Avocado Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas and fresh avocado that makes a healthy, gluten-free dip that is perfect for parties or just an afternoon snack.
This Avocado Hummus is the amazing combination of guacamole and hummus. Hummus is one of my favorite “dips”. It’s smooth, creamy, salty, tangy…it’s one of my go-to snacks. I have been making my own for years, I like being able to play with the flavors to come up with my own hummus recipes.
I’ve taken a little creative license with the standard hummus recipe and mixed it with another favorite of mine, guacamole. The flavors of cilantro, avocado, and lime juice that make guacamole so good go perfectly with the chickpeas and garlic, creating the perfect dip to scoop up onto pita chips!
How to Make Avocado Hummus:
Add the chickpeas, avocado, lime juice garlic, and cilantro to the bowl of a food processor or a blender.
Slowly add olive oil to the blender, a little at a time and blend until smooth and creamy. You are going for a spreadable consistency. I do this by opening the little hole on the top of m y blender and drizzling the oil in while it is running. You may need to stop it every so often and use a spoon to scrape down the sides.
Once it is smooth and to a thick, spreadable consistency season with salt to taste. Go slow and only add as much as you need.
Feel free to add extra garlic, cilantro, or lime juice to get it to a flavor you like!
What to Serve with Avocado Hummus:
I like to offer guests a variety of choices for what to dip in their hummus. A few of my favorites are:
- Bell pepper slices
- Pita bread
- Pita chips
How to Keep Avocado Hummus from Turning Brown:
The thing about avocado is that it turns brown quickly once it is exposed to the air. To keep your avocado hummus from turning brown store it in an airtight container. Before sealing the container place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the hummus and press it down against the surface of the hummus. This will block the air from reaching the dip and keep it from turning brown for a 2-3 days.
If you’re looking for something a little different from your standard dip to make for one of your parties this summer, or if you just need something new to snack I highly recommend giving this healthy hummus a try.
- Add first 4 ingredients to blender or food processor and then slowly add the lime juice and olive oil as you blend.
- Once it is smooth and to a thick, spreadable consistency you can add salt to taste.
- Feel free to add extra garlic, cilantro, or lime juice to get it to a flavor you like!
This post was originally published on May 27, 2015. It was republished with updated photos on June 17, 2019.