Monday, July 2, 2012

Avocado Hummus

  It was a rainy weekend in Houston, meaning that I had grand plans to take-on my ever growing "to-do" list, but instead, I gave it the occasional glance as I laid on my couch. Just when I started feeling completely worthless, I realized, hey, there is one thing that will get me movin' (at least momentarily). Snack time. And then, I had another revelation. I had everything I needed to whip up a batch of hummus. Avocado Hummus. Wooooot. I also had a bell pepper, some crackers, AND pretzel chips for accoutrement. Boy, was I happy. The only dip-worthy mate missing was the pita chip, because, well...  I've had to ban myself from buying them after some unfortunate entire-bag-disappears-in-one-night incidents. Why are pita chips SO good?!

Anyhow, after I made the hummus, I was even more pleased. I eat hummus frequently, but rarely do I indulge in the homemade variety, unless I'm eating at a Mediterranean restaurant. I thought the hummus I regularly bought was good, but dang, this hummus was gooood. Even to this day, I sometimes get surprised at how much better homemade food is than store-bought. AND it was surprisingly easy to make!

The only caveat being that this hummus will brown quickly because of the avocado, so it is best for sharing! I'm sure your friends and family won't mind. :)

With that said, let's get our snack on...

Printable Recipe

* 1 large avocado, pitted & diced
* 1 (15 oz.) can chick peas
* 1/4 cup liquid from the can of chick peas
* 1 lemon, zested & juiced
* 2 tablespoons Tahini paste
* 2 garlic cloves
* Salt, to taste
* Garnish ideas: olive oil, paprika, cayenne (just a pinch), cilantro, lime, jalapenos

* Blend everything in a food processor until smooth. (A blender may work, although I'm worried the hummus may be too thick.)

* And yes, that's it! Garnish to your desire (I used some olive oil and paprika) -- and it's time for some fresh snacking...

Note: This is how much I had left post-snack:

Recipe adapted from here


  1. This looks so tasty. Adding the avocado sounds amazing!

  2. Love love love humus and avocados, so why not put them together?! Good choice. YUM!


  3. Wow Leah, this looks so good. I too have pita chip bag disappearance incident. I know you can no eat just one, but did I have to eat the whole bag ;)

  4. Leah, thank you for visiting Amee's Savory Dish!! I am loving this gorgeous Avocado delicious!! I am thrilled to find your blog, as well. I love sharing recipes with other healthy foodies. :)

  5. This sounds awesome! I love eating avocados and am always looking for a new way to use them. Great recipe. Thanks!

  6. I am addicted to avocado. I have to give this a try. It looks delicious!

  7. Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks! I love the addition of avocado!