Avocado Hummus

4.30.2012

I've seen avocado hummus at the store lately and thought, "I need to make that." Then I'd forget until I saw it again the next time. This happened my last four trips to store. This week, I listened to the little avocados calling my name in the produce section, and gave it a try. Oh man, you guys. This is my new addiction!!

There are several variations of this dip out there. Some use chickpeas, like traditional hummus, while others use white beans to give it a creamier texture. This dip literally took me 7 minutes to make. (Yes, I timed it just for you.) I'm adding it to the short list for last minute appetizers for times when you think, "Oh crap, that party's tonight?? And I signed up to bring something?!?"
Cooking Instructions:
1. Add the following to your food processor:
        -1 can of white beans, drained and rinsed
        -1 avocado, cubed
        -juice from 1/2 of a lime
        -1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of olive oil (a lower fat option: substitute oil for juice from the beans)
        -1/2 teaspoon sea salt
        -1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2. Blend until smooth.... EASY AS THAT!

I really love hummus, and I would even eat a rice cake if you put an avocado on it. (That says a lot because rice cakes are one step up from cardboard in my books.)  Plus, the beans in this recipe actually make this dip a protein packed vegetarian option that's pretty filling for a snack or even a light meal. For a party, you could plate them up with a little cilantro garnish.

I've purchased several variations of Pretzel Crisps before, but this was the first time I'd tried them with hummus. They were a nice change from my typical corn chips or pita bread.

OTHER DELICIOUS DIP RECIPES...

Savory Crab Dip ( my fav!!!)

I think I could live off of chips and dip...Seriously. Too bad there's not a diet for dip lovers.

69 comments:

  1. I'm going to the super market tonight and now I totally know what I'm buying! Looks delicious! I love Pretzel Crisps, especially the Everything ones. =)

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

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  2. We are OBSESSED with those Pretzel Crisps at my house right now. We actually had them for dinner last night with guac and hummus.

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  3. Love it!! Amazing. Looks so yummy esp. with the pretzel crisps.

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  4. Yum!! I love pretzel chips. They are so tasty. I might need to make a trip to the store tonight.

    The vid is cute. It reminds me of Marcel the Shell :).

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  5. This sounds tasteful! We're big dip fans over here - avocado and hummus being two of our favorite things. I'm definitely bookmarking this!

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  6. I love hummus but I've never tried making it. Looks pretty easy, and avocado is like my favoritest thing ever! Pinning it!

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  7. Thanks ladies! PS- Casey, FYI real hummus has chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste). This is my easy "cheat" version.

    Those little pretzels are apparently the new popular kid on the block:)

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  8. hummus is my fav!...did you just make it better by adding avocado's?!! yum!

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  9. I so love hummus, and so love avocado, and so love white beans. But never thought of putting them together. This sounds so good and I so will be making it. My fingers are crossed you might share your great recipe at Sunday's Best.

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  10. tjannacone@pinterest.com
    Yum! I love all of these ingredients and can't wait to try them out!! I'm going to 'pin' them to pinterest (so you can get the credit :) and then go shopping tomorrow so I can make this treat!!! Thanks for sharing!!! (p.s. I've never used canneloni (or 'white') beans as a substitute for chickpeas, for hummus ... is there a difference in protein? just wondering... :)

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  11. Some people say white beans are creamier in texture than chickpeas. I've made this dip with both before. They definitely have a milder flavor.As far as protein, I think they're both about the same. Thanks for pinning!!

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  12. Looks like a delicious dip but it's definitely not hummus.

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  13. Hummus is made with garbanzo beans/ chickpeas but this def. looks good! I might make my own but with chickpeas not white beans :)

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  14. Can anyone tell me what another name for white beans are? I'm thinking Nothern beans or Navy beans. Does anyone know?

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  15. What size can of beans did you use?

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  16. oh my gosh these are amazing!!! Truly simple and scrumptious! Thank you for sharing :)

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  17. Can't wait to try this. Very excited. Thanks for the post!

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  18. This is VERY good. It's absolutely perfect with Pretzel Thins. Thanks for the recipe! Sherry in Union, KY

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  19. Found this on Pinterest and I think this is a Hummus I could love! Also sending it to my Mom she will love it too.

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  20. Thanks so much for this recipe-I made it for a party and everyone loved it! I will definitely be making often.

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  21. this looks so yummy! i was wondering, could this be made ahead of time (like the day before)? or would the avocado turn brown, similar to guac that has been out for a while? thanks for the help!!

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    1. I think you might be right about the avocados turning...I've always served this right after it's made. Sorry!

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    2. Just place the avocado pit in the dip and this will help with it not turning brown.

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    3. the lime should help too.

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    4. I made a double batch and we had it for lunch for a few days. It hadn't started to turn brown at all on the third day, when we finished it.

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  22. Trying it for my birthday party at work tomorrow. Sounds delish! Can't wait:)

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  23. I know what I'm bringing for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Looks delish! I love avocado, but never thought to mix with white beans! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  25. I've got 2 cans of white beans and nothing to do with them... until now!!

