Easy Avocado Hummus

By Rena |

Rich and creamy Avocado Hummus Recipe that’s a slightly better version of hummus. A perfect side dish to complement any meal, and a great on-the-go snack with veggies.

top view hummus with pita chips

When guacamole meets hummus you get avocado hummus! Easy to make, creamy rich, and full of flavor. They are great to serve as a side dish, as a veggie dip, or use as a spread in sandwiches and wraps. This easy and scrumptious hummus recipe can be ready in just 10 minutes. Also, this recipe is naturally gluten-free and a great source of plant-based protein.

Why you need to try this hummus

  • Easy: it takes just about 10 minutes of your time to make this avocado hummus. With a handful of ingredients and a food processor, it will be ready in no time.
  • Healthy: simple and clean ingredients. Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein.
  • Delicious: creamy and rich in flavor, this homemade hummus is full of flavor and so tasty!

Ingredients you will need

Garbanzo beans/chickpeas
Ripe avocado
Garlic
Olive oil
Lime
Paprika
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

ingredients for the avocado hummus

How to make this homemade hummus

  • First, in a food processor add in garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic, juice of half of a lime, paprika and blend it for about 1 minute.
  • Then, add in avocado and season with salt and pepper (I started with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper) and blend it until smooth and creamy. Taste it and add more salt and pepper to your likeness.
  • Next, serve it on a serving bowl or plate and drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle some more paprika or red pepper flakes.
  • Finally, enjoy it with some pita chips or veggies.

FAQ’s and tips

  • use your favorite brand of chickpea 
  • lemons can be used in place of lime
  • it is best to use very ripe avocados to make this recipe
  • serve with your favorite veggies instead of pita chips
  • Also, you may remove the skin of the chickpeas but this is optional
  • optional: add 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • to garnish you can use olive oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil
blended avocado and hummus

Is homemade hummus good for you

Chickpeas are high in fiber, antioxidants, and plant-based protein for those who are on a vegetarian or vegan diet. They are also high in iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins. In moderation, including homemade hummus is a good idea in moderation.

Is hummus better with or without tahini

Traditional homemade hummus calls for tahini which gives it a unique toasty and tangy taste. Some may like their hummus without tahini and that would still be fine if they choose to reduce their fat intake. Most store-bought or restaurant hummus would have tahini. Our avocado hummus does not have tahini because the avocado makes up for the lack of it and still get a creamy rich hummus.

How do you make hummus from scratch

Making hummus is quite simple. You need garbanzo beans (chickpeas) olive oil, garlic, tahini, and some spices like paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. To learn how to make a homemade traditional hummus recipe from scratch check out our How to make homemade hummus recipe

side view of hummus on a plate

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top view of hummus in white bowl with pita chips for serving

Easy Avocado Hummus

Easy and creamy hummus recipe with avocado, lime, garlic, and paprika. Perfect side dish for your cookout.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 15 oz garbanzo beans/chickpeas one can, drained
  • 1 medium medium ripe avocado
  • 1 clove of garlic skin peeled
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: fresh pepper flakes, cilantro leaces, olive oil.

Instructions

  • In a food processor add in garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic, juice of half of a lime, paprika and blend it for about 1 minute.
  • Add in avocado and season with salt and pepper (I started with 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp black pepper) and blend it until smooth and creamy. Taste it and add more salt and pepper to your likeness
  • Serve it on a serving bowl or plate and drizzle more olive oil and sprinkle some more paprika or red pepper flakes. Garnish with some olive oil, and enjoy with some pita chips or veggies.

Notes

Substitutes:
  • use your favorite brand of chickpea 
  • lemons can be used in place of lime
  • optional: add 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • to garnish you can use olive oil, avocado oil, or grapeseed oil
Storage:
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
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