Smoky Spinach Hummus with Popcorn Chips

Enjoy this classic Middle Eastern appetizer made using chickpeas and spinach served with popcorn snack chips – dip that's ready in 10 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
can (15 oz) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, liquid reserved
1
cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons sesame tahini paste (from 16-oz jar)
2
teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons chopped red bell pepper, if desired
6
oz popcorn snack chips
  • 1 In food processor, place chickpeas, 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid, spinach, lemon juice, tahini paste, paprika, cumin and salt. Cover; process 30 seconds, using quick on-and-off motions; scrape side.
  • 2 Add additional reserved bean liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, covering and processing, using quick on-an-off motions, until smooth and desired dipping consistency. Garnish with bell pepper. Serve with popcorn snack chips.

Expert Tips

Tahini is a thick paste made from ground sesame seed and is a typical ingredient in hummus. Look for it in the ethnic section of your grocery store near the peanut butter, in food co-ops or at Asian markets.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.