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Avocado Hummus

I think I might need one of you to send me a life jacket because I am drowning in boxes! Our movers are coming bright and early Thursday morning which leaves us with only two more days to finish packing up our place. It’s crazy just how many boxes we have packed so far. I think we have packed about 15 boxes just from my kitchen so far. Our kitchen is not big, yet I really stuffed things in! Luckily, my mom came to visit this weekend to help. It was hard to say goodbye. Even though I have not lived at home for a long time, it was nice only being a few hours away. I guess we will be taking a lot of plane rides in our future!

While I am working on packing up the rest of our things, I have a special guest with me here today to share a great recipe with you all! Please give a warm welcome to Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. If you haven’t been to Erin’s blog, you should go immediately! Erin’s blog is filled with a great variety of recipes like Brownie Batter Cookie Dough Pancakes)(I mean, what?!!), Baja Shrimp Tacos, Watermelon Fizz, and Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Do you even need for me to continue?! Today, Erin is sharing her recipe for Avocado Hummus so take it away, Erin!

Avocado Hummus

Hi there! I am Erin, and I write over at Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts. I am happy to be filling in for Stephanie today. We recently moved cross country, so I can relate and am more than happy to help out!

Avocado Hummus

Stephanie always makes such tempting dishes that are often actually good for you! I figured I would try to do the same for you today :) I am new to the world of hummus. Let’s just get that out there right away. I have never been a fan of any kind of bean. Well, green beans, but that isn’t really a bean. So a dip made with pureed beans scared me off. Just in the last six months was I actually willing to give it a try. It was a spicy version they were sampling at Costco, and my husband kind of tricked me into trying it. It wasn’t half bad.

Avocado Hummus

So today I made my own. But I put one of my all time favorite ingredients in it…Avocados! This is so addicting, but actually good for you. Hummus is a relatively healthy dip, and then you add avocados, and you have a powerhouse of a snack. Ok, maybe I am overstating, but you understand. My husband was a little nervous when I said I was putting avocado in here, but he loved it. If you are at all hesitant about hummus and the bean flavor, start with this one. The avocado definitely takes center stage.

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Avocado Hummus

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 2 cloves, garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbls. Tahini

Directions:

  1. Combine everything in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. Serve with veggies, crackers, pita chips etc.

Adapted from Weelicious

Thanks Stephanie for letting me take over for today. Hope your move is going smoothly!

   

21 Responses to “Avocado Hummus”

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    Cassie — September 25, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Hope the move goes well Stephanie! Erin always delivers, especially with this hummus!

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    Ramona — September 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Happy moving my friend!! I hope it all goes smoothly for you. :) Love Erin’s recipe and this one is wonderful. Never thought to add avocado to hummus… brilliant.

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    RavieNomNoms — September 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Oh wow, what a lovely idea!!! I just love it. I eat hummus all the time, and I adore avocados. Definitely trying this soon!

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    Choc Chip Uru — September 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Haha I’m sure your moving will go fine my dear friend :D
    If in doubt, just eat your gorgeous hummus!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — September 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Oooh two of my favorite things together! Great idea. (And great guest post!)

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    Christy Milford (@SweetSavoring) — September 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Definitely a new take on hummus- at first I was like, ‘umm, weird’, but then I remembered that I put hummus on my avocado sandwiches all the time, so the flavors *are* good together!

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    Baking Serendipity — September 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I still haven’t unpacked all of my kitchen boxes! They’re never-ending. Good luck with it all! I love this hummus!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    It took a while for beans to grow on me. This is a great recipe. Best of luck with the moving!

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    Baker Street — September 26, 2012 at 7:12 am

    This would be a great twist on the good ol’ hummus!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — September 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Hi Erin, nice to see you here!! I just love this hummus!!!

    Hi Stephanie, Don’t worry it will get easier!!! Have a great day!!

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    Ashley - Baker by Nature — September 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I love homemade hummus! Just another reason I need to suck it up and buy a food processor!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Stephanie! Not even kidding, I have plans to make edamame hummus tomorrow night. BUT I think I may just need to use my avocado instead! Holy guacamole. this hummus looks incredible! I love avocados and hummus is practically at the bottom of my food pyramid :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — September 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I hope the move goes smoothly for you!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — September 26, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I love Erin’s blog, and this hummus does not disappoint! Happy moving :)

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    Liz — September 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

    SO fun to find Erin here helping you out! I was a bit nervous about trying hummus at first, but I loved it at first bite. I need to try this yummy avocado variation :) Stephanie, hope the packing is going well~

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    Erika — September 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Mmmm I just recently got a food processor and acquired a love for avocados! Sounds like this is the perfect recipe :)

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    Kimby — September 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Hi! Moving is a huge job, but with a snack like this to keep you going, it’s sure to make things more tolerable! I’m visiting from Erin’s blog — nice to see her guest post here. Good luck with your move!

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    Denise — September 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I hope the move goes very well! It was good your mom could come help. I just helped my daughter move.
    I love Erin’s recipe—going to try it today!

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    Alyssa — September 28, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Awesome hummus, Erin! Love the color and the flavors!

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    TastefullyJulie — October 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Yum! I love avocados and hummus. What a great pairing!

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