Whenever I make anything using Green Goddess seasoning, I’m doing a happy dance. This time around, the seasoning will be featured in a homemade green goddess hummus recipe. It’s creamy, it’s herbaceous and just plain delicious. You can whip up this crowd-pleasing appetizer in no time. Enjoy this green dip as a snack or slather it on a fresh sandwich as a spread. You’re going to love this creamy green hummus goodness. Check my purple cauliflower hummus recipe. It’s just as gorgeous as this one. This dip will go great on a Greek inspired charcuterie board!
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Why Love This Recipe
Health benefits: This hummus is packed with nutritious ingredients with the addition of fresh herbs and greens, such as parsley, basil and tarragon.
Vibrant color: The green hue is visually appealing and adds a pop of color.
Versatility: I love making versatile dishes and this one is no different. This hummus can be used in numerous ways. Spread it on sandwiches, wraps or toast, or use it as a dip for fresh veggies, pita chips, or crackers. It also pairs well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables and salads.
Easy to make: Making Green Goddess hummus is super simple and requires minimal prep. With a good food processor or blender, you can have a homemade batch ready in no time.
Vegan and gluten-free: This recipe is vegan and gluten-free, making it suitable for people with dietary restrictions or preferences.
It’s delicious!: This green goddess hummus recipe offers a delightful combination of creamy texture and fresh, herbaceous flavors. It’s a refreshing twist on traditional hummus.
What is Green Goddess Seasoning?
Green Goddess seasoning is inspired by the popular creamy green goddess dressing which is made with lots of fresh herbs. I use the seasoning blend by Trader Joe’s, a flavorful blend of herbs, spices, and other ingredients that are used to add a savory and herbal flavor. I’m obsessed with this stuff! Have you seen my green goddess kale chips?
It’s common to use it as a dry rub for meats, sprinkled on roasted vegetables, added to soups and stews, or used as a seasoning for dips and dressings. Its fresh and herbal profile can add depth and complexity to many recipes.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Canned Chickpeas – Also known as garbanzo beans. Drained. No need to rinse.
- Tahini – Tahini is a paste made from toasted and ground sesame seeds. Give it a quick stir before using.
- Fresh Garlic Cloves – Peeled and roughly chopped.
- Green Goddess Seasoning – While this is optional, it really does add extra yumminess to this hummus. I use the blend by Trader Joe’s. It’s magic in a bottle.
- Fresh Herbs – You can get creative here. I used fresh basil, tarragon, chives and parsley. Roughly chopped. Other options would be green onion, fresh spinach and other leafy greens.
- Fresh Lemon Juice – Adds tanginess and brightness.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Water – as needed to adjust consistency
- Garnishes – Again, get creative. I topped my hummus with pine nuts, olive oil and green goddess seasoning.
How to Make Green Goddess Hummus
In a food processor or high-powered blender, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, tarragon, basil, parsley, chives, salt, pepper, green goddess seasoning and lemon juice.
Process the mixture until it starts to break down, scraping down the sides of the processor or blender as needed.
With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and blend until the hummus becomes smooth and creamy.
If it’s too thick, gradually add a little bit of water or aquafaba, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle the pine nuts over the hummus along with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Green Goddess seasoning.
Serve with crusty bread, pita chips, fresh veggies or your preferred dippers.
How to Store
Store homemade hummus in airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
What to Serve with Hummus
Hummus can be served with a variety of accompaniments. Here are some popular options:
Pita Bread: A classic choice for dipping in hummus. You can cut it into triangles or tear it into smaller pieces for easy dipping. Or you can make your own pita chips!
Fresh Veggies: Serve a platter of fresh, crunchy vegetables alongside hummus such as carrot sticks, cucumber slices, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes, and celery sticks.
Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables such as zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers complement hummus well.
Pretzels: For a different twist (pun intended), try serving hummus with pretzels. Check out my homemade soft baked pretzel recipe.
This hummus is so versatile. Slather it over a warm bagel, topped with sliced avocado and tomatoes for an unbeatable start to your day. You can also use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps instead of boring old mayo. The possibilities are truly endless!
A classic hummus recipe is so delicious but this Green Goddess dip is a game-changer. It’s a healthy snack, super versatile and has incredible flavor. Let me know in the comments below if you try out this recipe! Enjoy!
Green Goddess Hummus Recipe – Herb Dip and Spread
- 1 can (15oz) chickpeas, drained. Save liquid.
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tbsp
- 1 tsp green goddess seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup fresh herbs, parsley, basil, chives, tarragon, roughly chopped
- water or aquafaba (chickpea liquid), as needed
- In a food processor or blender, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, tarragon, basil, parsley, chives, salt, pepper, green goddess seasoning and lemon juice.
- Process the mixture until it starts to break down, scraping down the sides of the processor or blender as needed.
- With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and blend until the hummus becomes smooth and creamy.
- If it’s too thick, gradually add water (or chickpea liquid), a tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Transfer hummus to a serving dish.
- Sprinkle the pine nuts over the hummus along with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Green Goddess seasoning.
- Serve with crusty bread, pita chips, fresh veggies or your preferred dippers.