Healthy Avocado Hummus Recipe

Overhead view of avocado hummus in a bowl.

This super easy, healthy avocado hummus recipe with only 6 simple ingredients is a delicious snack that can be made in minutes! (vegan, gluten-free) 


  • 1 can (14 oz) chickpeas, drained (reserve the liquid)
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 3-6 tbsp reserved chickpea liquid
  • extra olive oil, for drizzling
  • crushed red pepper, for sprinkling (optional)


  1. In a food processor, blend together all ingredients except for reserved liquid.
  2. While blending, add reserved chickpea liquid 1 tbsp at a time until you reach your desired consistency and smoothness.
  3. Spread hummus into a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper (optional).
  4. Serve avocado hummus cold or at room temperature with cut up veggies, crackers, or pita bread.


  • You can use water instead of reserved chickpea liquid.
  • You don't have to use tahini if you don't have it, but I highly recommend it for the best taste and consistency. If you leave it out, you may need to add another 1-2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Use ripe avocados for the most creamy texture.
  • If it seems like the hummus isn't getting smooth, just keep blending. It may take a few minutes. Stop every once in a while to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  • Store leftover hummus in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Press plastic wrap over the top of the hummus to keep if from browning too quickly.
  • It's best not to make this avocado hummus too far ahead of time (no more than 1-2 hours) to keep it from browning.

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