Saturday, June 6, 2009

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

I asked my friend Candy to guest post today. She is an awesome lady, who apparently doesn't eat meat. Yet she often describes sumptous foods in her tweets and on her blog. I think she should start her own recipe blog. She makes everything sound so good. Even though I am a carnivore by nature, my mouth waters at her descriptions.

Her blog is a very upliftiing place to visit. Go ahead. Do so. And beg her to start her own vegetarian site. Or to contribute here regularly. Whatever grinds your garbanzos.

Spinach Artichoke Hummus

Recipe By : Candy Steele
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers, Dips

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 can garbanzo beans -- drained but not rinsed
5 Artichoke Hearts -- canned
2 Tablespoons Tahini
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Garlic Clove
Big Handful Fresh Spinach
Salt and Pepper

Steam spinach for 5 minutes until wilted. Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Stream in oil and blend until emulsified. Salt and pepper to taste.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 227 Calories; 9g Fat (34.8% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 80mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.


  1. Just to clarify, I do eat SOME meat. I have nothing against eating anything "from a mother" but I have a little personal problem with things like running gears and little pieces of the circulatory and nervous system you tend to find in meat. I feel safe as a herbivore.

    Nutrition information calculated by MasterCook and they are solely responsible. I take responsibility for nothing, other than eating. This recipe will challenge the portion control ninja within you.

    Thanks, Helen!