Monday, July 19, 2010

Spinach Hummus

This Mediterranean recipe is from  made with scratch like soaking, roasting.. Ingredients are very simple and made with easy available ingredients at home.



Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Chickpeas (dried)
  • 1/4 cup of Spinach (fresh chopped)
  • 1/5 cup of coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 2-3 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds (or more per taste)
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Salt as Pepper as per taste.
For Garnish:
  • Pinch of Red chili powder
  • Pinch of Cumin powder
  • Few string of Coriander leaves
  • Lemon Wadges.
Method:
        Soak the dried chick peas in the water for 24 hrs. Roast the sesame seeds on low flame till they are little brown and set it aside.
In a pressure cooker,cook the soaked chickpeas , garlic with 1 whistle. Let it cool and wash the chickpeas with cold water. In a blender add these chickpeas and garlic, cumin seeds, salt, spinach, coriander, lemon juice, salt and extra virgin olive oil and some cooked water from chick pea and  blend it nice paste.(coarse or smooth as per liking)

Serve chilled or room temperature  and drizzle more oil and have with pita, fresh vegetables or just with crackers...


Note: 
  • You can saute the spinach in oil (till they turn soft)before adding to the blender. 

45 comments:

J said...

Oh.. I am loving the colour.. thanks for sharing..missed quite a no. of recioes from ur blog..will check out soon..

Priti said...

Looks so gud ..adding spinach is nice idea...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy and looks so catchy too, just love this recipe.

Shama Nagarajan said...

simple superb dear

Guna's kitchen said...

lukis delicious... very halthy too

jeyashrisuresh said...

adding spinach to the hummus is really nice and healthy too

Sushma Mallya said...

wow what a lovely idea, hummus with spinach is so interesting, but loved it...and lovely pic too jothi

Swathi said...

Spinach hummus looks delicious Jyoti.

Satya said...

wow ,what a superb idea of spinach with hummus ...looks lovely n
Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com
tempting

Kanchan said...

Quite new to me .. adding spinach is something innovative.

Kiran said...

Spinach hummus looks very delicious.Will definitely try this.Looks so yum.

aipi said...

nice twist on regular hummus.. loved the color..

aipi said...

nice twist on regular hummus.. loved the color..

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful dish, great, new to me...thanks Jyoti

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

my fav fav fav...looks irrestible,mouthwatering and yum....drooling dear....

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely and Healthy Dip..A perfect one for those on a diet ;-)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Jyoti, I bookmarked and definitely making it.

Nitha said...

Looks superb..

Suja Sugathan said...

Interesting recipe..pic looks lovely.

SS blogs here said...

Very nice variation! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Priya said...

Woww J, wat a unique hummus, looks super tempting and delicious..

Suman Singh said...

hummus looks so tempting...love that beautiful green color...de-lish!

sonu said...

looks so tempting..and love the colour too..just pass on tht to me :)

PranisKitchen said...

spinach hummus thats so delicious and healthy.. good one

Bergamot said...

delicious and really tasty. Like the addition of spinach to traditional hummus

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Jyoti,
That's a healthy and very different king of dip. sounds interesting...would lov to try this...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Something new...looks like a good dip! :D

suma said...

Hummus with spinach sounds too good!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

a very innovative hummus delicious

Sanjeeta kk said...

Thats a lovely and healthy treat. Love the colors.

Nithu said...

Looks so good and innovative.

Yummy Team said...

Great idea, Jo..Spinach hummus looks absolutely healthy and tasty..

Rachana said...

Wow Jyoti...love the color! Feel like having it with pita chips. Looks delicious and mouthwatering and the spinach also makes this very healthy! Thanks for sharing!

Mano Saminathan said...

A fine innovation to Hummus! Looks so greenish and delicious!!

PJ said...

Looks so delicious :)

arthi said...

wow..mouth watering recipe!!

Madhu said...

Wow...Hummus and Pita is my all time favorite summer snack!

Madhavi said...

OMG delicious hummus, yummoooo :))

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Delicious and healthy dip, excellent picture dear:)

Nandini said...

Wow! Healthy and tasty!

shahana said...

loved your spinach hummus recipe.Thanks for sharing...

Parita said...

a very different and innovative hummu..love the color!

Shriya said...

Spinach hummus sounds Interesting. Must be delicious.

Panchpakwan said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. Do try and let me know.

women-wisdom.com said...

Its tempting and healthy dish with spinach.

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