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  26. Ok, so as usual, I did not read the instructions before I shopped. I have purchased plain hummus and avocado's. Now I have both, and just read the instructions. Do you think I could just mix the avocado into the "premade" hummus and get the same or similar affect?

    Signed - Should have read the recipe :)
    Merry Christmas

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    1. I would try it if I were you. Maybe just try it by adding a slice of the avocado to a little bit of the hummus and see how it turns out then you wouldn't waste it all. Otherwise eat the hummus, use the avocado to make the dip when you buy the other ingredients and enjoy both. The more food the merrier.

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    2. I agree with Lynn! Small batch test is the safest method!!

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  27. Just whipped this up and it is so delicious!! Like many others, am already addicted to the Pretzel Crisps. Now I have a great dip to keep on hand, too. Thank you!! (found your link via Pinterest)

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  28. Yum! Pinning this! I have a dumb question...what if you don't own a food processor? Can you do it another way?
    Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

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    1. Dana, I did mine in a blender, came out perfect!

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  29. Do you by any chance know the nutritional value, such as calories or carbs?

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    1. I sure don't. I think it would vary depending on the beans, oil, and size of avocado you used. Sorry!

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  30. Does it have to be sea salt?

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  31. This is super delicious! And I love that I usually have most of these ingredients on hand. My husband absolutely loves this and I've included it in our favorite recipes list.
    http://www.bloodtypeanddiet.com/2013/01/blood-type-recipe-favorites.html

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  32. This looks great! Thanks. I'm going to try it this weekend for the Super Bowl. :)

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  33. HOLY CRAP. I just made this and can't stop inhaling it!!! LOL this is a dangerous recipe!

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  34. What white beans do you use. I've checked a few stores and they don't sell pain old white beans or cannelloni beans. Is there any other name they could be called, maybe white kidney beans.

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  35. Question: I don't have a food processor, but I do have a ninja blender. Do you think it would still have the same effect?

    Also, this is quite embarassing, but I've never made anything with an avacado before.. do you peel it first, or just cut it into cubes right away?

    Can't wait to try this!

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    1. I would try it! It may not be the same consistency, but it can't hurt to try. Definitely peel the skin first, cut it in half lengthwise, then remove the big seed in the middle. Good luck.

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  36. I just made this Omg it is delicious! Having it with brown rice sea salt and black pepper triscuits. It will he hard not to eat the entire box! Thanks for the recipe!

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  37. Thanks for this easy snack! I made it this weekend and it was a perfect appetizer!
    http://sjrww.blogspot.com/2013/04/snack-attack-avocado-hummus.html

    xo

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  38. I added two cloves a garlic to mine and OMG, it is totally awesome!!!

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  39. This was so super delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have pinned it (of course!), and I have made it 4 times in the last 2 weeks! We have eaten it with pretzel crisps, pita chips, corn tortilla chips, on quesadillas, and we will have it tonight with fresh lime and black bean soup! And it does keep very well in the refrigerator for a few days.

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  40. Don't have a food processor :( could a regular old blender work?

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  41. A regular blender will NOT work. I just tried it. It is not strong enough to even make a dent in the beans. I am bummed and will probably have to throw it all away now without a single taste.

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  42. i am currently trying a gluten free diet for health issues this is a great recipe, tried with blender not so great for me not fine enough am going to purchase a food processor today and will be enjoying this tomorrow! thanks for the great recipe!!!

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  43. I absolutely love this! I am a big avocado fan, and like finding creative ways to add beans to my diet (high protein and high fiber!). I added garlic and onion powder, and I often use a slightly different bean:avocado ratio (1 avocado to 1/2 can beans).

    Thank you for sharing! This recipe is just another easy addition to entertaining so I can actually enjoy my guests.

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  44. I loooove avocado, what a great idea! I'm pinning this now :)

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  45. We have a potluck tonight for our local Vegetarian Society, and I can't wait to try this with some homemade pitas! Thanks for sharing!

    Peace and Veggies,

    Larissa

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  46. I just whipped this up to eat tonight with focaccia. It took all of my self control to not eat the whole thing with a spoon! Thank you.

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  48. I just made this and am in LOVE! I used a can of small white beans because I compared the labels to that of chick peas and found them identical in calories, fiber and protein. I used the juice of 1 whole lime and added a fresh jalapeno for some kick instead of the cayenne. It was so creamy I didn't even need to add the olive oil, so I skipped it to save on calories. That's the fun in recipes, changing them up to make them your own! Thank you for the great recipe! At only 41 calories, 2 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein per 2 TB this is definitely a keeper in my book! :-)

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  49. Just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe (with full credit and a link-back) in a hummus recipe roundup today on Foxes Love Lemons. Happy Friday!

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  50. Making this tomorrow....I never used canned beans so I will be soaking them overnight and cooking tomorrow in the crockpot while at work...cannot wait

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