Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip

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Enjoy this marriage of guacamole and hummus. Serve it with tortilla chips, fresh pita, pita chips, raw veggies, or any combination that suits you.

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Reprinted with permission from Wild About Greens © 2012 by Nava Atlas, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 

  • 3 to 4 oz baby spinach or arugula, or a combination
  • 1 large, ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1⁄3 c tahini (sesame paste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley, cilantro, or dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1. Rinse greens and place them in a large skillet or saucepan. With just the water clinging to the leaves, cook greens until just wilted down. Remove from heat.

2. Place all ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until smooth. Add 1⁄4 cup water, as needed, to achieve a medium-thick consistency.

3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve as suggested above. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.