Introduction: Avocado Hummus
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. :)