If you’re looking for a smooth, creamy, and delicious hummus recipe then this avocado hummus is perfect. It’s healthy, it’s delicious, and it’s easy to make. The perfect trifecta for an appetizer dip.
You’re going to love this avocado hummus recipe. Every bite is a blissful combination of flavors and textures that pair so well together. If you’re a hummus fan and like avocados then you really can’t go wrong with this avocado and chickpea dip. It tastes incredible with everything from crackers to carrots and those tasty bread in-between.
What is avocado hummus?
Hummus, traditionally, is a dip made of ground-up chickpeas, garlic, olive oil, and flavorings. We have many different versions of hummus recipes on this blog (scroll down to see a list of flavorful hummus recipes). This avocado hummus recipe is definitely one of our more favorite variations on this traditional dip. It’s the smoothest and creamiest hummus we’ve ever made and I can’t wait to hear how much you love it too!
Ingredients you’ll need for a smooth avocado hummus:
- Tahini paste
- Fresh lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Onion powder
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Avocado Hummus
Place the avocados, chickpeas, tahini paste, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, onion powder, water, and salt in a food processor and close the lid.
Process until it is nice and smooth.
If needed, add in more olive oil, water, or lemon juice to thin down the consistency.
Adjust the salt as needed to taste.
When serving, garnish the top of the hummus with some smoked paprika, sesame seeds, fresh parsley, and diced tomato.
- This hummus will brown. As this hummus is made of avocado, it will turn light brown within the first 24 hours, don’t worry is still safe to eat.
- Chickpeas. You can use canned chickpeas or chickpeas that you cooked from dried
Why hummus is good for you?
It’s an incredibly healthy dip made with good fats and high nutrient foods like chickpeas. It has a nice combination of fiber, healthy fats, potassium, and vitamins that your body needs making it one of the more healthy dips and appetizers that you could possibly get your hands on.
Will hummus go bad?
This hummus has a shelf life of about 3 days in an airtight container or well-covered bowl in the fridge. I recommend eating the dip within that timeframe for the best tasting results. Because the hummus is made of avocado there will be some discoloration, but the hummus is still perfectly fine to eat.
What can hummus be eaten with?
You can eat this hummus with crackers like Triscuits or wheat thins as well as toasted pita crackers. Any thick dipping cracker is are a great option because it can hold up to the weight and thickness of the dip. Other options include toasted bread rounds, sliced baguette, and fresh veggies like cucumber, carrots, bell pepper sticks, or roasted cauliflower florets.
Check out these other great-tasting hummus recipes!
- Roasted Pumpkin Hummus Recipe
- Mexican Street Corn Salsa Hummus
- Layered Hummus and Caramelized Onion Dip
- Hummus Topped Irish Nachos
- Hummus and Baked Goat Cheese Dip
- Hummus Roasted Potatoes Recipe
- 2 medium-size ripe avocados
- 1 can of chickpeas (1 ½ cup cooked chickpeas)
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ¼ cup water
- ½ tsp salt (adjust to taste)
- slices of bread
- cucumber, carrot, or red bell pepper sticks
- roasted cauliflower florets
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, you can add more water, lemon juice, or olive oil. Adjust salt to taste.
- When serving, garnish with some smoked paprika, sesame seeds, fresh parsley, and diced tomato.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Amount Per Serving Calories 501Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 0mgSodium 725mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 12gSugar 9gProtein 13g