Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Avocado Hummus Recipe

hummus-recipeHummus is a natural, vegan food than can pair well with nearly any diet. The main  ingredient in Hummus are Chickpeas, which are an excellent source of fiber. You can find countless Hummus variations in stores, but I prefer the taste of fresh, homemade Hummus. As much as I enjoy, Hummus, I also enjoy avocados, which are full of healthy fats and have numerous health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and improving overall heart health. I have paired the two together for a delicious, healthy, gluten-free snack which is far more tastier than any store bought Hummus.


1/2 lb cooked chickpeas, drained
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp Tahini
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1 large avocado


  1. Cut avocado in half, and remove pit.
  2. Drain beans and rinse until water runs clear. Puree beans and garlic in a food processor.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. Add more salt and/or lemon juice if desired.
  4. Transfer to a container, cover and chill until ready to serve.


  1. This sounds delicious, and I have all the ingredients except for the Tahini. I wonder if there is something I can use instead. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love hummus and I love guacamole. I make both and this is like the in-between. Going to try it, thanks!

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  4. That sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the comment! I hope you have a great week as well :]

    I've always been a little iffy about hummus but that pic looks good. I may have to try this! Thanks!

  6. This looks so good! I too have been afraid to try hummus, this might break me in.

  7. Just made this and it came out great! Made quite a bit too. Thanks!

  8. I love Avocado and Hummus! So I'm glad I saw your recipe! I'll have to try it with some pita chips!


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