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Recipe: Avocado Hummus

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Avocado hummus offers up tons of healthy fats as well as protein, making it a very satiating and nutrient-packed snack or appetizer.

I’ve seen avocado hummus at the market lately and thought, “I need to make that.” Then I’d forget until I saw it again the next week. This happened my last four trips to store. This week, I actually bit the bullet. 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 guys.) I’m adding it to the short list for last minute “Oh crap, that party’s tonight??” appetizers.


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 like hummus, and I would even eat a rice cake if you put an avocado on it. It only makes sense that I’d love the two together. Plus, the beans 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.

To accompany the dip, I got the “Everything” Pretzel Crisps. I’ve bought several variations of Pretzel Crisps before, so this sponsorship opportunity was perfect. It was the first time I’d eaten them with hummus. They were a nice change from my typical corn chips or pita bread.

Heather is the creator and editor of The Lovely Cupboard, a blog that boasts incredible and delectable recipes. For more recipes from Heather and The Lovely Cupboard team, visit TheLovelyCupboard.com

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Article updated on: July 26th, 2012

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