If classic hummus and guacamole got married and had a baby, this simple and delicious cilantro avocado hummus would be the result.
If you enjoy both hummus and guacamole, you’re sure to love this (literal) mashup. Serve as an appetizer with the usual hummus accompaniments — fresh pita, and raw veggies; or switch gears and serve with tortilla chips.
Few dips for fresh vegetables are as good as hummus, and that goes double for this avocado hummus — serve it with carrots, celery, bell peppers, turnips, crisp cucumber, summer squash, cauliflower, broccoli — whatever’s in the crisper and is good eaten raw.
This hummus-guac also great as a spread on sandwiches and bagels, and in wraps. And wow, do we have hummus variation on this site. Make sure to see Homemade Hummus, 12 Easy and Delicious Ways.
- 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
- 1 small or 1/2 medium ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- Juice of 1 lemon (or about 1/4 cup juice)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed (see note)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, or more, to taste
- Pinch of salt (optional) and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Olive oil for garnish, optional
- If you’d like, set aside a few chickpeas for garnish, though this is entirely optional. Combine the chickpeas in a food processor with the tahini, avocado, lemon juice, and optional garlic. Process until smoothly pureed.
- Add the cilantro, salt (if using unsalted or low-sodium chickpeas) and pepper to the food processor. Pulse on and off until the cilantro is finely chopped and incorporated into the hummus.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. If you’d like, top with a drizzle of olive oil and a few reserved chickpeas.
- Serve with pita wedges and/or raw vegetables as suggested in the headnote. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
If you'd like to use fresh garlic but don't like it raw, you can chop it and sauté briefly in a little olive oil.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 182Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
Nutrition data is always an estimate depending on program used to calculate and exact products used. This is given for informational purposes only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
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