Have you ever seen green hummus? I hadn’t until I made this parsley hummus. This green hummus is tasty as a dip with chopped veggies or chips, as a topping for a salad or as a spread on a cracker. A home-made one is always much better than a store-bought one.
What got me making this, is that I had a very big bag of parsley given to me and I had to think of something new to make with it. Usually, it is just part of a salad or soup or stew. I also made Parsley Pesto which is so good and I will share my recipe with you soon.
What makes this hummus green is parsley.
Parsley Is Actually Very Good For You
“Parsley has been used as carminative, gastro tonic, diuretic, antiseptic of urinary tract, anti-urolithiasis, anti-dote and anti-inflammatory and for the treatment of amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, gastrointestinal disorder, hypertension, cardiac disease, urinary disease, otitis, sniffle, diabetes and also various dermal disease in traditional and folklore medicines.” ~ Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine
One of the main ingredients is delicious chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, which are a wonderful superfood full of health benefits and are a culinary healthy treat! Hummus made from them is delicious. Have you ever eaten falafel? Did you know that their main ingredient is chickpeas? Add chickpeas to your salads, soups, and stews adding high nutritional value to your meals and a very good protein too. Check out this article to learn more Chickpeas are Full of Amazing Health Benefits.
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Tahini is an important ingredient in this green parsley hummus recipe. I like this one very much Kevala Organic Tahini because it is Organic, Kosher and bottled in glass to keep its freshness so no plastic. Also, it is made in a facility that processes only sesame seeds so if you are sensitive to peanuts you don’t have to be concerned.
Olive oil is a must in this green parsley hummus. It was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer. If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing. Do not use it for cooking. It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage. Olive oil has so many health benefits I include a little every day when I eat my salad.
To give this green parsley hummus some tang, lemon juice is needed. Lemons’ health benefits are immense. To begin they are acidic to the taste but are alkaline-forming in the body. In fact, they are one of the most alkaline-forming superfoods; this makes them great for balancing a highly acidic condition in the body. Also, they are full of many health benefits.
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To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.
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Time to makes your own cheerful green goodness hummus with parsley for a snack or appetizer.
Green Parsley Hummus
- 1 1 /2 cups parsley packed
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice plus more to taste
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 clove garlic small
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed
- paprika to taste
- Himalayan salt to taste
- 1/2 cup light tahini
- Boil the chickpeas in a pot covered in water until soft, or if you are tight for time you can always use canned ones but I prefer not to. When the chickpeas are soft drain them and rinse them until they are cool.
- Lightly chop the parsley and chop the garlic.
- Blend the first 6 ingredients together.
- When it is fully smooth, add a few chickpeas in at a time.
- Blend and then keep adding more until they are all blended together smoothly.
- Remove everything from the blender and place it into a mixing bowl.
- Add some paprika and Himalayan salt to taste.
- Now mix in the tahini.
- There you are, you have a green parsley hummus.
Now that you have enjoyed green hummus with parsley, here are some more recipes for you.
Another Hummus Recipe
Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus – This is a traditional hummus; it is a blend of garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. A great dip for a party or picnic. Who doesn’t enjoy delicious hummus? The other great thing about this dip is that it is dairy-free and gluten-free too.
One More Chickpea Recipe
Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie – This chickpea pie is a very tasty meal which does take a little extra time to prepare but it is worth it. The great news is that it is dairy-free meaning it is vegan and gluten-free too!
More Tasty Dip and Pesto Recipes
Avocado Vegetable Dip – What I like about this raw avocado vegetable dip is that it is full of vegetables; adding the celery makes it crunchy and not so rich as well as healthier.
Creamy Butter Bean Dip – This butter bean dip is very tasty, healthy and vegan. The creamy texture makes it good for a dip. Also, very easy to make.
Fancy Pineapple Salsa – This pineapple salsa recipe is full of health the benefits of pineapple adding excitement to your party food, snacks or even a meal with this very tasty recipe.
Yogurt Dip – This yogurt dip is nutritious with no additives that you get in store bought dips. Also, it is simple and easy to make.
Guacamole Recipe – It is easy to make this and so delicious too!
Vegan Hemp Heart Pesto is Nut Free and Delicious – This hemp heart pesto is vegan, nut-free and raw. It makes lunch or dinner extra delicious. Most pestos have cheese in them which doesn’t work for those of us who eat dairy-free. I always make my pestos without the cheese. For some, it is best not to eat lots of nuts and this hemp heart pesto is perfect as the hemp hearts add the flavour and texture without the nuts.
Delicious Vegan Pesto – I love this vegan pesto without the cheese; it tastes like the real thing only better to me! Toss with pasta or serve with bread or crackers for an appetizer.
Fresh Peppermint Pesto Is So Tasty on Pasta – I love this vegan peppermint pesto during the hot summer. Try it on raw zucchini pasta or even added to your cooked grains or on top of steamed vegetables.