The Best Avocado Hummus

Guacamole or hummus?
To make the best avocado hummus combine these two ingredients to make delicious extra nutritious hummus. Severed with baked cherry tomatoes, sourdough bread and alfalfa sprouts. Just think about all the nutrients in this simple meal. Additional information related to hummus can be found below 🔽

Avocado Hummus

Key Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients with the exact amounts and step-by-step instructions you can find in the RECIPE CARD below.

  • Chickpeas
  • Cumin powder
  • Tahini
  • Garlic cloves
  • Avocados
  • Cold water
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh parsley

Notes on ingredients

Chickpeas – I often make hummus on the spare of the moment so I like to use a jar of organic chickpeas, its so easy! The brand I love is those from Cal Valls.

Cumin Powder – Organic grond cumi powder

Tahini – I use the toasted tahini

Garlic Cloves – I use raw garlic, but if raw garlic tends to repeat on you which happens often in older heads of garlic. If this is the case, you can always remove the germ from the centre of the clove.

Avocados – I buy them hard and keep them in the fridge until two days before I want to use them.

Cold Water – Depending on your desired thickness, add a little mor water.

Virgin Olive Oil – Cold pressed organic olive oil

Salt – Himalayan salt

Parsley – Depending on the season, I nearly always use parsley that I am growing on my terrace.

How to make summary

A complete list of ingredients with the exact amounts and step-by-step instructions you can find in the RECIPE CARD below.

The great thing about making hummus is that it is just so easy to prepare and you have whipped up an excellent dip in just 10 minutes. Peel and remove the stone from the avocados, add all the ingredients into a blender and bobs your uncle, you have a delicious and extra nutritious creamy hummus. Add water until you reach your desired texture.

Serve it with a crunchy salad, crackers or bread of choice. Why not get creative and slice up some radish, celery, cucumber or even crunchy steamed broccoli or cauliflower.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Hummus Healthy?

Hummus is known to have plenty of nutrients and contains a huge amount of fibre, healthy fats, potassium, and plenty of protein. The main ingredients in hummus are mashed up chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, raw garlic, tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds), and spices like cumin or paprika can also be added to this nourishing healthy creamy dip. All of these ingredients are extremely nutritious.

What is Tahini?

Tahini is a paste obtained from ground sesame seeds and makes the hummus taste incredibly delicious.

Variations that you can make to the classic hummus

This is a classic hummus recipe with added avocado, but you can create all sorts of variations of hummus. Some of my favourites you can find by clicking the links below:

Beetroot Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Spinach & Avacado Hummus


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What is hummus?

Hummus is an ancient recipe from the Middle East composed of chickpeas sometimes called garbanzo beans, and tahini a paste similar in texture to peanut butter that is made from sesame seeds. It is pureed into a creamy paste and is typically eaten with flatbread or pita. It can be also eaten as a dip for salad vegetables.

Chickpeas and sesame seeds are extremely nutritious which makes hummus a nutritionist’s delight. Additionally, they are also a good source of protein, potassium and fibre. In the US and other Western countries, hummus is eaten in many forms, and the fine texture of this purée means that cooks from all over the world offer various variants depending on customs and simplicity.


Avocado

Avocados, also known as alligator pears or butter fruit are pear-shaped fruit with green-black skin and a large stone that has a delicious yellow-green edible pulp. Not only can it be added to hummus or other creamy dips, you can make the mouth watering guacamole. They can be spread on toast, added to salads, wraps, sandwiches and used as a substitute for sour cream or mayonnaise, it can be pickled and it can even be stuffed but best of all it can be added to smoothies or even made into ice-cream.

Avocado Nutrition

Avocados are extremely nutritious are very high in calories because they are high in fat, but it’s monounsaturated fat, which is a “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, so as long as you eat them in moderation it isn’t a call for concern. See How Healthy is Hummus?

Amazingly they offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 50-gram serving, you receive:

  • 440 milligrams of potassium
  • 0.127 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 40 micrograms of folate
  • 1.04 milligrams of vitamin E
  • 5 milligrams of vitamin C 

The good news is that avocados are low in sugar and high in fibre, which helps you feeling full for a longer.

Avocado Preparation

Store avocados at room temperature, but remember that they mature quickly roughly around 4-5 days. When the skin turns purple-blackish, they have ripened and you should be able to give them a little pressure.

Dirt and bacteria can be transferred from the knife onto the pulp, therefore it is important to wash the skin thoroughly.


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The Best Avocado Hummus

To make the best avocado hummus combine these two ingredients to make delicious extra nutritious hummus. Severed with baked cherry tomatoes, sourdough bread and alfalfa sprouts.
by Julie Anne Jenks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories -160 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Blender To blend the hummus to make a creamy dip

Ingredients  

  • 400 g Cooked Chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Avocados
  • 80 ml Cold Water
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Handful of fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • First you will have to drain the chickpeas. Remove the skin and stone from the avocado and garlic.
  • Then combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. NOTE: keep adding a little water until you reach the desired texture.
  • Serve with a variety of salad ingredients, crackers, and bread. Why not get creative and chop up some radish, celery, cucumber, or even crispy broccoli or cauliflower for decoration or to simply enjoy dipping them into the wonderful hummus.

Notes & Suggestions

 

Variations you can make to the classic hummus

This is a classic hummus recipe where I add avocado for extra flavour and nutrition, but you can create all kinds of hummus variations.
 
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Nutrition Profile:

Calories: -160kcal

The Nutritional information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically per serving

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    1. I find by blending parsley into my food brings out the flavour of that dish, the same way lemon juice can make a dish taste better. Parsley has a mild flavour and plenty of vitamins and minerals making the dish extra healthy.
      Hope this has helped you.

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