Avocado Hummus

Do you know that 90 percent of the time you can find an avocado in my fridge?  Its true.  I keep them on hand like most people keep eggs.  But I have to confess that most of the time my avocados are pretty boring.  I like them plain or on toast with some salt.  Or guacamole.  [Love guacamole!]  Kinda sad for a self professed avocado lover, huh?  I’ve decided to break out of my basic avocado rut.  And I’m starting with this avocado hummus.  [Oh yes.]

Easy Avocado Hummus

The last time I made hummus I used a large can of chickpeas and we ended up with a lot of hummus.  We ate hummus for a week.  Which is totally cool with me, but holy hummus.  I decided to scale down this recipe and used a regular size can of chickpeas.  [A 14.5 ouncer.]  And after I made the avocado hummus and taste tested it, I realized that was a bad decision. 

Avocado hummus

It was a bad idea because this hummus was so good.  So good that it was gone before the night was over.  So good that my husband told me “I like this better then your guacamole.”  [To which he got the stink eye and I mumbled something sarcastic under my breath before taking another chip with hummus.]  And at the end of the day, there was no avocado hummus left.  None.  Not even a smidgen. 

Easy avocado hummus recipe

The moral of this avocado story is that I will use a bigger can of chickpeas next time.  And that there will be a next time because holy avocado was this good!  And much to my husband’s disbelief, its not better then my guacamole.  Well, maybe its a little bit better.  And a little bit healthier.  And creamier.  Ok.  Avocado hummus wins.  [Don’t tell Ryon.] 

 

Avocado Hummus
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Ingredients
  1. 1 14.5 can chickpeas
  2. 1 small avocado, chopped
  3. 1 tsp garlic
  4. 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  5. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas.
  2. Add them along with your avocado and spices to the food processor.
  3. Blend for about one minute.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil through the food processor shot, while its still mixing.
  5. Mix for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
  6. Remove from processor.
  7. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can use more avocado for garnish, if preferred.
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Kelley
Kelley is a work at home mom who loves making her kids laugh. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and the everyday chaos of life.
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    • says

      I love them in everything too! I use them in smoothies but I need to venture out and try other things with them. I hear they are great with chocolate!

  1. says

    It looks delicious, I have to try it! I love avocado but have the same problem, I always eat it in the “usual” way, which in my case is cut into small pieces and simply dressed with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • says

      Avocado is so versatile yet I always find myself just eating them plain too. Glad to know Im not alone! Hope you enjoy this hummus if you try it!

  2. Sharon says

    Sounds wonderful. I will make it today with a SlimCado.
    What do you find to be the best way to keep your
    avocados fresh?
    I can eat hummus with a spoon as well as an avocado.
    Do you make your own plain hummus and if so
    do you use a recipe with tahini?
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Sharon

  3. Chelsea says

    I have found that putting lemon or lime juice on leftover avocado helps to keep it fresh longer. Leaving the seed in the unused portion seems to work, as well. I love the sound of this recipe and plan on making/eating it soon. Thanks!

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