Avocado Hummus

So I’ve mentioned before that plain hummus and I don’t get along.  But flavoured hummus?  That I can get behind.  I think roasted red pepper hummus is still my favourite (I need to make that again!), and the black bean and lime hummus is amazing, but this avocado hummus?  It’s gonna be joining those two in the regular rotation now.  Pretty awesome.

You know, if you enjoy the hummus.

 

Avocado Hummus - Smooth and creamy avocado hummus - a quick and easy dip that is full of flavour and a healthy snack.

 

As always, I was the only one in my house eating this.  Which meant I ate hummus every day for a week.  It’s too bad it doesn’t freeze nicely because I always end up eating it incessantly when I make it and then I’m kind of sick of it for a while.  Any of my family or friends want half a batch next time I make it?  Let me know, because then I could make it more often, I wouldn’t have way too much every single time!

 

Avocado Hummus - Smooth and creamy avocado hummus - a quick and easy dip that is full of flavour and a healthy snack.

 

If you like avocado, lime and hummus you will enjoy this dip.  And really, how can you not like those things?  My family is seriously missing out.  This dip is creamy and full of flavour.  And, like any hummus, super quick and easy to whip up.  It does take a bit longer if you remove the skins from the chickpeas, but I would highly recommend taking the 5 minutes to do so.  It really makes for such a silky smooth hummus when you take the skins off before pureeing.

We loved this avocado hummus.  And by we, I mean me.  Because I’m the only one that ate it.  And it was amazing.

 

Avocado Hummus - Smooth and creamy avocado hummus - a quick and easy dip that is full of flavour and a healthy snack.

 

Avocado Hummus
Yield: about 2 cups of hummus
 
Note: It’s not necessary to remove the skins from the chickpeas, but removing them will make for the smoothest hummus. If a bit of texture doesn’t bother you feel free to skip that step, but for a silky smooth hummus, take 5 minutes to remove the skins - totally worth it!
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1 540ml (19.5 fl. oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed and skins removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and tahini. Set aside. In the bowl of a food processor place the avocado, garlic, chickpeas, salt, and cilantro and process until combined. Add the lime juice and process again. Then as the food processor is running, drizzle in the tahini mixture and process until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Hummus will keep well in the refrigerator in a sealed container for 5-7 days.
Notes
Source: Adapted from my roasted red pepper hummus.

Avocado Hummus - Smooth and creamy avocado hummus - a quick and easy dip that is full of flavour and a healthy snack.

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Comments

  1. Catherine says

    I’d be delighted to buy half your receipt of any hummus!
    Just let me know when to come and pick it up. :)

  2. says

    I love this idea, it’s such a fun twist on classic hummus! My girls love both hummus and avocado so they will go crazy for this, my youngest is super into dipping everything right now.

    • stacey says

      My kids have never been into dips, I totally don’t get it. Only my youngest will even try any kind of dip! He wouldn’t try this just cause it was green! :) Thanks Sara!

    • stacey says

      Right? How can you not like avocado? I don’t understand it at all. But then, I think most kids aren’t really fans! :) Thanks Medha!

  3. says

    I loveeee pretty much any flavor of hummus! I’ve never tried with avocado … but I need to! This looks wonderful! I sometimes wish my husband didn’t like hummus … he always beats me and eats almost all of it!

  4. says

    haha yay for eating the whole thing by yourself Stacey! Yes I can see your family is missing out, big time because this hummus looks so good and has all these delicious ingredients in it. What’s not to love?

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