Avocado Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas and fresh avocado that makes a healthy, gluten-free dip that is the perfect dip for parties or just an afternoon snack.

dipping into Avocado Hummus with a pepper

Hummus. That delicious, creamy treat from the Middle East. Is there anything you can’t dip in it?  Chips, crackers, pita bread, naan, or vegetables are all delicious dipped in hummus. You can also add to sandwiches or wraps to give them extra flavor.

What could possibly make hummus better? Why adding delicious avocado, of course!

Our amazing avocado hummus dip is like hummus turned up to 11. Like if guacamole and hummus had a baby. Once you try this homemade hummus, you will make it for all your parties. It will be a guaranteed hit!

You can also try this avocado hummus recipe with our Mediterranean mezze platter,  Mediterranean antipasto platter, or as the base in our 5 layer Mediterranean dip .

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Avocado Hummus ingredients in a blender

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Chickpeas – Also known as garbanzo beans. This is the main ingredient in hummus. If you buy a couple of extra cans you can make our Mediterranean chickpea salad too!
  • Avocado – Make sure it’s nice and ripe. Have some extra? Try our Avocado Tuna Salad or Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
  • Cilantro – You can add this to your taste.
  • Garlic – You can never have too much garlic!
  • Lime Juice – You can use fresh or bottled juice. This not only adds a nice zest to your flavor, but also helps keep the avocado from turning brown so quickly.
  • Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil adds a nice, light flavor to your dip.
  • Salt – Add salt to taste.
Avocado Hummus in a black bowl

How to Make Hummus in a Blender

Step 1 – Drain and rinse chickpeas. Drain and rinse your chickpeas well. Add them to the bowl of your food processor or blender.

Step 2 – Add and blend. Add the avocado, lime juice garlic, and cilantro to the bowl of a food processor or a blender with your chickpeas.

Slowly add olive oil to the blender, a little at a time and blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You are going for a spreadable consistency. You can do this by adding a little oil at a time why the blender is running. You may need to stop it every so often and use a spoon to scrape down the sides.

Step 3 – Salt. 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!

red bell pepper dipped in Avocado Hummus
Is Avocado Hummus Healthy?

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, is not only fun to say but an excellent source of protein. It is known as a ‘complete protein’ because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. This makes them perfect if you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or just want a little extra protein in your diet!

Avocados are a great source of potassium, fiber, and folate. They are bursting with monounsaturated fats (healthy fats) that can help lower your bad cholesterol. They are also excellent for infants who need lots of healthy fats for their developing brains!

When you mix these two together you get a healthy and delicious superfood that you and your family will love!

How Do You Eat Avocado Hummus?

You can serve avocado hummus with everything. You can use it as a dip for tortilla chips, pita chips, cracker, naan, pita bread, or sliced vegetables such as celery, carrots, or bell peppers.

It is a delicious addition to any charcuterie board and works wonderfully as a spread for any sandwich or wrap.

Can You Freeze Avocado Hummus?

Yes, but freezing hummus can change the consistency and texture. Water crystals can form the longer it is in the freezer and then when the hummus thaws it that adds liquid to the hummus.

Store it in airtight container, leaving about 1/4 inch of space at the top as it will expand slightly as it freezes. It will keep in the freezer up to 2 months.

To serve, let it thaw completely in refrigerator then stir well and serve. Freezing hummus can change the consistency/texture some as water crystals can form the longer it is in the freezer and then the hummus thaws that adds liquid to the hummus.

Avocado Hummus dip in a bowl with pita and peppers slices

How to Store It

The bad 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 leftovers in your 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 should keep it from turning brown for about 2-3 days.

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Servings: 18
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Avocado Hummus

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.
a black bowl of Avocado Hummus
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5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 30 ounces Chickpeas, also called Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 – 1 cup Cilantro, start with 1/2 cup and add more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons Salt

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces, Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 134mg, Potassium: 203mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 121IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado hummus, hummus avocado, hummus dip, hummus in a blender, hummus with avocado