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5 from 6 votes

Avocado Hummus

This avocado hummus is creamy and smooth and totally delicious. It's super easy to make, highly nutritious and makes a perfect dip or spread!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 169kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 15 ounce Can Chickpeas Drained
  • cup Tahini (80g)
  • 4 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • 1 Medium Avocado Peeled and Sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil Extra Virgin

For Serving: 

  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • Pita Breads

Instructions

  • Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into a bowl. Crush the garlic and add it to the lemon juice. Leave it to soak in the lemon juice for a few minutes.  
  • Add the chickpeas, lemon juice and garlic mix, tahini and 2 Tbsp of the cold water to the food processor and process until chunky. 
  • Add the avocado, salt, cumin, olive oil and remaining 2 Tbsp cold water and process until smooth. 
  • Serve with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some fresh chopped parsley. Add pita breads or tortilla chips for dipping. 

Notes

  1. Garlic: Soaking the fresh garlic in freshly squeezed lemon juice takes the bite out of the raw garlic while keeping all the flavor. 
  2. Chickpeas: This recipe uses one 15-ounce (425g) can of chickpeas, drained. If you want to use cooked chickpeas then the amount to use would be 1 and ½ cups cooked chickpeas. 
  3. Avocado: You can use more avocado if you want to. This really tastes like a perfect mix between guacamole and hummus, but if you'd like the flavor to be more guacamole than hummus then you are free to add more avocado. 
  4. The avocado must be perfectly ripe. It should give a little under your fingers when you squeeze it but it should be firm, not hard and not too soft. 
  5. Let the food processor run for a few minutes to get your hummus really smooth. 
  6. Storing: Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge and consumed within 2 days. It is best when fresh. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4.6g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 245mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 1.8g