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Avocado Hummus with fresh avocados, chickpeas, olive oil and lime. What makes this dip extra special is the roasted ingredients of garlic and jalapeno paired with GOOD THiNS. Sprinkle some cayenne over top to make this snack complete.
My brother introduced me to spicy Avocado Hummus a few months back while vacationing in Orlando with the family. Avocado Hummus is creamy, flavorful and a smart snacking option. I wanted to recreate this amazing dip with a little less spice to make it kid-friendly. Let me tell you, homemade trumps store bought any day.
I stopped by my local Kroger to grab all the ingredients needed for todays recipe. I started in the produce to snag up garlic, a jalapeno, lime and avocados. To pick good avocados, look for dark green color without mushy parts and remove the stem. If that part of avocado where you just removed the stem is dark brown, choose another. You want it to be a light yellowish tint.
Now, time to grab the garbanzo beans. What is the difference between a chickpea and garbanzo bean? They are the same thing. I think it depends where you live for what you call these beans. I call them chickpeas but on canned goods, you will probably see garbanzo.
Lastly, something to dip with is needed so take a stroll down the cracker aisle to find GOOD THiNS for a wholesome, crispy baked snack.
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You know how some foods just make you do a little happy dance. I know I’m not the only one. This Avocado Hummus does just that. It is creamy and satisfying and just hits the spot that makes you dance.
Begin this recipe by preheating your oven to a broil. Slice your jalapeno in half and remove the outer skin from the garlic cloves. I removed the seeds of the jalapeno today to reduce the heat and make this a kid-friendly snack. If your whole family loves spicy food, you can certainly leave the seeds intact. Place ingredients on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes to get them roasted.
Do you have to roast these ingredients? No, but it does add a really nice dimension of flavor to this hummus and adds some ‘M’s to the yum. Yummmm!
Place your avocados, lime juice, olive oil, salt, drained garbanzo beans and roasted ingredients into the food processor and blend until creamy. This should take only a minute. If you need to thin out the hummus, add just a pinch of water and blend more.
Place the hummus into the fridge until chill and sprinkle some cayenne over top to serve. Grab your GOOD THiNS and start dipping. We used GOOD THiNS Ancient Grains today but your favorite flavor will work beautifully.
- 2 avocados
- .5 lime
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus a drizzle
- 13 ounce can garbanzo beans
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeno
- .5 teaspoon salt
- sprinkle of cayenne (optional)
- GOOD THiNS- The Wheat One- Ancient Grains
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Slice your jalapeno in half and remove seeds. If you like it spicy, leave seeds in.
- Remove skin from 2 garlic cloves.
- Place sliced jalapeno and garlic on baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Drain the can of garbanzo beans and place in the food processor with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, juice from half a lime, and 2 avocados with shell and seeds removed. Add in roasted garlic and jalapeno.
- Blend for 1 minute or until creamy. If you need the hummus thinner, add a pinch of water and blend.
- Place in fridge to cool.
- Serve with GOOD THiNS.
Find a location near you that sells GOOD THiNS to perfectly pair with your homemade Avocado Hummus.
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