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Healthy Avocado Hummus Recipe

overhead view of a bowl of avocado hummus topped with sliced avocado and red pepper flakes, surrounded with crackers.

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) 

Ingredients

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  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  • 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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