California Avocado Hummus Platter

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Total Time: 15 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 730
Total Fat 48g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 1020mg
Total Carbs 66g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 21g
Potassium 600mg

Vitamin A 14 mcg; Vitamin C 16 mg; Calcium 172 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 135 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.24 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20%; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This California Avocado Hummus Platter is a quick and easy alternative to the traditional Middle Eastern dip, highlighting the creamy nuttiness of California Avocados. A touch of sour cream makes the avocado hummus recipe extra silky.

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Serves: 4

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1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, drained and peeled Juice of 1 large lemon 1 garlic clove, smashed 1/2 cup tahini, well mixed 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt 1/4 tsp. ground cumin 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and chopped 2 Tbsp. sour cream For Serving: 4 plain or whole-wheat pitas, cut into triangles 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, (add more, if needed) 1/8 tsp. sea salt, to taste 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 handful cucumber or radish, thinly sliced (add more, to taste) 1 (10-oz.) jar meaty green olives, such as Castelvetrano to taste (optional) 1/8 tsp. cilantro, Thai basil, mint or scallions, to taste (optional) 1 lime, cut in wedges
  1. Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic clove, tahini, salt and cumin in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding the olive oil gradually, until no lumps remain.
  2. Add in the avocado and sour cream, and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. To make homemade pita chips, preheat the oven to 375 degrees f.
  4. Lay the pita triangles on two lined cookie sheets and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake until crisp and lightly golden, about 12 to 15 minutes, turning or stirring as needed.
  6. Transfer the hummus to a platter and garnish with cucumber, radish, olives, herbs, limes and pita chips.

Serving Suggestion: Along with the homemade pita chips, you can also serve the hummus with crisp vegetables, such as carrots and cucumbers, for dipping!

Beverage Pairing: Enjoy with a crisp, white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you are setting out a spread of appetizers, add a beautiful avocado rose to elevate the appeal. Or if you are looking for more casual appetizers try these California Avocado snack recipes.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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