Green Goddess Hummus


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Hummus Gets Fresh

I'm giving hummus a very vibrant and summery update with not one but THREE fresh herbs! This Green Goddess Hummus uses the combination of basil, cilantro, and mint to create a remarkably versatile and wonderfully green dip or spread that's loaded with summer flavors.

I started making this pretty green hummus years ago and it has become a go-to in our house. I've made many different versions of it, as evidenced by the wide variety of photos in this post. We usually enjoy it as a hearty dip for veggies and bread, but hummus has so many uses in the kitchen. Spread it on sandwiches, mix it into dressings or sauces to add a creamy texture, or dollop it onto salads; this green goddess recipe can become anything you can imagine.

Not only can this creamy dip become anything, but it also goes with everything. Because this Green Goddess Hummus uses three different herbs together, it can be at home alongside pretty much any type of cuisine from Italian to Mexican to Middle Eastern.

Beautiful Green Goddess Hummus with fresh herbs

How to Make Green Goddess Hummus

The star of this green goddess recipe is, of course, the fresh herbs. You can load this hummus up with as many herbs as you want. I like to use basil, cilantro, and mint for the most summery combination, but you could certainly throw in some chives, parsley, thyme, oregano, or whatever else you love.

One unexpected ingredient: baby spinach! It disappears into the creamy green hummus and you'll never know it's there, but adding some spinach really enhances the color. The spinach adds great nutrients too.

A Special Tahini Discount

The other powerhouse ingredient in this recipe, both in terms of the flavor and the texture, is tahini. I always use Seeds of Collaboration tahini since it's so delightfully nutty and creamy and delicate. Use the code ROGUE at check-out to get 20% off your entire order!

Green hummus with basil, mint, and cilantro


I've made this green goddess recipe many times, and each time has been a bit different. Don't be afraid to get creative with it, especially the garnishes. Sometimes I like to use pine nuts instead of pistachios, and I often add a big sprinkling of sumac on top (see the photo above for a pine nut and sumac version).

One time for a spring get-together, I even made this Green Goddess Hummus into an intricate platter to celebrate all things green (see the photo below). I added cucumber slices, edamame, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and pepitas as garnishes. A festive, eye-catching hummus platter like this is a fun and unique appetizer for a party.

Green Goddess Hummus shown with cucumbers, asparagus, and peas

Make-Ahead Tips

Hummus is one of those foods that's great to have on-hand in the fridge, regardless of whether you're planning for a party or a busy week.

Having people over? You can make this vibrant green hummus ahead of time; just keep it in the fridge in a sealed container for a day or two. When you're ready to serve, transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish. I think hummus is the best party appetizer since it's easy, versatile, everyone likes it, and 95% of the work can be done the day before.

Have a busy week coming up? Make a big batch of this green goddess recipe to have for hectic evenings. It's a great (and very easy) way to add protein to a salad, bowl meal, or sandwich. I often make a double-batch so that we'll have plenty of leftovers for scooping onto salads later in the week.

A green goddess recipe for summer parties, shown with slices of bread

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here's what you'll need for this recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Chick peas
  • Tahini. I adore the tahini from Seeds of Collaboration. Remember to use the code ROGUE to get 20% off.
  • Baby spinach. This will add additional color to this vibrant Green Goddess Hummus. I don't recommend using regular spinach or kale, since it won't break down as well. You can omit the spinach if you prefer, but your hummus won't be as green.
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Fresh mint
  • Olive oil. Choose something really robust and flavorful.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pistachios. Roasted and salted are the tastiest. I like them because they're on-theme with this green goddess recipe, but pine nuts work great too.
  • Sesame seeds. Optional, but pretty to scatter on top if you have them on-hand.
  • Sumac. Optional but totally delightful if you have it. Just a little sprinkle at the end adds lots of lemony aroma and a pretty color contrast.

Green Goddess Hummus with summer flowers

Closing Thoughts

As you can see from the variety of photos in this post, I've made this green hummus again and again over many years. We just can't get enough of it. It comes together quickly and is super useful to have on-hand, but you can also dress it up and make it feel special enough for a summer party.

I adore spring and summer flavors, and this hummus really epitomizes that love. Why choose one summery herb when you can have them all? Using basil, cilantro, and mint together creates such an explosion of fresh flavor and makes this Green Goddess Hummus feel like a bowl full of summer sunshine.

Green hummus garnished with fresh herbs and pistachios

Share It!

It makes me so happy to hear from you and see your creations! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this recipe. If you post a photo on Instagram, hashtag #TheRogueBrusselSprout and tag me (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) in the post text so that I'm sure to see it.

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Green Goddess Hummus

Hummus goes green goddess style in this bright, fresh, herby creation. The combination of basil, cilantro, and mint together is wonderfully summery and allows this vibrant green hummus to pair with a wide variety of cuisines.



For the Hummus

  • Two 15-oz cans of chick peas
  • 0.5 c creamy tahini
  • 1 c baby spinach
  • Large handful of fresh basil
  • Large handful of fresh cilantro
  • Small handful of fresh mint
  • Big drizzle of robust, flavorful olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Generous grind of black pepper

For the Garnishes

  • Additional drizzle of robust, flavorful olive oil
  • Small handful of roasted salted pistachios
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • Additional basil, cilantro, and mint leaves
  • Sprinkle of flaky sea salt, like fleur de sel
  • Optional sprinkle of sumac


  1. Drain and rinse the chick peas.
  2. In a food processor, combine all the hummus ingredients. Process for several minutes until a smooth, creamy consistency develops, scraping down the sides as needed. If you have trouble getting a smooth hummus, add a little splash of water or olive oil (the latter with yield a richer hummus). Repeat as needed.
  3. Place the hummus in a serving bowl and give it a nice swirl on top.
  4. Drizzle additional olive oil into the hummus swirl, then surround the swirl with pistachios, sesame seeds, and herb leaves. Finally, sprinkle the surface of the hummus with some additional salt and perhaps some sumac.

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PaM manuel
January 19, 2024
Love how you make every recipe look so simple and tasty 👍 you also have great presentation skills. Thank you for sharing them with us 💕
Bonnie kramer
January 15, 2024
Your recipes look 👀 so delicious
Lucy Daniel
August 16, 2023
Such an interesting recipe, Lee!
July 7, 2023
This looks so delightful - garden fresh herbs are such a treat!
March 26, 2023
I’m on the hunt for Green Goddess recipes for an April baby shower and just found this beauty. The perfect spring appetizer! I’m not a cilantro fan though. Do you think it would work ok without?
March 27, 2023
Chelsea- Great question, thanks for asking! There are lots of people who can't do cilantro. I think it would be fine without. You could also consider adding some parsley for that super-fresh vibe that cilantro has.
Sara tercero
May 11, 2022
Wow!! I love all the fresh herbs in here, I cannot wait to try this one! I just bookmarked it to try this weekend!
May 14, 2022
Just saw this linked on your IG stories. Such summer vibes!!!!! I really like all those fresh herbs. Saved for later!!!!
December 22, 2021
I am definitely here for green goddess anything! And homemade hummus is the best. That swirl is so beautiful.
November 29, 2021
This is honestly the most beautiful bowl of hummus! Love all of the leafy touches both in the hummus and the way you used them along with the pistachios as garnishes. Spectacular!
September 2, 2021
Wow!! Can't wait to try! Thx for the fun idea. I have so much mint in the garden that I don't know what to do with.