This avocado hummus is a modern twist on plain hummus and guacamole - a healthy, vegan, easy snack or appetizer with pita or veggie chips!
This avocado hummus dip is quick and easy to make, and is a tasty twist on a classic hummus recipe. Based on my authentic Lebanese hummus recipe, this creamy dip is perfect for snacking and for entertaining. It has a vibrant green color that’s festive and fitting anytime of the year!
What happens when hummus and guacamole get married and have a baby? You get this vibrant green avocado hummus dip – it’s a modern twist on two of my favorite dips (I think pretty much everyone’s favorite dips)! Easy and quick to make, you’ll love this creamy dreamy dip!
How to make avocado hummus
- Place washed, drained and dried canned chickpeas in a food processor on their own.
- Process the chickpeas until they become ground and powder-like. You may need to scrape down the food processor a couple times.
- Next, add all the ingredients that go into the basic hummus recipe: tahini, lemon or lime juice, garlic and salt. I also like to throw in a couple ice cubes because it really makes the hummus extra thick and creamy.
- Blend everything together for 5 minutes. It takes time, but that really helps to create an extra smooth consistency, so just be patient with this step.
- Add the avocado and cilantro once the hummus is smooth. The more of these that you add, the more vibrant the color will be. You can also add spices here like cumin or peppers like jalapeños.
- Blend for just a minute until you don’t see any more chunks of avocado or cilantro and you’ll have a beautiful green avocado hummus!
What to serve with avocado hummus
Grab some veggies or pita chips and take a dip. This will be your new favorite snack!
- Perfect for healthy munching
- Perfect for game day snacking
- Perfect for burger or sandwich complimenting
- Perfect however you dip it, spread it, devour it!
It’s great to serve with a Crudite Platter Wreath or Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter during the holidays. It’s also really wonderful to serve with my homemade pita chips or just store-bought tortilla chips even.
Tips for making avocado hummus
- Peel the skin from the chickpeas for the smoothest texture. It helps if you soak them in hot water with a teaspoon of baking soda and then use both hands to rub the skins off and remove them. This is not necessary, but it does create a very smooth avocado hummus.
- Use a ripe avocado so that it blends well. It should give a little when you squeeze it and not be rock hard. This will also help to brighten the color of the dip.
- Press plastic directly on top of the avocado hummus so it is touching the dip all over. Then cover it with a storage container lid to minimize oxidation. This especially helps if you are prepping for guests in advance.
- Use store-bought hummus to make the recipe faster. While you can prep the hummus a few days in advance, you can also use store bought hummus and simply add the avocado and cilantro to it in a blender or food processor.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, it does. Even with all the lime and lemon juice, it will eventually turn brown. You can prolong the oxidation process from starting by sealing it properly to limit the air contact as much as possible. Usually it’s best within 2-3 days.
I’ve never frozen my avocado hummus because there’s so many ways to enjoy it fresh! But you can freeze hummus and you can freeze guacamole, so putting them together definitely makes them freezer safe. Just make sure not to fill the container all the way to the top because it will expand as it freezes.
This dip is high in protein, high in fiber, dairy-free and gluten free. When paired with some fresh veggies, it’s a great lunch or appetizer that’s high in vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes enough for 4 hearty servings and each serving is around 300 calories. It contains a good amount of protein and is low in saturated fat.
For more mediterranean dips:
- Hummus Recipe
- Hummus with Ground Beef
- Creamy Feta Dip
- Labneh Yogurt Cheese (similar to dip)
This is one of our favorite dips. I love it’s vibrant color and you can pair it with so much.
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- 1 15 ounce can chickpeas
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 garlic cloves
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 2 small avocados halved pitted, peeled
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro for more for serving
- Sliced jalapeños for serving
- Extra virgin olive oil for serving
- Place chickpeas in a bowl of water and rub them together to peel the skin (optional step, but helps create a creamy texture).
- Drain the garbanzo beans and transfer them to a food processor. Blend them alone until they become powder-like, scraping down the sides as needed.
- While the food processor is running, add the ice cubes, lemon juice, tahini, garlic clove and salt, and blend for about 5 minutes until smooth.
- Finally, add the avocados and cilantro and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust as needed by adding more lemon juice or salt.
- Spoon the hummus onto a plate or bowl, and spread the hummus with the back of a spoon. Garnish with
- Drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with cilantro and jalapeño peppers, if desired. Serve cold or at room temperature.