Green Goddess Hummus


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Green goddess hummus is creamy, flavorful, and packed with fresh herbs and veggies. It’s a spin on my classic hummus recipe, but adds several greens in the form of spinach, parsley, and green onion. Serve it as an appetizer, spread it onto a wrap, or include it as a sauce in your macro bowl.

Green hummus in a bowl with herbs and toppings.

Hummus has always been the answer to my snack cravings. Not only is it great for your gut health (with prebiotics and fiber), but it’s versatility is endless. Especially when it comes to flavors.

If you’ve been watching me on Instagram stories, you’ll know how much I love my herb garden. From fresh thyme to parsley and basil, I’ve got quite the selection. So, I thought it was about time to create the perfect green goddess hummus.

This green goddess hummus includes spinach, parsley, and green onions. But, feel free to get creative with your mix of herbs! A few other herbs I might suggest to use are basil, dill, cilantro, thyme, tarragon or mint.

Green Hummus Recipe Video

While it’s easy to make this recipe, it always helps to watch a quick step-by-step video tutorial. Give it a watch below!

How To Make Green Hummus

You can make this recipe in a food processor or high-powered blender. I always prefer the latter for the smoothest and creamiest texture.

  • Add the chickpeas to a high-powered blender and make sure to reserve the liquid.
  • Chop the herbs and toss them into the blender.
  • Add the other hummus ingredients to the blender, including the spinach, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic clove.
  • Blend everything together for a minute or until it has the perfect creamy consistency.
  • Garnish with diced walnuts and herbs for that added crunch.

Making green hummus in a Vitamix blender.

Up close photo of green hummus.

How Long Does Hummus Last?

Fresh hummus can last up to a week in the fridge, if kept in a sealed container. You can also freeze your hummus in airtight containers for future use. Just thaw in the fridge before you’d like to enjoy.

A scoop of green hummus on a cracker.

So Many Hummus Recipes

Looking for more ingredients to blend into a hummus? Try out a few of these delicious hummus blends that are veggie packed and nutrient dense.

And for a dessert hummus, you can’t beat my chocolate hummus!

Green hummus in a bowl with herb toppings.

Green Goddess Hummus

4.96 from 23 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Green hummus is creamy, delicious, and packed with herbs and veggies. It's a popular hummus recipe variation that's tasty as a snack or spread on a wrap.



  • 30 oz canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained with liquid reserved (I use two 15oz cans)
  • 1/3 cup chickpea liquid, or more, as needed
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup spinach, moderately packed
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley or other herbs
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1 green onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • olive oil, chopped herbs, chopped walnuts and sesame seeds


  • Add all the ingredients to your Vitamix or high-powered blender and secure the lid. Remove the lid cap and insert the tamper.
  • Turn the blender on high for 30 seconds (or more for a creamier texture) and use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades. Add more chickpea liquid (aquafaba), if desired, for a softer hummus.
  • Add the hummus to a serving plate and garnish with olive oil, chopped herbs, chopped walnuts and sesame seeds.

Lisa's Tips

  • Feel free to add more herbs if you want more of the herb flavor to pop. 


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green goddess hummus, green hummus, green hummus recipe
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Just made this recipe for the first time ever and my picky teenage son said, “Mom, it’s a bomb! LOVE it!” Thank you, Lisa!5 stars

  2. This sounds delicious!

    Can I use dried chickpeas instead of canned? We don’t eat anything canned because of BPA. Would I just reserve 1/3 cup of the liquid after I cook/simmer them?

  3. Nom nom nom.
    I made this hummus the other day and have been enjoying it with so many things.
    I used flat-leaf parsley and cilantro in mine and it turned out great.
    Thanks again for sharing such an awesome recipe!

  4. Thank you for your inflamation receipes. Dealing with this issue. It is a blessing I found you to help change my eating habits.. Please continue. I have changed even my 2 dogs eating. I make their food.
    thank you

  5. Hi Lisa,just want to let you know how much I love your recipes everything I made was just delicious,thank you for sharing.

    1. I’m using a blend of spinach, parsley, and green onions in this. But you can also add cilantro or basil to the mix.

  6. This is a real winner! Absolutely moreish – we could not leave it alone. I packed in more spinach and herbs and a little more cumin. Definately will be a regular to make as I believe we should be eating beans, pulses, lentils in any way we can every day. Thank you for sharing this!5 stars

  7. Delicious and nutritious! My only critique is that I wish it had fewer carbs and I couldn’t find the serving size in the nutrition information. I made the chicken veggie wrap recipe and put some of this hummus in it and my family lives it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.4 stars

  8. Ohhh, crushing on this hummus!  Made this afternoon to go with my veggie break!  So delicious, I couldn’t wait to taste it and it didn’t disappoint.  Tomorrow it will be even more flavourful.  Thank you Lisa.  Love your healthy recipes.  5 stars

  9. I made this tonight and my family enjoyed it. My 10 year old daughter loved it so much she requested to have some for lunch at school tomorrow.

