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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Spinach Fig Hummus


Ever get bored of hummus? It's everywhere; probably because it's a basic go-to when you need a quick appetizer option. Don't get me wrong, I do like hummus, but I also like flavor.

I found myself with a lot of spinach the other day, even after making a spinach salad, sauteed spinach-stuffed potatoes and this super yummy spinach and  mushroom dahl, I was beginning to wonder if I could eat any more spinach. But then I found myself in need of a quick dip to go with veggies and I just happened to have some dried chick peas soaking, it seemed like a blender marriage.

The result is a beautiful green hummus with hints of sweet from the fig jam. A wonderful break from typical hummus and perfect as a dip or a sandwich spread. This makes an enormous amount of dip, great for a large party; cut the recipe in half if you are making this for yourself or a small party.
No matter how much you make, it's a Fat and Happy and Healthy delicious!


Happy Healthy Tips: Chick peas are loaded with protein, fiber, magnesium; spinach is filled with phytonutrients.


Spinach Fig Hummus


8 cups spinach
2 cups chick peas*
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tbls fig jam (+ a drizzle for the top)
Pinch of salt
Touch of pepper

Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, whirl to combine.


*I used 2 cups of chick peas, though I might add an additional cup of for a thicker consistency next time I make this.


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