Ever get bored of hummus? It’s everywhere; probably because it’s a basic go-to when you need a quick appetizer option. Don’t get me wrong. I do like hummus, but I also like flavor.
I found myself with a lot of spinach the other day, even after making a spinach salad, sauteed spinach-stuffed potatoes and this super yummy spinach and mushroom dahl. I was beginning to wonder if I could eat any more spinach. But then I found myself in need of a quick dip to go with veggies, and I just happened to have some dried chick peas soaking. It seemed like a blender marriage.
The result is a beautiful green hummus with hints of sweet from the fig jam. A wonderful break from typical hummus and perfect as a dip or a sandwich spread. This makes an enormous amount of dip, and great for a large party. Cut the recipe in half if you are making this for yourself or a smaller party.
No matter how much you make, it’s a Fat and Happy and Healthy delicious!
Spinach Fig Hummus
- 8 cups spinach
- 2 cups chick peas*
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 tablespoons fig jam (+ a drizzle for the top)
- Pinch of salt
- Touch of pepper
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and whirl to combine.
*I used 2 cups of chick peas, though I might add an additional cup for a thicker consistency the next time I make this.
Happy Healthy Tips: Chick peas are loaded with protein, fiber, magnesium; spinach is filled with phytonutrients.
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