Avocado Hummus

by Kiran on March 15, 2013 · 114 comments

in Appetizer, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Hello Friday!!

Another week just flew by. For a homemaker like me, it doesn’t make any difference. I’d still be cooking and slaving over the stove all week long.

And without pay. Hmmm..


The only solace I get once in a while is from healthy, easy and satisfying recipes like avocado hummus. No slaving over hot stove, or chopping until my cuticles turns into a hideous mess.

Just throw in a bunch of fresh ingredients into my trusty food processor, whirl it away, and I’m done for at least the “snacking” portion of the day.


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  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 very riped avocado, sliced
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Serve it up with pita chips or toast!


  1. Add all ingredients in a food processor, fitted with blade. Whirl away until smooth.
  2. To serve, top hummus with fresh sliced avocados, chopped cilantro, drizzle of olive oil with toasted garlic and garbanzo beans.



I’m trying to end this post but the Husband is distracting me with his business plans!! What should I do? Listen to him intently, or tell him to shush it and we’ll discuss later?

Priorities.. priorities..

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those celebrating! saint_patricks_day01

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Hummus is a daily snack for me… love your avocado version!
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2 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Laura — thank you. It’s addictive!


3 Rosa March 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

A great idea and scrumptious looking hummus! I’ll have to try that soon.




4 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Rosa — thank you my friend, and I hope you get to try it soon!


5 dassana March 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

both hummus and avocado are a fav… so this is a must try recipe for me.
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6 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Dassana — give it a go, then!


7 The Squishy Monster March 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

I’ve been a long time believer of avocado + cilantro and this just sounds amazing! Perfectly green for St. Patty’s day, too =)


8 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

TSM — thank you my friend :)


9 Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks March 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Looks so good! Your pictures are fantastic :)
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10 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Shea — thank you so much!


11 Gourmantine March 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Stunning photos as usual Kiran, I especially like the second one!
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12 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Gourmantine — thank you my friend :)


13 simi March 15, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Love the color and the texture, every time we have a potluck my friends want me to get hummus and am kind of bored getting the same 2-3 kinds i make, this seems like sth they will love !!
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14 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Simi — I hope you friends would like this version. Avocado’s tend to brown as time flies, just keep that in mind :)


15 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

My two favorite sandwich spreads combined into one :)
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16 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Matt — :D


17 Suzanne March 15, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I like the idea of avocado hummus since I love avocados. I was lucky enough as a kid to have a avocado tree growing in my backyard, my Dad loved his fruit trees :).
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18 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Suzanne — aaahhhh, I would love an avocado tree :)


19 Honey What's Cooking March 16, 2013 at 12:21 AM

such a great recipe… love the combination of chickpeas and avocado.. avocado just about makes everything tastier. Great photos! Did you know the average salary for a homemaker is at least 120000 USD! :-)
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20 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Honey — I’d take that salary in a heartbeat :D


21 Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition March 16, 2013 at 12:49 AM

My two favorite foods combined :) This looks SO good, especially on toast. By the way, your photography is gorgeous (as always!)
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22 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Sunnie — thank you so so much :)


23 Denise @ Creative Kitchen March 16, 2013 at 11:03 AM

I’m bookmarking this one Kiran!! Perfect for our daniel fast right now. Mmm!!
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24 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Denise — I hope you enjoyed this recipe with the family! ps: I just googled about “daniel’s fast. So interesting, thanks for sharing :)


25 Abi March 16, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Chickpeas & avacados great combination of proteine & omega 3. Very healthy innovation
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26 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Abi — thank you!!


27 CCU March 16, 2013 at 2:56 PM

What a delicious twist on hummus my friend :D

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28 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

CCU — thank you my friend :)


29 Shut Up & Cook | The Attainable Gourmet March 16, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Love the idea of this! Healthy, protein rich, not super labor intensive. A good snack to keep in the fridge.
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30 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 10:09 PM

SUC — Ditto!


31 ashley - baker by nature March 16, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I could eat this every-single-day!
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32 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Ashley — me too!


33 Carolyn Chan March 16, 2013 at 11:08 PM

That looks so delicious and it’s just so good for you as well !
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34 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Carolyn — so true, and thank you!


