Introduction: Avocado Hummus

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I saw a recipe for avocado hummus on Pinterest and just couldn't get over how pretty it looked, so I knew I had to try it myself. :D

Avocado hummus has a really mild flavor and it's even lighter and creamier than regular hummus - great as a dip for veggies or chips! I added cumin and cayenne to mine, but I think coriander would be lovely too.

If you're a big avocado fan, make sure to also check out my recipe for chocolate avocado mousse!

Bonus tip: put this hummus on a sandwich. DANG IT IS GOOD. I just made a chipotle chicken, onion and avocado hummus sandwich and I am really excited about it.

Step 1: Ingredients

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  • 14.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1+ cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • a lime
  • salt & pepper
  • whatever spices you like!

You'll also need a food processor - I'm using this one.

If you REALLY like garlic, I'd suggest doing two or more cloves. I added one large clove and the flavor was pretty mild.

Step 2: Process the Chickpeas

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First off, you'll want to process the chickpeas so they're pretty smooth.

Combine the chickpeas, garlic, the juice from half the lime, a pinch of salt and a couple tablespoons of olive oil in the food processor. Blend until smooth - you'll need to scrape down the sides and maybe add more olive oil if it doesn't want to come together. :)

Step 3: Add the Avocado

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Roughly chop the avocados and throw them in and blend again, continuing to scrape down the sides when it needs it.

Blend until nice and creamy.

Step 4: Taste Testing!

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Once everything is blended together, you can start playing with the flavors.

For this batch, I probably used about 4 tablespoons of olive oil. I also used the juice of the whole lime, a couple pinches of salt, and a pinch each of black pepper, cayenne and cumin.

You can also add tahini - I decided to leave it out this time because it can overpower delicate flavors like the avocado. :)


ddwight (author)2016-02-08

Just made it tonight. Yum! Even my mom who doesn't like olive oil liks it.

VictorFreeze (author)2015-11-17 of both worlds. I love fresh avocados and I love homemade hummus. It's a billion times better than the pre-packaged junk at the supermarket. Totally making this tonight! Thanks for sharing.

Ticklebot (author)2014-12-22

I love this recipe. I made it using my blender. Had to add a few more shots of oil but it came out great. I think the lime juice is a far better addition than tahini anyway. Two thumbs up!

yonygg made it! (author)2014-10-14

I just made it. thank you for forwardibg this great idea and recipe. I find it amazing how after so many years there are still new ideas about how to use the same basic ingredients...

I made mine with 2 cloves of Garlic, Slat but not too much, black pepper, a touch of Cumin, Cayenne pepper, A nice batch of fresh coriander in the blender, a whole lime and olive oil.
I Served it with salty Greek Kalamata olives (that's why I made my Hummus a bit shy on the salt), sprinkled olive oil on top, pan-roasted pinenuts, coriander leaves, a sprinkle of Cayene Pepper and a generous sprinkle.if Sumac on top.

I made mine a tiny bit on the grainy side because I don't like my Hummus to be a totally smooth paste.

I usually eat it with a Pita bread but my favorite way to eat Hummus by far is with Onions instead of the Pita bread, so as you can see in the picture I ate it with Red onion layers and some tomatoes because sometimes it becomes too dry.

I eat lots of Hummus and this recipe is by far the most unique one I have ever tried. I will definitely make it again. Its a keeper!

thank you.

yonygg (author)2014-10-14

jimbom (author)2014-10-12

I made this, but I didn't take pictures! Next time, I'll take pictures.

The recipe worked great for me. I only used 2 tbls of olive oil, and then a bit of the liquid from the chickpea can. I made sure to rinse the chickpeas well to make sure there wasn't any grit. I used lime juice from a bottle which seemed okay as well. They key thing I did was make sure there was enough salt (but not too much), and then I was liberal with the cayenne, coriander, cumin, yellow mustard spice, and paprika. The dip tasted quite smooth with a distinct kick of an aftertaste. Excellent! Finally, I spooned the dip into a plastic container, covered the top with plastic wrap (i.e. no air exposure for the dip) and let it sit in the fridge for about 5-6 hours. It was a big hit at the party I made it for.

I didn't think hummus would be good without the tahini, but this recipe definitely was well received. Thanks for posting.

