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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Place the hummus in a serving bowl and give it a nice swirl on top.
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.