Green Hummus

This colorful Green Hummus is made with fresh herbs, buttery avocado, and creamy chickpeas. Make it as an appetizer, snack or even spread it on your sandwich. I love to pair this hummus with fresh vegetables, crackers, chips or bread. 

Calling all hummus fans! You must try this Green Hummus packed with fresh herbs and creamy avocado. I was inspired to make this Green Hummus from the popular green goddess dressing. I love green goddess dressing for its fresh herbs and creaminess. So that’s how I decided to incorporate my favorite fresh herbs it into a hummus and add an avocado for additional creaminess.

For this recipe I used parsley, basil, and green onions as my green herbs. However, you can change it up by using the traditional green goddess herbs which include tarragon and chives instead of parsley and green onions.

When I say this recipe is simple and easy to make, I am not kidding. I used chickpeas from a can. Before using them I drained and rinsed chickpeas to get any excess can juice that might have been sitting with  the chickpeas. If you don’t want to use chickpeas or garbanzo beans from a can you can buy them dry and soak, and cook them before using them for your hummus. 

In a food processor or high powered blender combine the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, parsley, green onions, basil, avocado, and olive oil. Blend all ingredients together until desired thickness. If you don’t like your hummus thick add 2 to 3 tablespoons of water and blend again until it thins out. Scrap hummus into a bowl and garnish with your favorite toppings. I like to garnish my humus with a drizzle of olive oil and top pit off with a sprinkle of salt, pine nuts, and chopped green onions or parsley. However, you can be as creative as you like and top your hummus with any type of ingredients. Below is a list of my favorite hummus garnishes.

Hummus Garnishes:

  • Fresh Herbs
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Cumin Powder
  • Paprika Powder
  • Roasted Chickpeas

This Green Hummus is:

Creamy

Smooth

Fresh

Earthy

Heathy

Quick & Easy

Make it Your Own

  • Are you gluten free? This hummus is gluten free. Just make sure to stick with gluten free crackers for dipping
  • Love garlic? Add 3 cloves of roasted garlic to the food processor to make your hummus have a stronger garlic flavor.
  • Leftovers will last 3-5 days wrapped up in the refrigerator.

Green Hummus

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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This colorful Green Hummus is made with fresh herbs, buttery avocado, and creamy chickpeas. Make it as an appetizer, or snack and pair it with fresh vegetables, crackers, chips or bread.


Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • ½ lemon, seeded and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, trimmed and washed
  • 1/3 cup fresh green onion or chives, trimmed and washed
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, trimmed and washed
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp of water (optional)

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse the beans to get any excess can juice that might have been on the beans.
  2. In a food processor or high powered blender combine the beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, 1 Tbsp olive oil, parsley, green onion, basil, and avocado. Blend all ingredients together until your desired constantly. If too thick, add water and blend again.
  3. Scrap hummus into a serving bowl.
  4. Garnish the hummus. For this hummus I drizzled the additional olive oil and sprinkled salt, chopped green onions, parsley and pine nuts.
  5. Place hummus on a serving board. Add chopped vegetables, crackers, chip, or bread for dipping. Dip, eat, and enjoy!
  6. Leftovers will last 3-5 days wrapped up in the refrigerator.

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