Gluten-free and delicious this Avocado Hummus is perfect for parties or just an afternoon snack.
Hummus is one of my favorite “dips”. I didn’t discover it until a few years ago but now it is one of my go-to snacks. Of course once I fell in love with hummus I had to learn how to make it myself. It was so easy! Now that I know what I’m doing I like to take a little creative license with the standard hummus recipe and try out different combinations. This avocado hummus is one of my favorites so far!
Hummus isn’t only delicious it is also gluten-free, and since I have several friends who have to steer clear of gluten that makes it great for parties. Last weekend I had some friends over for a cook-out and I made a big batch of my avocado hummus. All you need is a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), a ripe avocado, fresh cilantro, garlic, lime juice, olive oil, and salt. Throw the beans, avocado, cilantro, and garlic in a blender or food processor and then add lime juice and olive oil while you puree it. You are aiming for a smooth dip that is thick enough to spread. It should not be runny. Once you get it to the right consistency add salt to taste and it is ready to eat.
You can serve hummus with raw veggies but at my cookout the real star of the day was the Breton Gluten-Free Crackers that I served with the hummus. They were so good! We tried all 4 flavors but my personal favorites were the Breton White Bean with Salt & Pepper, and Breton Black Bean with Onion and Garlic. Beans are the main ingredients for both of those and each serving contains two grams of fiber and two grams of protein. They are also low in saturated fat, contain no artificial colors or flavors, no cholesterol and are trans-fat free. All Breton crackers are certified gluten free by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Gluten Free Certification Program but I’ll tell you you’ll find it hard to believe they’re gluten-free!
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 on you’ve gotta try this recipe. You won’t be sorry!
- 30 oz. Chick Peas (also called Garbanzo Beans)
- 1 Avocado
- ½ - 1 c Cilantro (start with ½ c and add more to taste)
- 1 tsp Garlic
- ¼ c Lime Juice
- ½ c Olive Oil
- 3 tsp Salt
- 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!
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