Avocado Hummus Recipe

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You don’t need to be a food expert to put unique twists on common foods. For example, this avocado hummus dip is a great substitute for guacamole and typical avocado snacks.

If you love a good hummus dip, you have to give this one a try. It’s rich, creamy, and goes great with just about anything you care to dip in it.

A cracker spread with Avocado Hummus.

What Is Avocado Hummus?

It’s a delicious blend of regular hummus and avocado. The spices are just slightly different from traditional hummus, making the flavor uniquely delicious.

Is Avocado Hummus Healthy?

Absolutely! Both hummus (made primarily of chickpeas and tahini) and avocados are excellent, healthy foods. Barring any allergies, they are great options for good nutrition if enjoyed in moderation. This is a good source of healthy fats.

What Is Tahini?

Think of peanut butter, but instead of peanuts, it’s made with sesame seeds. It’s a paste or “butter” made from sesame seeds. It’s delicious when flavored with garlic and salt, but you can add a lot of other things to it as well. It is a key ingredient in hummus.

Does Avocado Hummus Turn Brown?

Hummus is supposed to have lemon juice blended into it. So if the hummus you have made has it, your avocado will not turn brown. If it doesn’t, you may notice a slight browning. But since your hummus is already tan/brown, it shouldn’t be too significant. However, I highly recommend lemon juice.

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Can You Eat Avocado Hummus If The Avocado Turned Brown?

It depends on how long you’ve had it and if you’ve stored it properly. Never keep this over 4 days and make sure it’s packed up well. I like to put it in a container, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the hummus, and then put the lid on the container.

If you’ve had this for less than 4 days and notice some browning, smell it. If it smells alright, taste it. If it tastes okay, you’re good to go. If not, toss it. Remember, just because an avocado has browned, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily bad. But the avocado flavor does become far more pronounced once it does.

How to Make Creamy Avocado Hummus

If you want your hummus to be creamier, you have two choices.

  1. Blend in more avocado.
  2. Blend in more liquid.

What Can You Serve With Avocado Hummus?

It’s a pretty versatile dip, but pretty much anything you can dip into regular hummus will work here as well.

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Raw broccoli florets
  • Raw cauliflower florets
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber stick
  • Sliced bell peppers (any color, but red peppers are yummy.)
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole grain pita bread
  • Plantain chips
  • Toast
  • Pita chips
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How To Make Spicy Avocado Hummus

If you prefer some spicy kick to your hummus, you can stir in a ¼ to a ½ tsp. of cayenne pepper. Alternatively, you can blend in a ½ to a whole jalapeno pepper. For a serious kick, blend the jalapeno seeds as well.

Avocado Hummus Ingredients

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15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – Drained, no sugar added.

2 medium ripe avocados

4 tbsp. olive oil

½ tsp. ground cumin

1 medium lime

1 medium garlic clove

Salt and pepper – to taste

2-3 tbsp. Chickpeas water – optional for consistency

Topping

1 – 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp. sesame seeds

½ tsp. paprika – optional

How To Make Avocado Hummus

The ingredients for this Avocado Hummus Recipe collected on a white countertop.

To prepare this delicious and healthy avocado hummus, we will start by taking our canned or boiled chickpeas and placing them into a food processor.

Chickpeas and an avocado in a food processor bowl.

Next, we will take our avocados and remove the seeds and skin. Add them into the food processor as well.

Adding oil to a food processor.

To finish, we will add salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, and cumin into the food processor and blend them until it becomes creamy and smooth. Add some chickpeas water to make it smoother if needed.

A woman's hand dipping a cracker into a bowl of avocado hummus.

Top with parsley, olive oil, and sesame seeds, and paprika for garnish.

How to Store Avocado Hummus?

You can store it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Make sure it is packed well in an airtight container.

Can You Freeze Avocado Hummus?

You can! Pack it well and keep it in an airtight container, in the freezer, for up to 3 months.

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Avocado Hummus

Delicious dip that is great for parties, gatherings, and snacks.
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Course: Dips
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 260kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • 1 Food processor

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. canned chickpeas (drained, no sugar added)
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (bottled works too)
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 medium lime (juiced – about 1 tbsp.)
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp. chickpea water (optional, for consistency)

Garnish

  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped curly parsley (not Italian/flat leaf parsley)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp. paprika

Instructions

  • Pour the chickpeas into a food processor.
    The ingredients for this Avocado Hummus Recipe collected on a white countertop.
  • Cut the avocados, remove the seeds and spoon the flesh into the food processor with the chickpeas.
    Chickpeas and an avocado in a food processor bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, and cumin to the food processor and blend everything together until it becomes creamy and smooth.
    Add some chickpea water to make it smoother if needed. If you already discarded it, a little water will do the trick.
    The blended hummus sitting in a food processor bowl.
  • Top with parsley, olive oil, sesame seeds, and paprika for garnish.
    An overhead view looking down into two black bowls filled with Avocado Hummus.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 311IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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