Fresh California Avocado Hummus is simple to prepare, creamy and a delicious change from classic hummus recipes.
California Avocado Hummus
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|2||ripe, Fresh California Avocados*, peeled and seeded|
|1||(15-oz. can) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained|
|1||large cloves garlic, minced|
|1||Tbsp.||fresh lemon juice|
|2||Tbsp.||avocado or extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for garnish, optional|
|1/2||tsp.||salt, or to taste|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Dice half the avocado and set aside.
- Mash remaining avocado, garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt together until smooth. (May also puree in blender or food processor.)
- Gently stir diced avocado into hummus mixture.
- Drizzle with avocado or olive oil if desired; serve.
Serving Suggestion: Mold into a 2-cup ring mold lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Unmold onto a serving platter, drizzle with avocado or olive oil and sprinkle with chopped flat leaf parsley. Serve with toasted pita chips or carrot chips.
Beverage Pairing: Enjoy with a full-bodied red wine.
*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.
Vitamin A 63 (IU); Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 24 mg; Iron 0.9 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 47 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4%