Avocado hummus? Filled with avocado, chickpeas, cilantro, lemon, cumin, garlic, spicy chili pepper, sesame seeds and olive oil, this is a delicious spin on a classic recipe! Avocado hummus is the perfect healthy appetizer to serve with fresh vegetables or crackers.
It's Alix and Hugo from A Hedgehog in the Kitchen, back again to share one of our favorite healthy recipes with you! We cook lots of international recipes in our Parisian kitchen and with all of the snow we've been having, we've been spending even more time than usual cooking cozy and tasty recipes.
At the moment, we are loving this creamy Thai Yellow Curry. Coconut milk, cheese, veggies, spices...Our kitchen smells amazing!
What makes Avocado Hummus a great snack?
Today we are sharing a recipe you are sure to love! It is simple, yet unique, and healthy as well. It is the perfect dip for your next cocktail party, a welcome addition on top of your favorite salad, or a healthy mid-afternoon snack. This avocado hummus is about to elevate your life!
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How to make Avocado Hummus
- We recommend making homemade tahini, but if you don't have the time, you can buy it online.
- Avocado hack - cut the inside of the avocado several times length wise and then several times width wise. This will make it so much easier to just scoop out the inside with a spoon to mash, rather than scooping out the avocado and then cutting it up into lots of little pieces when it is outside of its skin.
- Make sure to use fresh cilantro in this recipe for maximum flavor!
- Lemon tip - to make it easy to squeeze all of the lemon juice out of the lemon, roll the lemon along your countertop, making sure to roll all sides of the lemon, before cutting the lemon open.
- Avocado tip - to check to see if your avocado is ripe, squeeze it gently. It should yield slightly if ready to use.
We made this when we had friends over recently. We served it with grainy baguette and carrot sticks for dipping. It was a hit! We love entertaining and think it's important to have some easy recipes up your sleeve for when you host.
Avocado hummus is a combination of tasty and healthy ingredients : avocado, chickpeas, cilantro, cumin, garlic, spicy pepper, sesame seeds, lemon and olive oil.
Avocado Hummus Recipe
For the tahini :
- ¼ cup of sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp of olive oil
For the avocado hummus :
- 200 g of chickpeas
- 1 garlic clove
- The juice of ½ lemon
- ½ tsp of chili peppers
- ½ tsp of cumin powder
- ⅓ cup of yogurt
- 1 tbsp of fresh cilantro
- 1 large avocado
- Salt and black pepper
- Bread and carrots
To make the tahini :
- Mix sesame seeds and olive oil with a hand blender for 4-5 minutes until smooth.
To make the avocado hummus :
- Pour the chickpeas into the mixture and blend.
- Add the garlic clove, lemon, chili peppers and keep blending.
- Add the yogurt and blend again until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Add the avocado, salt, black pepper and blend.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl, sprinkle with chili pepper and top with fresh cilantro.
- Serve with carrot sticks and grainy baguette (or other favorite bread).
What is Avocado Hummus made of?
Avocado hummus is a delicious and healthy dip that combines the creaminess of avocado with the flavors of traditional hummus. It is typically made with chickpeas, avocado, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Is Avocado Hummus good for you?
Yes, avocado hummus can be a healthy food option when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, and B6. Chickpeas, which are the main ingredient in traditional hummus, are a great source of plant-based protein, fiber, and iron.
How long does Avocado Hummus last in the fridge?
In general, homemade avocado hummus can last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container. It's important to keep the container tightly sealed to prevent air exposure, which can cause the hummus to oxidize and spoil more quickly.
If you're not sure whether your avocado hummus is still good to eat, you can check for any signs of spoilage such as a sour smell or a moldy appearance. If you notice any of these signs, it's best to discard the hummus to avoid foodborne illness.
What to serve with Avocado Hummus?
You can serve avocado hummus with pita bread, crackers, veggies, or use it as a spread in sandwiches.