Avocado Hummus

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One of my favorite light meals is veggies and hummus. They are healthy, filling, delicious, and quick! I love to put together a beautiful platter of fresh vegetables with a big bowl of hummus in the middle.  It comes together so quickly but the finished product looks like you really put a lot of work into it.  I love that!

I must admit that usually I buy hummus – but every time I make it I ask myself why I don’t do that more often because it is SO easy and So delicious!  Plus you can flavor it any way you want.  This recipe is for avocado hummus – if you like guacamole, you are going to love this dip!

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This recipe is seriously so easy.  You just blend together a can of chickpeas with 2 avocados and then season it up! The flavors are very similar to guac, which can only be a good thing in my book.  There is lime, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne – lots of delicious flavor going on in here.   The chickpeas and the olive oil give it that unique hummus texture and flavor , although you really could serve it with tortilla chips and salsa if you want!

Avocado Hummus | chezcateylou.com

And look how gorgeous this hummus is – I love the green color!   This would be the perfect thing to serve at a party or while watching football.  I know football usually involves buffalo sauce and cheese, but why not make something a little healthier while people are still sticking to their new years resolutions?  And it is so tasty – this dip will definitely be a crowd pleaser.  I think I found my new favorite hummus recipe!

Avocado Hummus | chezcateylou.com

Avocado Hummus | chezcateylou.com

Avocado Hummus

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

A healthy, filling, and delicious snack that's quick and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1 15.5oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 1.5 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, blend together all ingredients (except cilantro) until smooth. Taste, and adjust seasonings according to your preference. Stir in the fresh cilantro. Spoon into a bowl and serve, topping with a drizzle of olive oil if desired.
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Comments

  1. says

    This sounds delicious, Cate! Who doesn’t love avocados. This would be delicious as a spread, on a sandwich or wrap. Can’t wait to make it.

  2. says

    I can never get enough of avocado no matter how it’s prepared. I like all the wonderful spices you use and the idea of combining avocado with chickpeas. Sounds like a great dish to serve in my next party! Great recipe!

  3. says

    Such a smart idea! I’ve made sweet potato hummus in the past but never thought of avocado hummus before! Brilliant… and delicious! Can’t wait to try… my wife is obsessed with any avocado. This will make her VERY happy :)

  4. says

    I adore hummus! It is one of the few dips I can sit and eat mindlessly until almost the entire container is gone. Guacamole comes in at a close second so this is a perfect combination! I love your photos by the way definitely pinning :).

  5. says

    Avocado AND hummus?! I’m sold! At the airport the other day, I watched a family throw away an unopened container of hummus that came in an airplane snack box, because none of them liked hummus. How is that even possible?!?

  6. says

    This is GENIUS!!! You are seriously so smart!! I love (LOVE!) avocado and I love (LOVE!) hummus … so this is perfect! Mmmm … with veggies, pita chips, tortilla chips, on a sandwich … the possibilities are endless! Pinning for my readers now – and I can’t wait to make this! Which will be happening very soon! :)

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