This dip was inspired by two people; Jessica Mishra and my dad. Jessica was my roommate in Costa Rica and she pretty much introduced me to tahini. I swear the girl ate it on everything. It's so yummy! In case you didn't know, tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. It goes beautifully in this dish!
My dad really only inspired the name. (Hey, it’s officially baseball season and watching the Red Sox play from the Green Monster is one of my favorite things to do with him.)
This dip is basically hummus with a twist. (Exciting I know!) The spinach and cilantro are great ways to get some extra greens in your diet!
Green Monster Hummus Dip
1 15 ounce can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons tahini
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Add everything but the spinach and cilantro to the food processor or vitamix
Puree until smooth.
Add the spinach one cup at a time and puree until smooth.
Add the cilantro and blend again.
Serve with asparagus, baby carrots, cucumbers or pita bread!