Celebrate the holidays, or any day, with this healthy and festive Spinach and Red Pepper Hummus.
If you have a blender or food processor, hummus is a deliciously easy recipe to make at home. Just throw everything in and blend until it is nice and creamy.
Hummus is not only easy, it is also versatile. Add in roasted garlic one time, some cooked beets the next, and the next time you can go with a traditional recipe and top it with tzatziki and fresh vegetables for a Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip.
Many Ways to Serve Hummus
Here in the US, hummus is mostly served as a chip or veggie dip. But, in the Middle East it is usually served with fresh pita, falafal, shish kebab, etc. as more of a side dish than a dip.
Use it as a spread for sandwiches or wraps instead of mayonnaise or mustard.
Smear it on toast - amazing with fresh tomatoes or avocado.
Add it to pasta, cooked vegetables, scrambled eggs.
You can even used as a salad dressing for a green salad or potato salad.
Our Favorite Party Foods
It's time to start planning our holiday parties we all need some delicious and festive recipes to serve! Check out all these amazing holiday appetizers, drinks and desserts as part of the #FavoritePartyFood blogging event hosted by Jennifer from Take Two Tapas
- Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball from Jennifer at Take Two Tapas
- Pumpkin White Russian Cocktail from Michaela at An Affair from the Heart
- Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Dip from Ashley at Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Gingerbread Bundt Cake from Julie at Hostess at Heart
- Pizza Dip from Kathryn at Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
- Snowman Cheese Ball from Liz at Eat Move Make
- Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip from Kathleen at The Fresh Cooky
- Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus from Audrey at That Recipe
- Mini Cheeseball Truffles from Teri at Our Good Life
- Everything Bagel Mini Pigs in a Blanket from Lisa at Blogghetti
- Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Potato Skins from Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball from Rebecca at Devour Dinner
- 4 Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp from Sue at Palatable Pastime
- Easy Italian Meatball Appetizer from Inger at Art of Natural Living
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates from Erin at The Spiffy Cookie
- Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella and Basil from Karen at Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Caprese Cups from Radha at Magical Ingredients
Spinach and Red Pepper Hummus
- 15 ounce can chickpeas (drained with liquid reserved)
- ½ cup cooked spinach
- 6 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup green onion tops (chopped)
- ¼ cup roasted red pepper (chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a blender or food processor, add chickpeas, spinach, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic.
- Pulse a few times, then scrape down. Blend until mixture is an even creamy texture. Thin with reserved chickpea liquid if needed. Taste, add salt and pepper as needed.
- In a small bowl combine green onion tops and roasted red peppers. Fold half of this into the hummus. Use the remainder for decorations on top before serving.
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Until next time, happy eating!