Blaise_Gauba (author)2014-10-10

Wow! Easy...simple recipe! Thanks! I'm going to make it. My teenage daughter hates avocados AS avocados...but loves Juacamole and she LOVES hummus. So combine the two and viola! What a great idea! Thanks for the recipe.

Hi there, only to point out something, the word in Spanish is "guacamole", with G not J and the French word its "voilà" with an accent, otherwise the word you wrote means "rape" in Spanish. I also know that you didn't ask me, but anyway, I need to say that the word for avocado in Spanish is aguacate, and please, don't use the word avo, to say avocado, like somebody posted up. Have a nice day! :)

ooohlaa (author)2014-10-10

I like to make it with roasted garlic, red pepper and a dash of chipotle hot pepper. Never tried with avo but have done choco/avo mousse for a few years and love it. No one guesses its avo based. Most of the time I use carob and its still great. I will go visit your recipe to see if we do it the same. Thanx.

alifahed (author)2014-10-10

Does it taste good

alifahed (author)2014-10-10

have got any more recipes for this kind of fruit

kyrie (author)2014-10-09

How long will it keep? Avocado doesn't keep well usually...

jessyratfink (author)kyrie2014-10-09

This current batch has lasted for two days really well - it looked nice and green this morning, too, but I didn't try it. So I'd say 2-3 days!

kyrie (author)jessyratfink2014-10-10

Ok, thanks!

joseph.kelarjian (author)kyrie2014-10-09

Try "sealing" the mixture with plastic wrap. Just "skush" it down so it makes contact with the mixture then wrap up the rim of container, then pop on lid (if applicable). This tip is borrowed from Mallory Archer, Archer's mother on "Archer". LOL!

joseph.kelarjian (author)2014-10-09

I've been making hummos for years. Since I was a little kid actually. this reads very good. I'll make it when The Kids are Home. Jessyratfink (love that handle!) is right on too, about sammies... or burritos! Keeper recipe! Thanks JRF!

joseph.kelarjian (author)2014-10-09

I've been making hummos for years. Since I was a little kid actually. this reads very good. I'll make it when The Kids are Home. Jessyratfink (love that handle!) is right on too, about sammies... or burritos! Keeper recipe! Thanks JRF!

billbillt (author)2014-10-09

WOW!!... another great thing you have created!!... Double plus good!!...

llgeologist (author)2014-10-09

Oh my! Will try soon, and sharing.

otovsoto (author)2014-10-09

Look good.I ll have tray soon.

otovsoto (author)2014-10-09

Look good.I ll have tray soon.

Clapoti (author)2014-10-08

I'll have to try that, I love avocado and hummus, should be good :)

violingirl (author)2014-10-06

Inspired by this I just made some hummus. I didn't have any avocados

unfortunately. When I get some I will make this. Hummus and guacamole are two of my favorite dips.

Does rinsing off the garbanzo beans do anything? I never rinse them off.

mpulliam1 (author)violingirl2014-10-07

I have wondered the same - in my rough research over the years, it is recommended to rinse the chickpeas through a collander (pour can, save canned hummus juice) and "clean" the chickpeas as there could be minor grit and get rid of all lose shells. From what I understand the loose shells can be a cause for grittiness.

From there, a traditional hummus re-uses the canned liquid as the stock for your hummus. In my experiance, if you use the canned chickpea water, you get a more chickpea flavor. If your going for a diff taste of hummus, use regular water.

My children dis-like hummus, but love bean dip. I can fool them that chickpeas ARE beans just by the water change (and of course diff spices).

violingirl made it! (author)violingirl2014-10-06

Behold the hummus!

jessyratfink (author)violingirl2014-10-06

I normally just rinse them because sometimes they can be super salty or have a strange flavor right out of the can. You definitely don't have to! Just habit for me. :)

mpulliam1 (author)2014-10-07

I frequently substitute Avocado for mayo whenever I can, and I have also done the same with (chickpea) hummus on donairs or shwarma... Your idea of Avocado Hummus as sammich spread sounds GREAT!

RushFan (author)2014-10-06

Wow, this is making me hungry!

NovaKnightZer0 (author)2014-10-06

This is awesome. I always make hummus and/or guacamole but have never thought to put the two together. Thanks

seamster (author)2014-10-06

Oh my, this looks so tasty!

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