Glowing Green Hummus

This green hummus is bright and flavorful healthy snack recipe, featuring green onions, spinach, cilantro and lime. Snacking just got more fun!

Green Hummus

Here’s a recipe to celebrate all things green: green hummus! It’s a bright, fun twist on good old hummus. Alex and I have made this green hummus several times as a lunch recipe. Since we eat simply at the office, it’s great for munching on with some vegetables or pretzels. We first made it in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (yay green foods!). But because it was so delicious, we now make it for all sorts of other occasions as a party appetizer. Keep reading for the green hummus recipe!

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Green Hummus

How to make green hummus

We’ve taken to making hummus as frequently as we can, since it’s cheaper than purchasing it – and we can play with interesting flavors. The vibrant color of this green hummus comes from spinach, cilantro, and green onions. For some tang, it’s got a bit of lime juice. And of course, the ever present garlic!

To make it creamy, we’ve also included tahini in this green hummus recipe, a standard hummus ingredient. If you’ve never bought tahini, its a paste made of sesame seeds, typically used in Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dishes. Tahini is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Paleo, keto, and Whole 30 friendly, so it works for many diets. If you have leftover tahini after making this green hummus recipe, try one of our 13 Delicious and Healthy Tahini Recipes. (It even includes cookies!)

Once you’ve compiled your ingredients in your food processor, blend it right up! If you don’t have a food processor, it’s perfect for blending up dips, hummus, and veggie burgers: we use ours ALL THE TIME. Here’s the food processor we use.

Related: 15 Easy Vegetarian Lunch Ideas | 28-Day Healthy Meal Plan

Green Hummus

Ways to serve green hummus

There are so many ways to serve green hummus, outside of carrot sticks! Here are our favorite ways to eat it:

Looking for more homemade hummus recipes?

At A Couple Cooks, we love hummus! So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a few different flavor variations. Outside of this green hummus recipe, here are some more of our homemade hummus recipe flavors:

This green hummus recipe is…

This green hummus is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Green Hummus

Green Hummus Recipe

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) 1x


This green hummus is bright and flavorful healthy snack recipe, featuring green onions, spinach, cilantro and lime. Snacking just got more fun!



For the green hummus*

  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 15-­ounce can chickpeas (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (can liquid from the chickpeas), plus more as needed

For the garnish

  • Olive oil, cilantro leaves, Crispy Chickpeas


  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup. Juice the limes. Chop the green onions into 1 inch pieces, including the greens.
  2. Add the garlic, cilantro, green onion, and spinach, to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, lime juice, tahini, cumin, kosher salt, and water from the chickpea can (aquafaba). Puree for 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl. Taste. If necessary, add 1 to 2 tablespoons aquafaba. Puree for 1 to 2 minutes to come to a creamy consistency. Store refrigerated for 7 to 10 days.
  3. If desired, top the hummus with cilantro leaves, a drizzle of olive oil, and Crispy Chickpeas. Serve with veggies, pita bread, or crackers (like these homemade crackers!)


*For a spicy version, you could add a bit of jalapeño pepper.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Keywords: Green Hummus, Green Hummus Recipe, Hummus Recipe, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Snacks, Party Appetizer Recipe

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


  • Reply
    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    March 16, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I love love loveee my Vitamix! I thought I broke it a few weeks back and my heart just shattered for a moment as I imagined life without it. I love a good hummus, but especially when it involves all the good stuff.

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    March 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I love the idea of adding cilantro! Usually I roll my eyes at all the green recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, but this is one I’m definitely going to make myself :)

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    Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth
    March 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Great way to liven up the St. Patty’s Day buffet table. Delicious, healthy and festive!

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    Katie @ Whole Nourishment
    March 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I am a cilantro lover, so this one is for me. I’m keeping this recipe on hand to recommend to clients as well.

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    March 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I made this hummus this evening. It was a hit with everyone, including my four year old. Thank you!

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    Nina at
    March 17, 2015 at 7:16 am

    What gorgeous pics! Love the idea of green hummus…cilantro hummus is a fav in our house! Happy St Paddys Day!

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    Lin Gorman
    March 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Made this last night for our St Patrick’s Day dinner. It was a success! Everyone really liked it, even my “scared-to-try-something-new” husband.

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    January 12, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I am sadly allergic to avocados and therefore can’t enjoy my favorite dip guacamole. I made this without cumin and extra garlic. The color and taste is close enough to guacamole that this will become a new staple in my house. Thank you thank you thank you.

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      January 14, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      What a great idea to use this instead of guacamole! I will have to recommend this one to others with avocado allergies too. Thanks for making it!

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