Creamy Avocado Hummus
This creamy avocado hummus is packed full of flavor from fresh citrus, jalapeno, garlic and herbs. It’s perfect for entertaining or for healthy snacks!
Can you believe that I just now found out that the Super Bowl is being hosted here in the Bay Area? On Snapchat, of all places. Because apparently that’s how I get my news these days.
I blame it on my husband. He’s more into college football than professional so by default, I don’t pay much attention to the NFL. That said, I know it’s a pretty big deal to a lot of Americans out there and I’m more than happy to participate, specifically when it comes to making and eating the food. :)
The first time I made this avocado hummus was a few weeks ago, for the College Playoff National Championship Game. We were having some friends over to watch the game and I wanted to put something together for a veggie tray for us to snack on. That’s when the idea to make a guacamole hummus popped into my head. I mean, what could be better than combining the two greatest appetizers of all time?
So that’s essentially what this is, a marriage of guacamole and hummus. I wanted it to have the flavor of a guacamole with the smooth texture of a hummus, so I left out the onion and tomato.
The tip to getting it extra creamy is to whip the tahini with the lemon and lime juice first, before adding the remaining ingredients. When you do this the tahini becomes silky smooth, creating the perfect creamy base to work with.
From there we have a combo of chickpeas, avocado, garlic, jalapeno, parsley and cilantro that come together for a flavor party in your mouth.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how well it would go over with our friends but let’s just say the bowl was practically licked clean by the end of the game. I love it when something I make is a hit but, I have to say, I was a little disappointed that there weren’t any leftovers. I was really looking forward to have some the next day to spread on a sandwich!
Of course, I made another batch and it was just as good as the first. The citrus juices help keep it from browning too so you can store leftovers for up to a few days. I hope you get a chance to try this one and that you enjoy it as much as we did!
Creamy Avocado Hummus
Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1/3 cup tahini
- juice of 2 limes + 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeno, cored and roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 large avocado, pitted
- smoked paprika for topping
In a food processor, pour in the tahini and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. Blend on high for 30 seconds, scrape down the sides, then blend again for 30 more seconds, until smooth.
Next add the olive oil, cilantro, parsley, garlic, jalapeno, and salt & pepper. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Add the drained chickpeas and avocado then blend for another 30 seconds, scrape down the sides, then blend again for 30 more seconds. At this point the hummus should be smooth and creamy. If it’s still too thick, add one teaspoon of water at a time and keep blending until desired texture is reached. Top with smoked paprika and serve with fresh veggies and tortilla chips. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to two days.
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
I’ve seen avocado hummus recipes before, but yours looks so smooth! I have no idea what we’re doing for super bowl this year. Our good friend used to host a huge party every year, but now he lives in the Caribbean. Guess we can’t fly down there just for that haha.
How awesome would that be?! You would have to take me with you! ;)
This looks so yummy. I’m trying to get more avocados in my diet and this looks like a winner. I saw you had an avocado saver in a recent post. I was so intrigued that I bought one and can’t wait to try it out. I had using a half of an avocado and the other half gets brown and yucky looking in just one day.
Have a wonderful day!
Hi Nancy! I really like the avocado saver. It doesn’t keep it perfectly green but it definitely does a better job than a plastic baggy or container. I hope you find it useful and that you have a great day too! :)
Confession: Up until about 2 weeks ago, I didn’t even know that football was still going on :lol: Someone told me the Super Bowl was in the beginning of February, and I’m like –> :shock: I can’t say that I care much for football, but I do love the snacks. And the commercials. And the halftime show.
The only reason I know anything about football is because of my husband. Otherwise I would be completely in the dark!
Last year the Super Bowl was in Phoenix, three blocks from my house. I’m glad it’s not here again this year! I love football, but mainly for the snacks.
Eeesh, I would not want it that close to home. :/
As much as I love hummus and avocado, surprisingly I have not combined the two yet! Can I make this and just have it for me instead of sharing it? :)
Of course! That’s what I did the second time, hehe. ;)
This is the best of both of my favorites in one bowl and it looks so creamy and dreamy! I love all the flavors and spice going on — this is dip perfection!
Thanks Marcie! <3
I love avocado hummus! I mean, how could I not since I’m a fan of guacamole & hummus? Combining the two is just all of the awesomeness all rolled into one! Such a great Super Bowl healthy recipe idea, my friend!
Thanks Nicole! :)
This looks incredibly- so creamy and I love the jalapeno in there :) Pinning!
Thanks girly! <3
This looks amazing!!! I love anything with avocado :) YUM!
This dip is the best of both worlds! The texture looks incredible :) And don’t worry, I tend to get all my news from Snapchat/Twitter so I’m right there with ya haha
Thanks Les! That makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one, haha!
Why have I never put avocado in hummus before?? I KNOW I would love this!
haha don’t you hate it when you are hoping for leftovers and there are none?? I did that with a dip for a party a few weeks ago and was crushed when everyone ate it all!! lol
I’m so glad you can relate to me on this! lol!
Oh my gosh! This is literally perfect! 2 of my favorite eats combined into one awesome dip! YES please! YUM :)
Thanks Cailee! It is really good! :)
Hey, if it’s any consolation, I just now found out the SB is being hosted in the Bay Area…from your blog, ha! I’m so out of the loop when it comes to this stuff! I wish we were getting togezzah for a football gathering this Sunday. Can you IMAGINE the appetizers we’d make? Oof!
I’m loving this creamy avacadah hummus! So brilliant and addicting!!
UGH, I would LOVE that! You are the queen of drool worthy apps!
This looks like a winner, looking forward to making it this week. Thanks for the great ideas.
Thanks Sara! I hope you love it! :)