Avocado Hummus

I bought a lot of avocados the other day. Well, just four. But they came in a pack and were all rock hard and I figured they would each magically ripen in consecutive days. Not the case– they all became perfect at the same exact time. Probably should’ve stuck a few in a the fridge before to clockstopper them. Instead though it’s TO THE TILT-A-WHIRL aka food processor.


I’d been recently wanting to make hummus to use up the GIANT cans of chickpeas in my cupboard. And I’m always into different hummus flavors, so I figured to try this one out. I thought I was being cool but I googled and apparently this is actually a thing. Wutevr, allll the more reason/proof to consume it! On anything and everything, too. Some possible suggestions:

• Goldfish (one guy went for a swim and never made it out)fishies

• Chocolate cookies/anything chocolate (is this a preview for tomorrow WHO KNOWS)cooookie

• Bread (a modified avocado toast/superior alternative to butter)breddy

…And not gonna lie, I put some on yesterday’s leftover waffles and did not hate it one bit.

I think I decided that it tastes more like a smooth guacamole than like hummus. Until you think about it, and then it tastes more like creamy hummus than like guacamole. And then you stop thinking about it and it tastes like thick, churned butter. All three are delicious options though, so it’s up to you. This recipe is super adaptable to spice/flavor preferences, so play around with it! This one isn’t too spicy, but if you like it spicier you could add even a dash of sriracha or hot sauce. There’s also no added salt because the chickpeas were salty enough on their own, but if you have lower sodium chickpeas you may want to add a bit of salt.

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Avocado Hummus

Makes ~1.5 cups hummus

1 1/4 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed (a little bit of their juice in there too won’t hurt)

1/2 medium avocado

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp plain/honey/vanilla/whatever Greek yogurt

Super easy instructions about to come at you– Put the garlic in a food processor, and process until tiny and coating the bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients, tasting as you go to adjust for however you like it. Garnish with sprinkled cumin or cilantro. Enjoy!

Important side note- scooped-out avocados seriously look like little boats. Minus the sails and deck and pirates but still. Cool.


2 thoughts on “Avocado Hummus

  1. I think some goldfish swimming around the boat, with a pastry deck, lettuce leaf sail, and gingerbread pirates should be your next project ;-). Harhar!

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