35 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com March 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Avocado hummus – yum! Lovely recipe – I always look for more ways to use avocados in recipes other than guacamole or salads.
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36 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Julia — I’m a huge avocado fiend too!


37 Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com March 17, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Yum! Two of my very favorite things, combined in one dip-able dish! Thanks for the recipe!


38 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Elizabeth — and thanks for commenting :)


39 Maria March 17, 2013 at 5:53 AM

Lovely recipe will try your version :)
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40 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Maria — thank you and keep me posted on the results :)


41 Angie@Angie's Recipes March 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

This is my favourite too!
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42 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Angie — :)


43 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef March 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM

I love love love hummus but I’ve never put avocado in it. This looks yummy.
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44 Kiran March 20, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Maureen — try it, you’ll love it :)


45 TasteofBeirut March 17, 2013 at 11:56 AM

This is so neat! this past week, I was all ready to try a hummus recipe with avocado `i had clipped from a magazine here called fatafeat; i never got around to it, so `i am glad now `i have another version to try out; yours sounds wonderful! and your photos are so beautiful, always!


46 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Joumana — thank you so much! And I hope you get to try this recipe soon :)


47 Kathryn March 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

I love how you’ve combined two of my favourite things in such a tasty and healthy snack!
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48 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Kathryn — thank you!


49 Giulia March 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. You have a wonderful blog and amazing photos! I’ll be back for sure.


50 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Giulia — oh, thanks for stopping by as well :)


51 Karen (Back Road Journal) March 17, 2013 at 1:46 PM

I love the look of your hummus…I’ll put this out at my next party.
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52 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:51 AM

Karen — thank you so much! Hope you’ll enjoy serving it to your guests :)


53 Mallika March 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Stunning photos as usual Kiran, I absolutely loved the one with the wooden tray in hand! Lovely and Beautiful too!
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54 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Mallika — thanks! Credit goes to the Husband for being the “hand model” :)


55 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 17, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I love hummus, and I love avocado, so I have no doubt that I would love avocado hummus. Yum!
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56 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 1:15 AM

Amanda — thank you so much, friend :)


57 Nancy/SpicieFoodie March 17, 2013 at 4:41 PM

It’s not a recipe, but I do love to snacking on whole grain breads with slices of tomatoes and avocados. Now that I have your recipe this might become my favorite no-cooking recipe. Thanks for sharing Kiran, such gorgeous photos and recipe!
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58 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 1:17 AM

Nancy — you are welcome, sweets. And thanks for sharing your snack idea :)


59 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies March 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Adding avocado to hummus is a brilliant idea! My husband would love this.
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60 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Kiersten — thank you!


61 Cass @foodmyfriend March 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Printed! Love this recipe :) my two favourites. My favourite no fuss is probably just a regular hummus.. maybe with a little bit of dukkah :)
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62 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Cass — thank you and I hope you’ll devour the hummus in record time, like I did :D


63 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking March 17, 2013 at 9:31 PM

We make hummus pretty often. Now I have to try your avocado version. Thanks Kiran
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64 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Roxana — thank you and I hope you’d enjoy it!


65 Raymund March 18, 2013 at 2:33 AM

I will replace normal hummus this one anytime, nice post!
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66 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Raymund — thank you!


67 Jennifer (Delicieux) March 18, 2013 at 7:12 AM

I love hummus! Your avocado hummus looks divine!


68 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Jennifer — thanks love :)


69 cquek March 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

These look incredible!


70 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Cquek — thank you!!


71 Sophie March 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM

A while ago, I did a similar post & I knew that you loved it too! I see you updated my recipe with a lovely twist! :) Yummm!


72 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Sophie — I forgot about your recipe, need to revisit but thanks for sharing too :)


73 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) March 18, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Beautiful Kiran! Does the avocado hummus turn brown like Guacamole does?


74 Kiran March 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Alyssa — yes, it does after some time. gobble it up, fast!!


75 amy @ fearless homemaker March 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

What gorgeous pictures! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a pretty hummus. I could go for some for a snack right now! =)


76 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Amy — thank you so much!!


77 Hannah March 19, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Hummus is a staple in our house and I love your twist here with avocado. It looks so very tempting and I’ll be making a batch quite soon. Thanks for sharing!


