Garlic Lovers Popeye Hummus
Hummus just got elevated to a whole new nutrient packed level!! All the taste of regular garlicky creamy hummus with all the benefits of baby spinach. What are those benefits you may ask? Well spinach is packed with Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and folate. Sooo OK Jackie well what do those vitamins even do?
Nutrition gibberish broken down below:
Vitamin K - Important for blood clotting. Just 1 cup of spinach gives our bodies more than the daily value of this vitamin.
VItamin A - Healthy skin and bones, vision, and immune function. 1 cup provides about 50% of our daily value of this vitamin.
Folate (Vitamin B9) - This is a popular vitamin during pregnancy that mothers typically hear about because it prevents neural tube defects in the developing neonate. However, it is important for all of us as we need this B vitamin for proper brain function (mental and emotional health). It also aids in the production of red blood cells, as well as in the production of DNA to RNA.
ANYWAY, I digress. I have to stop myself from completely nerding out. Let's get to the good stuff! The recipe for this beauty-ous dip! I mean just look at it.
.....Are you looking at it?
The deets on how to make this lovely snack is below my beautiful beings!
1, 16 oz can of chickpeas, strained and rinsed
1 cup baby spinach
4-5 garlic cloves (you can use less if you're not a garlic freak like me)
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 Tbsp tahini
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
Water (to desired thickness consistency)
Salt to taste
Drain and rinse chickpeas.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender (I used my beloved Vitamix) and pulse ingredients. Add water to desired consistency and blend until smooth and creamy.
Top with fresh olive oil and paprika and serve with whole wheat pita bread, pita chips, and/or fresh vegetables.
Hope you enjoy it! Talk to you all soon! :)