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White bowl with green dip, chickpeas and pita chips; on white wooden table

Creamy Avocado Hummus

  • Author: Paula Montenegro
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Dips
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: International

Description

A twist on the traditional recipe, this Avocado Hummus is super creamy, healthy and full of flavor! Make it with or without garlic, it stays fresh for several days and is amazing as a dip, in sandwiches or salads. 


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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe Haas avocados, scooped
  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (canned or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
  • 1 fat tablespoon of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 pita breads
  • Smoked paprika

Instructions

For the pita chips:

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF /150ºC.
  2. Open the pita bread and cut each half into 6 pieces (triangles or whatever shape you want).
  3. Scatter them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper and smoked paprika to taste.
  4. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until dried and toasted. Let cool completely and keep in tins or cookie jars. If they are not well dried they will lose their crunch quickly. Otherwise, they keep a few weeks.

For the hummus:

  1. In the bowl of the food processor mix chickpeas, avocados (peeled, cored, cut into chunks), the lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, some salt and pepper and process several minutes until very smooth.
  2. Check seasonings and add more juice and/or tahini and/or salt to taste.
  3. Serve with pita chips.
  4. Keep covered in the fridge with a thin layer of olive oil on top to prevent darkening.

Notes

Avocados: I highly recommend haas avocados (small and wrinkled) as the results will be superior.

Tahini: can be found in some supermarkets, gourmet shops, middle eastern markets or you can buy it online Tahini 100% pure Sesame

Garlic: I don't use it for this recipe but it can be added. Roasted garlic works well too.

Serving: serve it with the pita chips mentioned above, with toast, as part of a sandwich or quesadilla, or as part of a budha bowl.

Storing: use a jar, add a thin layer of olive oil on top, close the lid and keep it in the fridge for several days. Even though the top starts to darken, below the hummus is green, similar to guacamole.

Keywords: avocado hummus

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