Spinach and Avocado Hummus

If hummus and guacamole mated and had a love child… this would be it:


I really wanted some hummus, but I didn’t have chickpeas or tahini on hand — enter Spinach & Avocado Cannellini Bean Hummus!

It was delicious — nice and creamy from the avocado and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies :) This would be such a fun appetizer at a party!


Spinach & Avocado Cannellini Bean Hummus


  • 1.5 C (one can) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 C fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Half a large ripe avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Toss it all in a food processor and whirl away!



It’s so GREEN! :)


I just used some of it to pack up a fun lunch for work today! I spread some on a whole wheat pita, topped it with smoked salmon and dried drill:


And then added on some broccoli slaw for crunch and some (unpictured) mixed greens for more bulk :)


Nom. Give it a try :) I bet it would be delicious with diced tomatoes as well!

I also packed a honey Oikos Greek yogurt (never tried this kind before!):


An orange and a random leftover hard boiled egg:


And a Kashi cherry dark chocolate bar (mmm haven’t had these in too long!):


All ready to go!


My #1 tip for eating healthy during the work week — BE PREPARED!!! If I don’t have enough snacks, all hell breaks lose. ;)

I’m off to work and then class this evening — I love my Nutrition class but I can’t wait to not have to sit in class all night on Mondays after sitting at work all day! At least I got in some movement this morning — I had a great, sweaty workout at LA Boxing :) Funny story — this morning at LA Boxing I ran into my friend Alicia who I hadn’t seen or talked to in awhile — she was just finishing up the 6 to 7 a.m. kickboxing class. She apparently just did a demo on Saturday after reading about it on my blog, and now she’s officially a member :) Yay! She said she was looking for a way to mix up her workouts. Hear hear! (Hi Alicia!)

Have a good one :) And stay tuned — tomorrow I will (finally) be posting my review of my new cell phone — the Verizon Palm Pre Plus!


  1. 1

    The spread looks great. I put it on my to try list. Happy boxing! XO

  2. 2

    Good gosh that looks amazing. Must make now.

  3. 3

    Yum! I just made some green (cilantro and lime) hummus last week! The fact that it’s green makes it even healthier, right? ;-)

  4. 5

    that hummus looks so good! Did it taste like normal hummus?

  5. 7

    mm the dip sounds good!

  6. 8
    Jen Robinson says

    You know I heart diced tomatoes- that would be a fab addition to that pita. MMM looks so tasty!

  7. 9

    that love child sounds pretty fantastic :) very summery and fun!

  8. 10

    Your dip sounds awesome! I love the avocado-hummus combo – I have, in the past, put a spoonful of hummus on top of a half of an avocado… yum!

  9. 11

    Ooh! The honey yogurt is my fav! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll definitely be trying it! I can’t say how happy I am that avocados are in season!

  10. 12

    That looks delicious!! Spinach and Avocado are two of my favorite things, I will definitely be making that soon!

  11. 13

    Delicious!!! I’m pretty sure Guacamole should make a love-child with everything. You really just can’t go wrong there…. ;)

  12. 14

    DROOL… that dip looks amazing and so healthy! Thanks for sharing it. Also, I know what you mean about being prepared. If I’m not, I’ll literally eat my arm off. Btw, thanks for your support via Twitter on Sunday. It meant a lot :-)

  13. 16

    Mixing my favorite food, avocados, with another one of my favorite foods! Brilliant! I can’t wait to try this!! Do you think the avocado will brown??

    • 17

      I made the dip on Saturday, and just took pictures of it spread on the pita this morning, so no browning yet! I don’t think there will be, either – I bet due to the lemon juice!

  14. 18

    This dip sounds awesome! I love that you added avocado. Yum!

  15. 19

    Yum!! Saved the recipe for the future! Looks delicious.

  16. 20
    Katherine says

    Yum! I love me some Kashi bar for a snack! My favourite’s the dark chocolate coconut, but the cherry’s on my list to try. Did you ever try a Cherry Ripe chocolate bar while you were in Australia? I’m envisioning the cherry Kashi bar as a mix between a Cherry Ripe and a granola bar and it’s making me hungry : )

    • 21

      Aww man Cherry Ripe chocolate bar?? That sounds amazing… sadly I didn’t try one of those but I wish I had!

      • 22
        Katherine says

        I’ll have to mail one to you when I get back there! It’s bits of cherries and coconut covered in dark chocolate. aMAZing!

  17. 23

    MMMMmmm I am loving the green hummus! Yummers!
    i just started working again and I forget how to pack a lunch – I am so used to eating on the fly staying at home that i need to retrain my brain to think ahead =)

  18. 24

    That hummus looks amazing! I am definitely going to try it soon.
    I got the palm pre plus last week-I’m loving it!

  19. 25

    That looks so delicious. Good thing I have a few avocados on hand.

  20. 26

    Looks awesome! And with smoked salmon, too. My favorite —

  21. 27

    It was fun running into you too! I’m so excited about these new kickboxing classes (and my new pink boxing gloves :)) Thanks for turning me on to it!

    BTW the dip looks amazing. Only thing I need is a food processor!

  22. 29

    I heart cannellini beans :) Remember Florence?? sigh.. :)

  23. 31

    I kid you not when I say that I was literally just in the shower thinking of what I can do with my soon-to-be ripe avocado (because what else do food bloggers think about in the shower? hahaha). Destiny, maybe?? Must get cannellini beans STAT!

  24. 32

    I was checking out your snacks that you pick and those are some of my favorites to eat during the day. Delicious!

  25. 33

    Dang, girl. That ‘hummus’ sounds tasty, yet so simple. Book-marking this fo-sho!

  26. 34

    oooh that looks great! And so versatile too :)

  27. 35

    WOW that is an amazing recipe!!! yumm!! love your snacks :)

  28. 36

    I have those same Kashi TLC granola bars! mmmm

  29. 37

    YUUUM – loved the new hummus recipe!
    Thanks for sharing, Anne :D
    Have a great week!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  30. 38

    spread looks amazing, but then again, anything with ‘cado is a winner in my book ;)

  31. 39

    The hummus looks amazing. It has all of my favorite ingredients! I can’t wait to try it. Great post!

  32. 40

    So I’m a little late too the party – but, I just made this spread and it’s love at first taste!! Thank you, Anne for sharing your brilliant recipe! :-)

  33. 42

    Edit: *to* the party. Gramatically correct! Haha

  34. 43

    I wish I had some right now. This looks like such a good idea.


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