78 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Hannah — thank you for trying it soon :)


79 Nathan March 19, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I cannot contain my excitement for this recipe! I’ve been trying so hard to eat better. This literally has everything I could want in a snack. I bought Health On Your Plate this week.. it got me determined to at least soak and cook my beans ahead of time, so many bad preservatives in canned stuff. I will have to take the time out for this recipe, though! Thanks!!!!


80 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Nathan — welcome to Recipebox and thanks for the lovely comments and sharing your eating journey with us. I don’t like utilizing beans out of can either. The key is to soak it overnight, rinse with fresh cold water the next day and cook it to desired softness. I’m sure a slow cooker would be pretty handy here. Good luck and let me know how it tastes :)


81 Your Cookery Book March 19, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Me and Neil both loves hummus dip. Thanks for the another hummus recipe.

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82 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

YCB — I hope you both would enjoy this hummus version :)


83 Asmita March 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM

I love avocados and this looks so yummy!
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84 Kiran March 21, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Asmita — thank you my dear :)


85 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings March 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I just had guacamole for 3 days straight – just to finish the bag of avocados we had here at home. I wish I would have seen your hummus recipe earlier so that I could have changed it up a bit!


86 Kiran March 31, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Jen — make it as soon as you up your avocado supplies ;)


87 Charul @ Tadka Masala March 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM

My idea of easy-peasy snack is bhel. I know that involves chopping.. but then thats what I love the most. :)
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88 Kiran March 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Charul — chopping is so therapeutic :)


89 Cheryl March 30, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Thanks for this recipe.Looking forward to trying it on the morrow.


90 Kiran March 31, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Cheryl — my pleasure and I hope you enjoyed it :)


91 marla April 5, 2013 at 12:03 AM

WOW girl, this hummus is not only beautiful but I bet it tastes amazing! Must try asap :)
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92 Kiran April 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Marla — aww, thanks a lot my dear. Your sweet comment made my day! And I hope you enjoy trying this recipe :)


93 Liz May 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Want to make this recipe for my friends Cinco De Mayo party tonight, how do you suppose I cook the chick peas? Thank you!


94 Kiran May 4, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Hi! Soak the beans for a few hours. Cooking time would depend on how long you soak it for. If u soak it for 2 hours, it might take you between 1 to 2 hours to cook it on the stove. Pressure cooker would take a few minutes if you have one. Make sure it’s cooked till soft in order to blend. Have fun & Happy Cinco de Mayo!


95 Erin July 3, 2013 at 11:36 AM

This seems like it would be delicious. I’ve been seeing so many different ways to use avocado lately. Somebody recently made an avocado pesto to put on pasta. I’m adding this to the list of things I need to make!

xx Erin


96 Kiran July 11, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Erin — thanks and I hope you’ll enjoy it! let me know how it tastes.

Avocados are so versatile. I’ve seen ice creams, cookies, cakes etc. There’s so many use of it, apart from regular guac :D


97 Ruxandra July 14, 2013 at 7:35 AM

Love it! I’m a huge hummus fan and I’m definitely going to try this soon. I also featured it on my latest post New Ways to Eat Avocado | 10 Savory and Healthy Avocado Recipes. My readers loved it too!
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98 Kiran July 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Ruxandra — thank you so much for linking and i hope you’d try this recipe. it’s so delish :)


99 Selma December 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Have been looking for a similar recipe for some time now and this looks perfect! Cannot wait to try it once my avocados are ripe
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100 Lucy March 18, 2014 at 12:12 PM

What beautiful pictures! I am adore avocado – will definitely try this recipe.
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101 Sophie33 March 18, 2014 at 1:32 PM

I also love to make avocado hummus, your looks just stunning & is vibrant green,…pure deliciousness too. ☺️
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102 Sophie33 March 18, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I also love to make avocado hummus, your looks just stunning & is vibrant green,…pure deliciousness too. ☺️

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103 Shehla February 19, 2015 at 10:48 PM

Oh, wow. That hummus looks incredible… I’ve only just tried making a very basic hummus, but I need to try this out soon. I love the ingredients in this!
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104 ana March 24, 2015 at 11:32 AM

i really enjoy scrolling throgh your blog, well done, everything is so beautiful and appealing, one quiestion about the avocado hummus, can i store the leftovers or will it brown?


105 ana March 24, 2015 at 11:33 AM

nvm.but awesome recipe!


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