Alas, two plant-based favorites – the avocado and hummus – have joined forces to create something we admittedly regret not having discovered sooner.
Avocado hummus is a smooth, creamy dip or spread that sits somewhere between guacamole and hummus, without being decidedly either. It has all the fixings you’ll find in hummus, but its flavor profile takes a turn (and, for the better!) with the addition of avocado. The math adds up – hummus is pretty amazing and avocados are a life necessity, so it only makes sense that when married together, the offspring would be that much more incredible. Just when you thought it was impossible, your go-to snack just got that much better!
This avocado hummus recipe is a straightforward stepping stone into the world of mixing and matching these two delectable treats. The cumin and soy sauce add a touch of unique flavor subtle enough to almost go undetected. Meanwhile, the zest from the lemon juice and the depth of the garlic offset the neutrality of the chickpeas and avocado. If you are looking to dash some of the fat calories, nix the tahini altogether.
Once you’ve mastered this recipe, move on to other variations. Think of it like taking an ordinary hummus recipe, turning it into a unique concoction, and then just adding avocado. Couldn’t be any easier. But for now, enjoy the basics with this delightful avocado hummus.
- 15 ounces cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 ripe avocados, peeled, cored and chopped
- ½ cup olive oil
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- Dash of soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place the chickpeas, avocado, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, soy sauce, and salt and pepper into a food processor. While blending, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined and the mixture is smooth.
Serve with vegetable crudités or toasted pita bread.
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