Spinach Hummus with dōTERRA wild orange essential oil Spinach Hummus with dōTERRA wild orange essential oil Spinach Hummus with dōTERRA wild orange essential oil

We love hummus at our house, and this recipe adds a very nice twist to your traditional hummus. I have adapted it slightly from ExtraVeganza by Laura Matthias. I actually met Laura when I was in photography school in Victoria, BC, and ended up photographing many of the recipes for her cookbook. I love how fresh this hummus tastes. It is a great way to incorporate extra greens into your diet. The wild orange essential oil adds a beautiful flavour as well.

Spinach is a fantastic super food with many health benefits and great to add to any recipe. Helen Nichols, founder of Well-Being Secrets shares a great article showcasing 34 science-backed health benefits of spinach on her blog. Spinach contains the vitamins A, C, and K, B group vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron as well as various antioxidants, lutein, Zea-xanthin, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids as well as protein.She shares a bit about the history of Spinach along with the multiple health benefits, how to best grow spinach in your garden and a number of the different varieties of spinach as well, which I found very interesting!  I honestly didn’t know that there were so many varieties of spinach!  Have a look at this post on her blog, Well-being Secrets, for more great spinach recipes.

Spinach Hummus with dōTERRA wild orange essential oil

Ingredients:

2-3 cloves garlic

14 oz can garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed

1/8 tsp ground cumin

5 tbsp olive oil (*I love Barrie Olive Oil – they carry the highest quality olive oil and balsamic)

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 drops dōTERRA wild orange essential oil

2 tbsp tahini

1 tsp fine sea salt

1 cup fresh cilantro

1 cup fresh spinach, stems removed, chopped

2 green onions, chopped

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. Scoop into a serving dish, garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with toasted pita bread, baguette, or my favourite artisan sourdough bread by Homestead Artisan Bakery, crackers or vegetable sticks.

*slightly adapted from ExtraVeganza by Laura Matthias

*ONLY use dōTERRA CPTG essential oils