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!
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!
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.
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.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
- 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
- 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!