Avocado & spinach hummus

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An all-green version of a classic hummus, this avocado & spinach hummus is extra creamy and addictive!  If you’ve still not gotten onto the superfood bandwagon, chickpeas are definitely a great start, they’re delicious and packed full of protein. Adding  superfoods to your hummus simply bumps it up a notch if you’re looking for something healthy, think of it as a guacamole-hummus concoction! Serve it up with rye breadsticks, wholewheat crackers, pita bread, carrot sticks, anything you want really and it makes a perfect dip. It’s ridiculously easy to make, rich in healthy fats and is basically a bowlful of goodness for you to snack on!

PREPARATION TIME: 5-10 minutes

INGREDIENTS 

  • 120g chickpeas  (half a store-bought can, drained)
  • 1/2 a soft, ripe avocado
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tahini* (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of water
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste

Note: If you’re not a big fan of tahini, like me, leave it out entirely and it tastes just as great!

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METHOD

Toss all the ingredients for the hummus into a blender and pulse for a few minutes. Adjust the seasoning if required and blend until smooth.

If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!

Snack healthy!

Nikita xx

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Your site is beautiful! can’t wait to make these and have them taste as beautiful as they look!

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    1. Aww that’s so sweet of you, thank you! Definitely give it a go and let me know! ❤

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  2. This looks delicious!! Bringing together my two loves, hummus and spinach! I would have never thought to make hummus with anything else aside from the original ingredients. Plus those added vitamin Bs and folate 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Exactly what I had in mind since I love hummus and spinach too. I intend on posting more hummus variations soon, it’s so addictive and healthy that’s the best part! 😛

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  3. All of these look too beautiful to eat!

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    1. Haha that’s real sweet of you to say, glad you love the posts! ❤

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  4. SwaadSamwaad says:

    Wow ,lovely presentation..

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  5. A must to try..thanks

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    1. Glad you liked it! 🙂

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  6. cadtapec says:

    did you use green chrysanthemum (in the photo) to garnish the hummus? Thanks!
    I will try it…

    Jayo!

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    1. Haha yes I did, must say that’s pretty observant, I just couldn’t resist with that gorgeous colour! ❤

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  7. cadtapec says:

    Reblogged this on cadtapec and commented:
    Vegetable smoothies and hummus are becoming my thing because they are easy to ingest 🙂
    Let us try this one.
    Jayo:)

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    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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