Avocado Hummus
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People in L.A. love hummus. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy hummus. Hummus is great. Throw on some olive oil, paprika, za'atar and I'm overall pretty satisfied. But hummus is in no way a main food groupto me like it is for many of my L.A. counterparts. My new roommate Caitlin, AKA @GypsetGoddess, happens to feel the same way. 

So, when we came across a recipe for Avocado Hummus we were skeptical. That being said, we LOVE avocados as much as everyone else in L.A. so we thought, why the hell not?

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After spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to fit all ingredients into a small sized food processor, I successfully made avocado hummus.  

Now, keep in mind we melted cheese on tortilla chips but Caitlin and I were sold on this new concoction of hummus. 

Give it a try with the below recipe: 

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping
  • Red pepper flakes, for topping

Directions

  • Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer.
  • Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle paprika. Serve tortilla chips (cheese optional)