Try this quick and easy creamy avocado hummus recipe that makes a delicious dip you can enjoy anytime you crave hummus, avocado, or both!
The world is obsessed with avocado. And you know what? I couldn’t be happier!
When people obsess over healthy foods, I’m happy.
I can’t help it, that’s just how I am.
I have a question for you. What’s the first recipe that comes to your mind when someone says avocado?
I bet it’s one of the 2. However, there are countless avocado recipes you can try. Give me a sec and I promise I’ll share an amazing avocado spread recipe with you so you might even think Avocado Hummus first next time.
You know something else that people love a lot?
Again, happy foodie over here. Happy HEALTHY foodie actually because, you guessed it, hummus is good for you.
I’m betting you already know where this is going, but I had to make you just as excited as I am about this avocado hummus recipe.
No, seriously, you should be excited because when you mix the world of guacamole with the world of hummus, you create a magical world full of healthy fats and deliciousness. No need to choose between these 2 worlds anymore. Not to mention that making hummus at home is easier than you think so you don’t have to buy hummus from the grocery store if you try this healthy hummus recipe.
HOW TO MAKE AVOCADO HUMMUS
I know you are just excited as I am so let’s talk about the healthiest and yummiest hummus that exists in the hummus world. Yes, I’m talking about avocado hummus.
What do you need for this avocado hummus recipe?
- Olive oil
- Lime juice
- Garlic cloves
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
You know the ingredients now, so it’s time to learn how to make avocado hummus.
All you have to do is to add all the ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth.
Congratulations, you just learned how to make avocado dip!
It wasn’t hard at all, am I right?
ARE YOUR AVOCADOS RIPE?
But wait, since this avocado spread recipe requires ripe avocados, I have to teach you how to tell if an avocado is ripe.
If you are new to the avocado party, you should know that avocados don’t ripen on trees. They are dark green when they are harvested and they change color when ripe.
How to tell if an avocado is ripe…
- Check the color of the avocado. If the avocado has a deep purple (almost black) color, you’re probably holding a ripe avocado.
- Color can be misleading sometimes so place the avocado in your hand and give it a gentle squeeze to check firmness.
Is the avocado still firm? It’s not ripe yet.
Is the avocado soft, but doesn’t yield under pressure? Your avocado still needs a day or 2 to be ripe.
Does the avocado yield when squeezed gently? Your avocado is ripe and ready-to-eat or ready to be transformed into avocado hummus. Congratulations.
Tip: When you buy ripe avocados, make sure you use them within a day or 2. If you want to use avocados later on during the week, buy fresh avocados that aren’t yet soft. Fresh avocados take 4 to 5 days to ripen at room temperature.
Other avocado secrets you might find helpful:
- To avoid overripe avocados: Refrigerate them and/or use them ASAP.
- To speed up the ripening process: Put the avocados in a paper bag alongside a banana and let set overnight.
WHY ARE AVOCADOS GOOD FOR YOU?
Are avocados THAT good for you, or is everyone obsessing over them for nothing?
Yes, avocados are good for you. They are actually incredibly good for you.
Let’s see why…
- Avocados are a great source of vitamin C, vitamin C, B vitamins, and other vitamins you need
- Avocados are high in minerals, including potassium (a mineral that keeps your blood pressure under control) and lutein (a mineral good for your vision and eye health)
- Avocados are low in sugar
- Avocados are high in fiber
- Avocados are high in fat
WAIT! I know what you’re thinking. How are avocados good for you if they are high in fat?
Yes, I’m a mind reader now. Are you so impressed?
And the answer to your question is – avocados are high in monounsaturated fat. That means good fat. So good, in fact, that it actually helps in lowering your bad cholesterol level. That happens only if you eat avocados in moderation, which you should do anyway because avocados are high in calories.
WHAT IS TAHINI SAUCE?
Next mindreader question: What is Tahini? Hot dang, I’m on a roll!
Tahini is what gives hummus that earthy flavor we all love so much. But tahini offers more than flavor. It’s actually a great source of protein, amino acids, iron, zinc, calcium, and omega 3 fatty acids.
Ok, this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but at least you know what you’ll miss if you skip tahini.
Now, to really answer your question – tahini is a paste made of ground up sesame seeds. It’s essentially sesame seed butter.
In grocery stores, it’s often located near the nut butters. You can find tahini in most grocery stores but you can easily make it at home if you want.
It’s actually very easy to make your own tahini if you follow a few simple steps…
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Add 3/4 cup of sesame seeds to the skillet
- Toast the sesame seeds until they are golden brown. Stir constantly to make sure you don’t burn them.
- Once toasted, let the sesame seeds cool for a couple of minutes.
- Add the toasted sesame seeds to the food processor with 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Blend until you get a paste.
- Add more oil if needed and blend again until you reach the desired consistency for your tahini.
WHAT TO DIP IN HUMMUS
Hummus is a great appetizer and, if you serve it with veggies, it’s also a super duper healthy snack. Fresh veggies, like carrots, celery, and bell pepper are great for dipping in hummus.
However, you can also enjoy your hummus with tortilla chips or pita if you prefer something other than veggies. My personal faves are carrots, cucumbers, and pita. So dang good.
HOW LONG DOES AVOCADO HUMMUS LAST?
Let’s see, I’d say it depends on how much avocado hummus you make and how fast you can eat.
Oh, you mean how long is hummus good for if you don’t eat it in the first half an hour after you made it?
Well, in that case, avocado hummus will last up to a week in the fridge, if stored properly.
Storing hummus properly means transferring it into an airtight container, drizzle a little bit of olive oil on top of it to keep it moist and then store it in the fridge. To absolutely make sure it doesn’t turn brown on you, you can also press down a sheet of plastic wrap closely to the top and press the air out around it to avoid any oxidation.
3 MORE HEALTHY AVOCADO RECIPES
You learned about avocados, you learned about avocado hummus, but this avocado adventure doesn’t have to stop here. To continue it, I have 3 more healthy avocado recipes that are just as delicious and as good for you as this avocado hummus.
AVOCADO, TURKEY & HUMMUS WRAP
Is hummus good for you? Yes, it is and you know that. You also must know that you can use hummus to make this delicious Avocado, Turkey & Hummus Wrap.
The Avocado, Turkey & Hummus Wrap is quick, healthy, yummy, made with a few simple ingredients, and perfect for lunch. Get the recipe.
STEAK COBB SALAD WITH CREAMY AVOCADO CILANTRO LIME DRESSING
You might think salads are not your thing but you have to try this Steak Cobb Salad With Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing anyway.
You wanna know why? Because this is not your typical salad. Nope. Not at all. It is a healthy salad filled with delicious ingredients. But it’s also more than that. It’s filling, satisfying, and absolutely delicious. Get the recipe.
PERFECT AVOCADO TOAST WITH SOFT BOILED EGG
I hope you already know that avocado + toast = perfection. If you didn’t know, where have you been for the last years? Anyway, never mind, try this Perfect Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Egg and tell me what you think.
And if you need more reasons to try the Perfect Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Egg, here there are: it’s easy and quick to make, it tastes amazing, and it makes the best breakfast ever. Or the best snack. Or both. Get the recipe.
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas
- 2 medium ripe avocados
- 3 tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- crushed red pepper flakes, optional garnish
Add all ingredients (minus garnish) to food processor.
Blend for one minute or so until it’s smooth.
Garnish this avocado hummus with crushed red pepper flakes and chickpeas and a drizzle of olive oil.
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