Yes, you heard it right. I’m mixing the one thing millenials love most: avocados into a delightfully creamy hummus dip.
This Avocado Hummus goes well with everything – tacos, soft scrambled eggs, salads, fresh veggies..and the most important thing: salty tortilla chips. YES PLZ.
So, let’s start with the base here. We have the main ingredient which is … avocado! Are Ben and I the only ones who still quote that video of the cute kid at Christmas getting an avocado as a present? “An avocado? Thankkkkkkssssss.” Okay, maybe so. We’re weird.
BACK TO THE RECIPE. 3 essential ingredients. #1 – avocado. Oh, avocado. I think I could write a love song about avocado. The thick creaminess, how perfectly it goes on toast with a fried egg, and oh, the list could go on… #2 – tahini. It’s similar to peanut butter – except it’s ground up sesame seeds. I get mine at Trader Joes – it’s pretty inexpensive there! Last, but certainly not least, #3 – chickpeas! These little yellow nuggets provide a creamy paste that is necessary for our hummus.
Next, you can really add whatever you’d like to spice up the hummus. For me, I add 1 jalapeno (de-seeded of course, ain’t nobody got time for that spiciness), the juice of one lime (the citrus feels from this ingredient really add to the overall taste!) Lastly, you add in 1 bunch of cilantro. Are you one of those folks who have that genetic mutation where cilantro tastes like soap? If so, I’m so sorry. Anywho, you’re more than welcome to omit the cilantro if you’d like … BUT, it sure does make it extra yummy! Lastly, add in generous amounts of salt and pepper to taste. I also add in some chili lime seasoning from Trader Joes! It gives it a zesty zip that leaves your taste buds tingling! (alliteration, anyone?)
So, now on to the best part! All you do is throw it in to a food processor and BLEND THAT BABY UP! Talk about easy, huh?
You want to process it until it gets that unmistakable creamy texture. Once it’s done, transfer it to a bowl and eat with lots of chips. Or just eat it from the food processor with chips. Just like I did. #noregrets
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/2 can chickpeas
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 lime (just using the juice!)
- 1 bunch cilantro
- salt and pepper
- chili lime seasoning
Add everything to a food processor and blend until smooth. Top with chili lime seasoning and enjoy!