Avocado Hummus

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AVOCADO-HUMMUS

I eat a lot of avocados.  I toss them in my soups and salads.  I eat them plain straight from the skins with nothing more than a little freshly cracked pepper and a spoon.  I really love mashed avocado on toast (although I don’t do much bread these days).  So, adding a couple of ripe avocados to the food processor while I was whipping up some hummus seemed like a no-brainer.  This Avocado Hummus has a great flavor…think of it as guacamole with the added nutritional benefits from the chickpeas.

AVOCADO-HUMMUS

The great thing about avocados, besides their incredible flavor and buttery texture, is they offer a wide range of important nutritional benefits, such as potassium (which helps control blood pressure) and lutein (which promotes good eye health). They’re also a good source of the B vitamins (except B-12), vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, fiber and phytonutrients.

AVOCADO-HUMMUS

You can obviously serve this Avocado Hummus with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, veggies….or you can use it to make yourself a heart-healthy sandwich.  Either on bread…or stuffed in Romaine lettuce leaves.  Sometimes when I make this hummus, I’ll add some fresh jalapeño to give it a little kick.  You can keep this hummus creamy – or fold in some mashed avocado to give it a little texture.  I personally like it with the pieces of avocado.  Something to sink my teeth into.  But, either way, you’ll love this Avocado Hummus!!

Enjoy

~ Deb

Avocado Hummus

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Total Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (reserve 1/2 avocado)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (more for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh jalapeno (optional)
 

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients (except for 1/2 of an avocado) to a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Chop or mash the remaining half of avocado and fold into the hummus for a chunky texture.  If you prefer a smooth hummus, then add all of the avocado and process until smooth.

One Response to “Avocado Hummus”

  1. I Wilkerson — August 17, 2015 @ 10:53 pm (#)

    I love avocados–as guacamole, on burgers, in sandwiches, salads. Now one more way to love them!

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