach and feta in it. delicious.
EatLiveRun on 2.16.2011
love the bright color!! Reminds me of Spring.
Leigh Anne on 2.16.2011
my mouth is WATERING.
Amy on 2.16.2011
Simone on 2.16.2011
This looks so tasty! And I never realized that chickpeas were also called garbanzo beans, heh…
Michelle on 2.16.2011
Sounds like a flavor explosion of goodness!
Ms Bon on 2.16.2011
This is absolutely wonderful!………..thank you kindly
Jean F on 2.16.2011
I’m going to have to try this recipe. At least one night each week we have an appetizer supper. This would be a great “entree”
Amy | She Wears Many Hats on 2.16.2011
Hummus is a favorite around here but I’ve never tried it with spinach. Sounds very tasty indeed!
Heather (Heather's Dish) on 2.16.2011
i adore hummus too…and i love the sneaky spinach in there! perfect.
Katrina on 2.16.2011
I’m so excited to try this recipe! Great idea!!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on 2.16.2011
This will be perfect to feed my hummus addiction!