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

  • 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

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

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!

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. :)