Here she is. The most green and fresh homemade hummus I’ve ever met. My standard for great hummus has risen over the years and reached a new height in Israel last fall, naturally. This one is a winner.
I borrowed the fresh herbs from classic green goddess dressings, and whipped them into the hummus for a spectacularly green and flavorful hummus.
I definitely questioned my green goddess concept while I was tossing expensive packets of fresh tarragon and chives into my cart at the grocery store, but this hummus proved its worth. That said, feel free to hold off on this hummus until your herb garden is in full swing, or change up the herbs to cut costs.
I love this hummus so much that it was one of the few blog recipes that made it into my cookbook!
Green Goddess Hummus
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 1 ¾ cup 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Lebanese
This delicious green hummus recipe is flavored with fresh herbs! Use classic green goddess dressing herbs like me or change it up with other fresh, leafy herbs. (You’ll want to use 1 cup or less fresh herbs, to taste.) Recipe yields about 1 ¾ cup hummus.
- ¼ cup tahini
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon’s worth)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving
- ½ cup roughly chopped, loosely packed fresh parsley
- ¼ cup roughly chopped, loosely packed fresh tarragon or basil
- 2 to 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh chives or green onion
- 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt, more to taste
- One (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water, optional
- Garnish with extra olive oil and a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs
- Combine the tahini and lemon juice in the bowl of your food processor (a smaller food processor will be better suited to the job) or high-powered blender (i.e. Vitamix or Blendtec). Process for about 1 ½ minutes, pausing to scrape down the bowl of your processor as necessary.
- Add the olive oil, parsley, tarragon, chives, chopped garlic and salt to the whipped tahini and lemon juice mixture. Process for about 1 minute, pausing to scrape down the bowl as necessary.
- Add half of the chickpeas to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl, then add the remaining chickpeas and process for until the hummus is thick and quite smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes more.
- If your hummus is too thick or hasn’t yet blended into creamy oblivion, run the food processor while drizzling in 1 to 2 tablespoons water, until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Scrape the hummus into a small serving bowl. Drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil on top and sprinkle with additional chopped herbs.
- Store hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.