Middle Eastern

Avocado Hummus

avohummus

 

a superfood, avocado is filled with fiber, healthy fats, and lots of other essential vitamins and minerals

Avocados are really smooth and creamy and paired with hummus it’s a match made in heaven. Avocados are full of dietary fiber, which besides helping aid digestive health, can help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. They are also full of healthy omega-3 fats which help increase “good” cholesterol levels. They also contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, copper, folate, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin E, and vitamin C which serve vital functions within our bodies. I used lime instead of lemon (which is what is traditionally used in hummus) because lime plus avocado is a divine combination!

Avocado Hummus

Ingredients:

One 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 to 1.5 tbs tahini
1/2 tbs olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1 large ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 full medium sized lime
2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp ground sea salt
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1 tbs fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add olive oil and garlic to a small skillet on medium heat. Allow garlic to become golden brown then remove from heat.
  2. Add garlic and the olive oil it roasted in into a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients and blend well.
  3. If hummus seems too thick (and it most likely will be with the addition of the avocado) add water in slowly to reach your desired consistency, 1 tbs at a time. Carefully balance spices with the more water you add. Blend until very creamy and smooth.
  4. Add to serving plate, garnish with fresh parsley. Let cool in the fridge for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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1 Comment

  • Reply dori March 8, 2016 at 12:47 am

    whhhaatt. My two favorite foods combined. Too good to be true.

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