March 22, 2012

Hot Guacamole Hummus

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Avocado here, avocado there, avocado everywhere!

So wouldn't you know that I won a giveaway from a fellow foodie blogger of SoCal avocados! So excellent, we love avocados and make guacamole on a regular basis to go with our homemade salsa. These avocados were going to come in so handy and I had a few recipes in mind that I wanted to test out with these SoCal suckers. 
But when I got my package in the mail I was so excited, brought it upstairs, tore it open and what... there were over 25+ avocados in the box.

I was in avocado heaven. There are sooooo many recipes I can make with all of this but after a couple of days they started to ripen quickly and I needed to get a move on pitting and dicing these beauties.
 Avocados are one of those really healthy fats, one that you should have often and that you body needs and enjoys. Avocados are also very versatile. If you look below I have recipes for guacamole and an avocado salad, but I also have avocados in an ice cream. Surprised? You can tweak avocados to be sweet of savory and either way it's going to be delicious.

One of the first recipes I made was this hummus. Hummus is something we normally have around the house because it's a healthy snack with veggies or a quick appetizer with cops for guests. Either way, it's quick to whip up and very tasty, so when I saw this recipe to transform guacamole into a hummus I knew this would be delicious.

This spicy guacamole hummus was perfect served up with chips and it's all coming to work with me today with veggies for my afternoon snack. The flavor of the guacamole is creamy and nutty while the hummus is the thickening agent that satisfies your cravings.

This dish is bright, creamy and colorful to incise your taste buds, all with the help of my beautifully ripe SoCal Avocados. This took only moments to blend together and I was snacking on a healthy delicious treat in no time. 

Stay tuned, there are still another 20-someodd more avocado recipes on the rise where this all came from.
Hot Guacamole Hummus
Serves 8

1 15oz. can chickpeas, rinsed & drained 
1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
3 cups fresh cilantro leaves
2 garlic clove  
1 small jalapeño
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp sriracha chili sauce

coarse salt & fresh ground pepper
lemon wedges and cilantro, for garnish 

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, garlic and jalapeño. Process until finely chopped. With machine running, add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, then add lemon juice, sriracha sauce and then add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth. 

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with lemon wedges and tortilla chips.

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food Magazine

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What's your favorite thing to make with avocados? What's the wildest thing you have created with an avocado?



Anita at Hungry Couple said...

I like the idea of mixing the avocados with hummus. We eat a lot of both anyway. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, but I am wondering if 3 cups of cilantro is a typo. Seems like an awful lot.

Viviane Bauquet Farre said...

The texture of this is wonderful - smooth and luscious. Love the presentation with the simple garnishes and beautifully contrasting white bowl!

Megan @ Cooking whims said...

25!!! TWENTY. FIVE.?! Oh how I envy you and your many avocados! I love the idea of avocado's like guac and hummus in one bite...two of my very very favorite things. said...

Looks delicious and I love the vibrant green color. =) Awesome photos!

Jeff Rasmussen said...

Consider it made! It looks absolutely amazing! I too would end up putting this on anything, is the spoon and bowl technique okay? Yum!

Sandi G said...

You are right - hummus + guacamole does = heaven :)

Kiri W. said...

What an interesting mix of these too! Lovely :) I'd adore this dip.

Grubarazzi said...

This is right on. I loooooove avocado and I am putting it on everything lately. Can't wait try this.

Deelicious Sweets said...

Holy avocado heaven! Geez girl, hope you have lots of recipes lined up, LOL! This is such a great idea! I too love avocados, and hummus, oh and spicy hot. Have a great weekend!

Martha said...

I love guacamole and hummus, but never thought of combining them. Thanks for the great post and congratulations on your avocado win!

Rachel said...

What luck to win that giveaway, and a great idea to combine two fabulous dips into one homemade masterpiece!
I've been buying California avocados at Costco so I have plenty around at all times. Some will surely go into making this dip!

Lisa Smith said...

Have a get together this weekend, and couldn't think of what to bring. Then I remembered I bookmarked this recipe. So excited to make it this weekend for all try! Thanks!