Green Garden Hummus - Vegan

Today I have a really healthy and fresh green hummus recipe to share. I LOVE HUMMUS! I always have it in my fridge. My favorite ingredient in it is definitely the tahini (sesame seed paste). I practically put it on everything these days. It's so yummy just by itself.

This recipe is super easy to make. I just basically tossed the ingredients in a food processor and it was ready to go. My Hamilton Beach food processor did a great job mixing it all together really well. It came out creamy and fluffy. So after 3 weeks of consistent use, I have to say it's a pretty good appliance. Affordable and reliable. Definitely recommend it. Check out my video below to see it in action.

I loved just having this green hummus out to munch on while I was working on my blog and making dinner. It's so addictive. I made it Saturday afternoon and by Sunday lunch, it was completely gone.

Chickpeas are what give hummus its thick consistency. They are a very healthy legume full of fiber, protein and a lot of iron. Chickpeas also include many micro nutrients including folate, magnesium, and vitamin B-6. A very healthy and nutritious plant! (You may also like my recipe for Chickpea Patty Pita Pockets!)

I added the fresh green herbs (parsley and basil, both from my garden) to give it even more nutrition and that lovely Earthy pop of color. It's beautiful and tasty!

Enjoy! <3

Green Garden Hummus Recipe - Vegan

1/4 cup tahini (stirred well)

Juice from 2 lemons (1/4 cup)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp minced garlic

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup parsley, packed

1/4 cup basil, packed

2 Tbsp green onions

1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Chopped fresh chives or extra green onions for garnish

1. In a food processor, add tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Blend until creamy about 2 minutes. You will need to push it down on the sides with a spatula and mix again so it's all gets combined really well.

2. Add parsley and basil and mix again, scraping down the sides. Note:You may want to add a bit more of the greens if it isn't getting the exact green color you want. I ended up adding another 1/3 cup or so to make it extra green.

3. Add chickpeas and process for 1-2 minutes. If it's too thick, add a little water (1-2 tbsp or so).

4. Taste it. Adjust seasonings to taste.

5. Pour mixture into a a little bowl. Flatten it with the back of a spoon. Add an olive oil drizzle and sprinkle some fresh herbs on top.

6. Enjoy with some healthy crackers or fresh veggies like carrots or cucumbers!

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