St. Patty's Day Green Hummus Dip

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My son’s school loves to throw parties for the kids, and to ask parents to bring holiday-themed snacks. As St. Patrick's Day rolled around this year, they suggested we add green food dye to whatever food we planned to bring.

I created a recipe to disguise my healthy green "dye" (spinach) in a delicious, kid-friendly way. This Green Hummus Dip is a healthy variation on traditional hummus, and a gorgeous shade of green.

Green Hummus Dip
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chickpeas, cooked (if canned use a BPA-free brand)
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 3/4 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 clove garlic (increase to 2 for garlic lovers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (if you use canned chickpeas, you can use the water from the can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or more (adjust down if your kids don’t enjoy hot pepper)

Preparation

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Add all ingredients to your food processor, and blend until very creamy. Adjust seasonings to taste, and add more water, a teaspoon at a time, to make the hummus creamier, if needed.

Serve with fresh pita chips, carrot sticks, or celery for a snack. To serve for lunch, wrap hummus in romaine lettuce or endive leaves, with a thin slice of red pepper.


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