Spinach Artichoke Hummus

For the final recipe on Day 7 of “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”, we visit a classic cheesy dip translated into a healthier (and vegan) alternative — spinach and artichoke hummus!

I thought it would be a fun experiment, but was surprised by how much I loved this recipe!  The classic spin-artichoke combination, paired with the rich tahini and lemon juice proved to be even more flavorful (in my opinion!) than the classic dip I’ve made for years!  And…you get to trade in a bunch of extra fiber for all of that cheese.  :)

I’m sure I’ll still continue to make both, but this is a wonderful alternative for whenever you get the spinach artichoke craving!  And, with no baking required, it can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.  Perfect!

As a recap, here were the 7 recipes in “Hip Hip for Hummus Week”.  Enjoy!!

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

You'll love this Spinach Artichoke Hummus Recipe! A healthy, yummy idea to serve as a snack, appetizer, or game day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained (juice reserved)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup artichoke hearts
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth.  If you desire a thinner consistency, add in a few extra tablespoons of the reserved chickpea juice.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

To give this an extra kick, I also tried adding in a seeded fresh jalapeno, and it was fantastic!  You could even add in half of a pepper if you’d like.

Also, to make this taste a little more like classic spinach-artichoke dip, just mix in 1/4 (or 1/2 cup) grated parmesan cheese.

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  1. Amanda — April 19, 2010 @ 8:44 am (#)

    Just wanted to pop in and say that I LOVE these hummus recipes! My favorite (so far) is the guac. Thanks for posting them!! Can’t wait to try this one tonight

  2. noobcook — April 19, 2010 @ 10:45 am (#)

    really reminds me of spring, love the cheery green!

  3. Michelle — April 19, 2010 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    What a great idea. Spinach/artichoke dip is an all-time fave and so is hummus. Why didn’t I ever think to bring them together??

  4. yummy supper — April 19, 2010 @ 7:01 pm (#)

    Just saw your photo on food gawker. That hummus looks delicious! I already am a hummus fan and the addition of spinach and artichoke is inspired.
    Thanks for sharing,
    E

  5. Kevin (Closet Cooking) — April 20, 2010 @ 7:07 pm (#)

    A spinach artichoke hummus sounds really good!

  6. Ali's Mom — April 21, 2010 @ 11:52 am (#)

    Que deliciosa! Can’t wait to try this!

  7. A-Man — April 21, 2010 @ 2:03 pm (#)

    Great recipes for hummus!
    A really nice blog you have!

    Greetings from Germany.

  8. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 22, 2010 @ 12:33 pm (#)

    Ooh… yum! I love hummus and my hubby is a huge fan of spinach artichoke dip. Perhaps if I make this, we will both be happy!

  9. Joanne — April 23, 2010 @ 10:51 am (#)

    I am a tried and true spinach and artichoke dip addict, so this is definitely going to have to take a test drive through my kitchen. Looks amazing!

  10. Maria — April 28, 2010 @ 2:45 pm (#)

    Love this hummus!

  11. Shannon — June 18, 2010 @ 1:11 am (#)

    just made this hummus today… IT. IS. DELICIOUS!!!!

  12. Alyssa — February 11, 2012 @ 11:07 am (#)

    I just made this and it is SOO good! It’ doesn’t taste like typical hummus – way better! The artichokes and garlic add the best flavor. And the vibrant green color makes it look super healthy. Addicting with gluten-free crackers!

  13. Sarah — March 8, 2012 @ 5:15 pm (#)

    I just whipped this up. Yum. Such a nice vibrant color. I like extra lemon squeezed on top of this. I didn’t miss the cheese. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. Ashley T — April 14, 2012 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    Thanks for this recipe! I just made it and it tastes awesome! I will definitely share this! :)

  15. Kris @ kriswithbliss.com — November 8, 2013 @ 8:11 pm (#)

    WOAH! this looks sooooo good, I’m going to need to try it soon!
    Blessings!
    Kris @ kriswithbliss.com

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