    1. Hi Michelle – Amazing! So glad you and your daughter loved this recipe. This will be the perfect healthy snack for her :)

  10. I LOVE this website and youtube channel and have already shared it with WW friends. Great hummus! One Tip… Process for a minimum of 3 minutes by the clock.5 stars

  11. So after the best original hummus ever and the roasted red pepper one, I went for this new flavor. The green goddess hummus is also sooooo delicious and easy to make. Thanks for all the recipe testing Lisa, since this one nails it too.  I have become such an addict to all the different flavors, I am afraid I will turn into a chickpea soon ;-)5 stars

    1. Hi Babette – You’re on a roll with all my hummuses! But stay tuned for future flavors coming later this year :)

  12. I love this recipe!! It came out so good. I was able to freeez some and ear so during the week. I took your advice and prep my veggies for the week. Carrots, red pepper and cherub tomatoes and some hummus. Really good5 stars

  13. Hi I am from Australia can you tell me what a green onion is? Is it a spring onion? Yet yours looks very green so wondering if it is a green capsicum? Thanks 

  14. I tried this hummus for a party and it turned out wonderful. It tastes really good and it looks beautiful. I will be making this hummus on a regular basis now, it’s such an awesome snack. 

    Quick tip: if you like to have it more garlicky add more garlics to it. I added 3 cloves and it was delicious. 5 stars

  15. I’m happily shoveling this in my mouth right now. So delicious! I got a little carried away on the garlic, but I could probably eat garlic by the clove so 🤷‍♀️. Thanks for this recipe! I have half in the freezer for later, and we’ll probably be pulling it out before the weekend is over at the rate we’re going 😂!5 stars

  16. I just discovered your channel on YouTube and I am really GLAD I did!!! 
    This hummus recipe surpasses all the store-bought one by far!!! 

    Thank you for this recipe!! 5 stars

    1. Hi Valerie – Welcome to the Downshiftology community! I live for homemade hummus, so I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe :) You’ll definitely have to give my other hummus recipes a try!

    1. Hi Kim – I am so glad you and your husband enjoyed this hummus! It’s definitely been a hit. I might also suggest trying out my other hummus recipes if you haven’t yet :)

  17. Hi Lisa, this recipe is truly in a ‘goddess’ category: it’s just perfect.
    Have you ever made hommous with sesame seeds/oil directly in the recipe instead of store-bought tahini or homemade? I will probably experiment with this idea, but was wondering if you had ever done that. I bought some tahini to try this out quickly, but I would guess that I mix everything together in the Vitamix?

  18. Lisa, your recipes are so consistently amazing! Just made this hummus last night, had to sub in dill for cilantro, and I really like garlic, so we added another clove. This hummus is wonderful! We served it as you recommended with olive oil drizzle and chopped walnuts. It received rave reviews and will surely be a staple snack in our home. I would love to see you do a garlic lovers or perhaps a chocolate hummus too. I look forward to trying the roasted red pepper hummus recipe as well.
    I just want to thank you for your site, recipe content and videos. I wish I could have learned to truly eat healthy years ago. I thought eating healthy was DIET Coke and BAKED potato chips or 100 calorie Snack Packs! You are so knowledgeable and informative. You are helping me and many others revolutionize our family`s eating habits and health. I continually come back to “Downshiftology” since discovering you and will keep doing so.
    Right now, I have my apple topping cooking and will be making your Paleo Pancakes shortly.
    (Your Fall Meal Prep is just full of wholesome deliciousness.) Thank you, again.
    Kara5 stars

    1. Hi Kara – Thank you so much for the kind words! I am so happy to hear you are loving all the recipes in the meal prep and are keen on incorporating my other recipes as well :) I will definitely keep a garlic or chocolate hummus in mind to add to my array of hummuses!

  19. I loved adding the spinach and parsley. This is really delicious. And just in time for my company. A definite repeat recipe.5 stars

    1. Hi EJ – So happy to hear you loved this recipe :) It’s definitely a great options for gatherings and parties!

  20. Wow, this is making me feel good just looking at it! Love the twist on the classic hummus. Love the spinach in the recipe and the easy to see what is happening blender photos. Thanks for sharing!5 stars