Although I often buy store-bought hummus when in a pinch, homemade hummus is simple to make. And, avocado hummus is one of my favorite hummus recipes, because it’s creamy and delicious. The first time I tasted avocado hummus was recently at one of our favorite restaurants. As usual, I savored each bite, trying to identify all the ingredients in the avocado hummus recipe.
Of course, the restaurant version was swimming in oil, so I left that part out! I did, however, mimic the smoked paprika sprinkled on the top and used it in the avocado hummus recipe to enhance the natural flavors of the chickpeas and avocado.
It’s not a secret that I love dips, sauces, and dressings. In order to indulge in my dipping obsession, I create healthy dressing, dips, and sauces, so I can eat exactly what I like. And, I like avocado hummus.
AVOCADO HUMMUS IS SIMPLE WITH VERY FEW INGREDIENTS
In my opinion, the fewer ingredients, the better. When I can make a recipe in one appliance, it’s also a win-win! My Kitchen-Aid Food Processor, for example, is one of my favorite kitchen appliances. For that reason, my food processor is one of my most used kitchen appliances, yet it has lived on for 20 plus years. Let’s hope it has 20 more years left in her.
AVOCADO HUMMUS INGREDIENTS
- Canned chickpeas
- Aquafaba (chickpea fluid in the can)
- Fresh lemon juice
- Smoke Paprika
Even though most hummus recipes call for oil, aquafaba works just as well, and it’s healthy. So, I skipped the oil. The secret, however, is in the lemon juice, avocado, and spices. But, keep it simple. Also, remember to add seasonings a little at a time. Everyone has different prefernces while it comes to seasoning, so start with a little and then add to your liking.
Once blended, place the avocado hummus in teh refriegrator until ready to serve. Because of the added lemon juice, it will not turn brown immediately. Instead, it will last a few days in the refrigerator if you have extras, which I doubt you will.
ARE YOU A DIPPER? HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE HEALTHY DIPS
- Beet Dip
- Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Vegan Layered Greek Dip
- Vegan 7 Layer Taco Dip
- Vegan Pumpkin Crack Dip
- Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Salad Dip
- Mustard Cheese Dip
- Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Bean Dip
- Basil White Bean and Chickpea Dip and Sandwich Spread
- Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip Fat-Free and Fabulous
- Vegan Low-Fat Edamame Hummus with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds