Avocado Hummus

05.21.2014

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Avocado Hummus - so creamy! So easy!

Here’s how I want to get part of my veggie intake for the day! It’s like guacamole and hummus in one, and it is the smoothest and creamiest hummus I’ve ever had. My whole family loved this, kids included (and that’s saying something, I hated hummus when I was a kid). This can be made in under 10 minutes and it makes for the perfect midday snack. If you make it to take to a party, you likely will be coming home without a drop left. I seriously could not stop eating it and I didn’t have to feel guilty about it since it’s a healthy dip . This definitely beats having potato chips dipped in a mayo loaded ranch dip for an afternoon snack, or that candy bar we like to reach for when we think we are too hungry to wait for dinner. You might just find yourself craving this just as much as guacamole and tortilla chips.

If you’d like the avocado flavor to shine through more you can reduce the tahini slightly but if you want it to have more of a traditional hummus flavor leave it as it is. I did add the cilantro to mine, I just left it off for the pictures so you could see what the hummus looked like better (just in case you were wondering).

Enjoy!

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
  • Red pepper flakes, for topping

Directions

  • Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer.
  • Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2014/05/avocado-hummus/

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139 comments

  • Marije: This hummus looks absolutely delicious! Amazing pictures! May 21, 2014 at 9:57am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Marije! May 21, 2014 at 11:54am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Hello gorgeous! This stuff looks so buttery, creamy, smooth, and utterly perfect! And that collage, is just, sooooo eye-catching! love! pinned! May 21, 2014 at 10:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Averie! I was trying to get it to pop a little and I think it maybe does a little too much :). May 21, 2014 at 11:54am Reply

    • Tabby: I just made some of this and is amazing. July 22, 2015 at 4:37pm Reply

  • Becky @ Fun Fresh Feast: This looks amazing! I really think the only way hummus could be improved upon is by adding avocado. Trying it this week! May 21, 2014 at 10:44am Reply

  • Baby June: This sounds awesome! Sometimes I can’t decide between guacamole and hummus, so this looks like a great compromise! :) May 21, 2014 at 11:01am Reply

  • Annie: That looks amazing! May 21, 2014 at 12:33pm Reply

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen: I love how smooth and creamy this looks! So happy at have avocados at home now – can’t wait to make this! May 21, 2014 at 12:58pm Reply

  • Amanda @ .running with spoons.: Omigoodness now this looks absolutely delicious. You’ve just combined two of my current obsessions into one amazing spread that I would probably have trouble not eating in one sitting. Pinned! :D May 21, 2014 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): There’s nothing better than homemade hummus. I could easily eat my weight in this! May 21, 2014 at 1:28pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: I hated hummus as a kid too but have learned to love it! And this one, amazing! And so easy to make. May 21, 2014 at 2:42pm Reply

  • Leah: I am totally swooning over those photos ~ just stunning!! Great summer app idea! May 21, 2014 at 2:51pm Reply

  • Rachel @ Bakerita: I’m actually allergic to avocado…I know, such bad luck, but this sounds like my sister’s heaven! I’ll definitely have to send this recipe her way! May 21, 2014 at 3:03pm Reply

  • Carla Tedford: Hi,
    I’d like to know your brand of chickpeas, they are lovely. All the canned ones I find are scrawny and yucky looking. Thanks! May 21, 2014 at 4:57pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I actually just used a grocery store brand for this so I’d recommend just trying out the store brand ones. June 17, 2014 at 11:17pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: This looks absolutely amazing! I love the color, and it looks so smooth and creamy! May 22, 2014 at 3:24am Reply

  • Amanda: I love this, definitely having this at the table for our next party :) May 22, 2014 at 7:37am Reply

  • Fiona Heath: I am definitely making this for a revision snack. Thanks for the recipe. Fie x May 22, 2014 at 11:00am Reply

  • TONY: Great Idea ! what happen it you have left over? can you keep it in the fridge? would the avocado turn drown? I would like to try this.
    Tony May 22, 2014 at 1:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Mine was fine the next day because there’s so much lime juice in it. The very top may have lightly changed color but other than that it looked the same. I hope you love it! May 22, 2014 at 3:39pm Reply

    • Ashley: i wanted to know if you did this as a left over? I am meal prepping and would love to have this as a snack for at least 4days but also worried about the browning process of the avocado . Thanks January 25, 2015 at 7:34am Reply

      • Jaclyn: Mine didn’t last that long so I can’t say for sure at 4 days, my guess it that it would probably brown a bit by then. February 5, 2015 at 6:35pm Reply

      • Jill: Ashley and Jaclyn…..How about making a full recipe up to the step where you add the avocado, then divide it in half, and add half the avocado to half the hummus. Then two days later, you just add the remaining avocado to the second half of the hummus? It may not be a perfect idea, but it may simplify the process for a four day snack! Sounds and looks incredible, by the way! Blessings…. April 30, 2015 at 9:27pm Reply

        • Jaclyn: That should work great! April 30, 2015 at 9:40pm Reply

  • ami@naivecookcooks: This hummus looks so gorgeous and so creamy! Love! May 22, 2014 at 4:58pm Reply

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch: Such a gorgeous picture and I love the color from the avocado. May 22, 2014 at 7:18pm Reply

  • eve: I’m currently eating this. amazing! thanks for the recipe! May 23, 2014 at 9:06am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Eve! Thanks for leaving a review :)! May 23, 2014 at 9:33pm Reply

  • Christine |Taste of Divine: I made this today Jaclyn, and is delicious! I didn’t have any limes on hand, so I used lemon instead and it still came out great. Thanks for the recipe :) May 23, 2014 at 11:53am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this Christine and that the lemon subbed well! Thanks so much for your feedback! May 23, 2014 at 9:36pm Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: It’s mesmerizing! So beautiful! I need to try it soon! May 23, 2014 at 3:51pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Anna! June 12, 2014 at 11:09am Reply

  • Ambar: Love the recipe steps in pictures! May 24, 2014 at 5:24pm Reply

  • Gaby: Wow, this is amazing! I’ve been using avocado quite often recently. I must try it with hummus! May 25, 2014 at 4:50am Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: Jaclyn this looks crazy good! I love hummus and the addition of avocado sounds amazing!!!!! Pinned ;) May 26, 2014 at 5:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your comment and sharing Natasha :)! May 26, 2014 at 11:02am Reply

  • Penny: My daughter, who has always said she doesn’t like hummus because of the texture, just made this for me-and she loved it! So easy and delicious! May 26, 2014 at 9:29am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I love to hear that Penny! Thanks for leaving a comment! May 26, 2014 at 11:01am Reply

  • Emily: Love avocado and love hummus. Such a great idea to combine the two! Can’t wait to try. May 26, 2014 at 1:00pm Reply

  • Greg: Excellent recipe! I only used one avocado (instead of 2) and added a 1/4 chopped jalapeno pepper with a sprinkle of cyan pepper. I’ll never buy hummus in the store again; it is so easy to make it and it tastes a lot better home made. Again, thx. May 28, 2014 at 7:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Your version sounds great! I’ll have to try that! I am glad you liked it. June 19, 2014 at 11:00pm Reply

  • Courtney: I just made this… oh my GAWD. It is so delicious. I think it would be great with chopped tomatoes and red onion like a super guac! May 29, 2014 at 2:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback Courtney! Glad you liked it! May 30, 2014 at 6:26pm Reply

  • Karen Manasco: Jaclyn, thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I just made it, and although it is absolutely delicious right out of the food processor, it is going to be fantastic when it is cold!

    Definitely a great spread for turkey and crackers, or on a turkey sandwich. As if they were made for one another.

    Thank you! May 31, 2014 at 5:07pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your review Karen! I’m happy to hear you liked it! May 31, 2014 at 8:09pm Reply

  • Lexy: Is there another more affordable or common pantry item that can be substituted for tahini? Can it simply be omitted? June 2, 2014 at 7:22am Reply

  • Elyse S.: Oh goodness! I made this today and it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for this! My family doesn’t eat hummus and they were raging over this. June 5, 2014 at 7:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s great to hear Elyse! I’m so glad your family liked it! Thanks for your feedback! June 6, 2014 at 11:33pm Reply

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  • Amanda: Just made this and I love it. I added a little more lime juice, a little more cumin, and mixed some cilantro into it. Very fresh taste on this hot summer day. Thanks! June 22, 2014 at 2:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback Amanda! I’m so happy to hear you liked it! June 22, 2014 at 2:36pm Reply

  • Michelle: Here’s a recipe for Tahini

    http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-tahini-73859 June 24, 2014 at 9:04am Reply

  • Pam: This will be my first try at making hummus. I have a question about tahini. Are all brands pretty much the same? What ARE the popular brands? Finally, is it possible to use sesame oil instead of the tahini? Because I have a great bottle of sesame oil, with a wonderful taste and aroma. Thanks in advance for your help. Pam K June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: To be honest I think I’ve only tried two brand because my local grocery stores don’t have a lot of options, I like Krinos (the one pictured in the background of the ingredients). And I wouldn’t use the sesame oil because it has an entirely different flavor and a different consistency and it is very strong. I hope you do love this Pam! Wish I had more right now! June 26, 2014 at 12:12am Reply

    • Emelye: Pam … This is possibly too-little-too-late and I’m not sure if you have one close to you, but I love Trader Joe’s tahini. November 20, 2014 at 12:10am Reply

  • Patty: I cannot tell you how much my hubby and I LOVED this. I even made my own “Tahini” to go into it. BOTH were so very easy and so tasty. This is all over my FB and Pinterest it was just “That” good. Thank you SOOO much for sharing. June 30, 2014 at 5:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both liked it! Thanks for leaving a review! I’m going to have to try homemade tahini soon! June 30, 2014 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Sherry: Can’t wait to try…looks so good! July 6, 2014 at 12:59pm Reply

  • Shelley: Made this today! Delicious! However for my taste next time I will use 1/2 clove garlic. July 13, 2014 at 5:52am Reply

  • Michelle: I have literally just made this and everyone is loving it :) July 13, 2014 at 5:00pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad everyone’s enjoying it! July 13, 2014 at 6:44pm Reply

  • Mars: It was hit in the office. Great recipe July 15, 2014 at 2:00pm Reply

  • Rhiannon: Thank you so much for this recipie. I have been making kalmetta olive hummus for months now & was getting bored. :) Just made this w/ homemade chick peas rather than can (cheaper) It is DELICIOUS!! July 16, 2014 at 8:43am Reply

    • Laden: Hi !can yo please tell me how did you make homemade chick peas ?? December 19, 2015 at 7:32am Reply

  • Gabriele: I’ve been making this once a week for the past 3 weeks and it’s so delicious! I’ve been bringing hummus and cheese sandwiches to school as a study snack (just toast some good whole grain bread, a little light mayo, avocado hummus and Swiss). This is helping me get through bar exam studying!!! Thanks :) July 19, 2014 at 5:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome! So happy to hear you’ve enjoyed it so much! August 6, 2014 at 4:40pm Reply

  • MrsBuck: I’m in love! Just made this (also added some extra hot pepper flakes, I like everything hot) and I’m eating it with Brown Rice Red Bean Triscuits…OMG… :-) July 26, 2014 at 2:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Those triscuits sound tasty, I’ll have to look for them! Glad you liked this hummus! August 9, 2014 at 11:57pm Reply

  • Laura R.: This is CRAZY good!!!! Thank you! July 30, 2014 at 1:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re very welcome Laura! Thanks for your review! July 30, 2014 at 4:03pm Reply

  • Ann @ Dinner Is Served: I may never make regular hummus again after trying this. The flavors and texture are amazing. Seriously, if you love hummus and guacamole, you’re going to go crazy for this! August 10, 2014 at 9:32am Reply

  • Katherine: Great recipe! thank you for sharing ! :) I made it tonight for me and my girlfriend and was full filling and delish! THANKS AGAIN! :D August 11, 2014 at 11:46am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! So glad you liked it! August 13, 2014 at 9:11pm Reply

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  • Heidi: I JUST made this.. its still in the food processor, I stole a taste and couldn’t wait to write a review. SOO YUMMY. This was my first attempt at Hummus, and I can now say the best Hummus I’ve ever had was the one I made! =) The only thing I did different was blended a little cilantro in with the avocado, but my hugs and I are HUGE cilantro fans. Very good recipe! Will definently make it again! September 12, 2014 at 3:57pm Reply

  • Katie: Hello, Any idea what I could use to replace the lemon juice? We have a citrus allergy in the house! September 16, 2014 at 2:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I might try half the amount of some sort of vinegar light white wine just to add the acidity to it, then you may need a little more water. September 17, 2014 at 10:55pm Reply

      • Katie: Great! Thank you! September 18, 2014 at 7:00am Reply

  • Kathy Jo: Just made the hummus. Wonderful! My daughter and I LOVE IT! September 17, 2014 at 4:17pm Reply

  • tera w: Nutrition info on this please, would love to know calories per serving. Thanks. September 22, 2014 at 9:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have that for the recipes posted on here but there are sites that you can calculate it like caloriecount.about.com September 22, 2014 at 9:25pm Reply

  • Kim: How long can this be refrigerated for? Thanks! September 23, 2014 at 3:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think probably about 3 – 4 days. September 23, 2014 at 5:59pm Reply

  • Tina DiLeo: Oh yum!! This is a fabulous recipe idea! September 30, 2014 at 7:55pm Reply

  • Janet: Really delicious recipe. I found I needed to add a bit more liquid to get it to blend well, but my avocados weren’t as ripe as they should have been. This is as good as it looks! October 7, 2014 at 6:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Janet!! October 8, 2014 at 6:05pm Reply

  • Millie | Add A Little: This looks amazing Jaclyn – I love hummus so this is right up my street! (…pinning all your hummus recipes now haha!) October 11, 2014 at 12:37am Reply

  • Melissa: This looks delicious! I’m planning on making it for a holiday party as a healthy snack alternative to all the sweets! I was wondering though, I don’t have a food processor at home, could this be done in a blender? And if so, at what setting? December 8, 2014 at 4:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would depend on the blender, you’d likely need the attachment that some blenders brands offer that can puree a thicker consistency like the twister jar on the blendtec. December 8, 2014 at 4:36pm Reply

  • Carol: tip – save your avocado pits and when you refrigerate before serving or saving leftover it helps it from turning brown.

    I can hardly wait to try the recipe!! Thank you! December 23, 2014 at 10:43am Reply

  • Janet Fazio: This also looks like it would be great sandwich spread rather than mayo December 23, 2014 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Stephanie: I made this to take to a party and it was a hit. I came home with an empty container. December 23, 2014 at 11:38pm Reply

  • Mandy: How long can this stay after you make it? January 9, 2015 at 10:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Probably 2 days, it never lasts that long around here though :). January 15, 2015 at 9:09pm Reply

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  • Janette: I would always get this hummus from a local restaurant where I live and it was amazing! So glad I can now try and make it myself! Thanks for sharing this recipe! February 5, 2015 at 9:01pm Reply

  • Stacy: just curious if you can make this ahead or store it? Avocados get so brown, I didn’t know if the other ingredients stretch it’s length of use. February 12, 2015 at 7:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The lime juice in this helps slow it but I also recommend covering it with plastic wrap pressing directly against the surface and that helps a little bit too. February 23, 2015 at 6:36pm Reply

      • Heather: You could try leaving the avocado seed in it too, that is what I usually do with guacamole :-) April 9, 2015 at 8:04am Reply

  • Zena: Hi there, I just found your avocado and chickpea dip on Printerest. I just made it for the kids and we love it. Just popped by to say thanks. February 15, 2015 at 6:31pm Reply

  • christiana: This looks delicious! Does it matter what type of olive oil is used? February 16, 2015 at 10:18am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It shouldn’t matter, I might not use light though just because it doesn’t have as much flavor. February 23, 2015 at 6:55pm Reply

  • Catherine: I made this yesterday and it is amazing!!! Thank you!! :0) March 18, 2015 at 12:47pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you liked it Catherine! Thanks for your feedback! March 18, 2015 at 5:51pm Reply

  • Cheryl: Do you have to use the tahini? March 27, 2015 at 7:10am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No, but it won’t have quite as much flavor. It will be lacking that traditional hummus flavor and will be more like guacamole. April 15, 2015 at 10:40pm Reply

  • Douglas Larson: I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to replace tahini (sesame) in hummus recipes. I am allergic to sesame in all its forms and I love hummus. I have tried substituting numerous other ingredients for the sesame – white bean paste, sunflower seed butter, even nut butters (though most nut butters impart a strong flavor to the hummus). While the results of these substitutions taste okay they lack that something that makes traditional hummus so special and so yummy. Its a little amazing since most hummus recipes don’t call for much tahini. So, I have found that simply leaving out the tahini rather than substituting something else is actually the best approach. But, again, it lacks that something special that hummus has. Any additional ideas I can try to replace the tahini? March 27, 2015 at 11:08am Reply

  • Amber: About how many servings does this recipe make? April 8, 2015 at 1:01pm Reply

  • Heather: I never liked humus but the boyfriend does. So i decided to make this for him and I loved it. Now it’s my go to dish for potlucks and gatherings with friends. April 9, 2015 at 8:01am Reply

  • Rushina: Can you make this ahead of time? This looks delicious! What is your suggestion for serving this with? Pita chips still ok? April 10, 2015 at 11:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s good with veggies, tortilla chips, pita chips or you can add it to a wrap/sandwich. You can make it ahead of time but it will start to brown slightly after the first day. April 10, 2015 at 10:11pm Reply

  • Brigette: I made some all I can say is AMAZING !!! April 13, 2015 at 5:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you liked it Brigette! April 15, 2015 at 10:38pm Reply

  • Jacklyn: Hi,

    I was wondering what kind of food processor you have here? I am looking to buy a food processor and i want a good one that does the job – chopping veggies, making hummus, pesto, salsas, etc. April 15, 2015 at 7:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: This one is my 9-cup Cuisinart which I’ve really liked but my favorite is the Magimix I have. It works great for hummus, nut butters and so forth and it gets the job done in no time. April 15, 2015 at 10:32pm Reply

  • Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It: i love how beautiful this turned out! Such an innovated way to make hummas too! April 25, 2015 at 5:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review Trisha! I’m so glad you liked it! April 25, 2015 at 11:52pm Reply

  • Linda: This looks delicious. You combined the flavors of two of my things…hummus and avocados. I’m going to make this tomorrow for our family Mother’s Day Brunch. May 9, 2015 at 12:50pm Reply

  • nina: FAN-FREEKING-TASTIC!!! I just made this! I’m practically eating right of the food processor! !
    I’m in love! Lol
    Thanks May 31, 2015 at 1:08pm Reply

  • Shannon: I had a question, I don’t have a food processor could you use a blender? Am dying to try this? June 23, 2015 at 9:35pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: If you have one of those attachments for blenders that’s made for hummus, nut butters and so forth then yes, otherwise I don’t think it will work. June 24, 2015 at 10:27pm Reply

      • eve: i only have an old fashioned very powerful Braun Blender. what’s the worse that can happen??…..don’t think too much. will let you know outcome. August 15, 2015 at 10:37am Reply

  • Betsey: Looks perfect! One question….does it turn brown like guacamole, or will it keep a day or two and still look as pretty & green? July 23, 2015 at 5:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The top layer will brown a little bit, I recommend storing it with plastic wrap pressed against the top surface to reduce browning. Hope you try it and love it! July 24, 2015 at 12:25am Reply

      • Betsey: Made the dip and good news: it does NOT turn brown!!! Also, kept in ‘fridge several days, and it’s delicious! :-) August 15, 2015 at 1:51pm Reply

  • Erin: Just wondering what a serving size would be for this. Trying to import into a food journal app and it needs to know how many this recipe serves. Thanks August 19, 2015 at 8:11am Reply

  • Ju: Hi.. I used raw hummus which i cooked… I cooked 15 ounces if raw hummus. Does this convert to more than 15 ounces if cooked hummus? Cuz my hummus didnt turn green as the one pictured up here. Also, the avocado leaves a slightly bitter taste in your mouth. What can i do to offset that? Thanx a lot September 1, 2015 at 5:12pm Reply

  • JC: I made it for a Labor Day party and it was the most tasteless thing I ever tried to taste. It looked nice, but it was not tasty at all!!!! What a waste of my time, food and embarrassing around my friends and family because I’m known as a good cook! VERY DISAPPOINTING. September 6, 2015 at 9:42pm Reply

  • bilkish: hi..i had soaked the chickpeas at home.so do i have to boil it and then pulse it as the chickpea would still be hard without boiling.? September 24, 2015 at 5:17pm Reply

  • Lily: I am PALEO, is there a way I would omit the chickpeas? What could I substitute for them?

    Thanks! October 20, 2015 at 4:41pm Reply

  • Laden: Hi , i definitely love this recipe ! But i have an important question ; How long should i boil raw chickpeas in water in order to soften to make them ready for this smooth hummus ? December 19, 2015 at 7:24am Reply

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