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Kid Friendly Avocado Hummus Cups

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 Kid Friendly Avocado Hummus Cups

Written by our friend Rachel Mathews

Summer is nearly here, and with the long, lazy days of summer comes picnics, splash-filled days at the pool, and a constant stream of hungry kids through my house.

I love having healthy, easy, yummy snacks that the kids can grab and snack on while sitting around a picnic table, on a blanket under the trees, lounging in a hammock with their friends, or while dipping their toes in cold water.

One of the tricks with grab and go snacks, is making sure that they appeal to their sense of fun and their taste-buds, while satisfying my desire for good fuel for their bodies.

This is where Avocado Hummus comes into the picture. Avocado Hummus is one of my favorite quick and easy go-to recipes for any time of year and any occasion. It’s perfect for summer snacking when paired with sliced veggies and placed containers for taking on the go!

The green color that the California Avocados lends to the hummus, paired with crisp, bright veggies and pita chips appeals to kids sense of fun, and the light addition of garlic adds just enough flavor to satisfy kids from 2 to 102. I like to sprinkle a little crushed red pepper in my Avocado Hummus, but most kid’s taste-buds aren’t quite up to that yet.

This recipe comes together in under 10 minutes, and can be served immediately, or spread into containers and prepped for later.

CALIFORNIA AVOCADO HUMMUS

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Serves: 8

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz) can cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ripe, fresh California avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. Place the beans, California Avocado, lemon juice, garlic, and kosher salt into a food processor and blend until smooth
  2. Slowly drizzle in the Olive Oil and pulse until blended
  3. Serve immediately with veggies or pita chips

To Make the California Avocado Veggie Cups

  1. Place several Tablespoons of California Avocado Hummus in the bottom of a to-go cup or container and stick your favorite dipping veggies into the hummus and off you go!
  2. My favorite veggies with this hummus are carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers, snap peas, celery, cherry tomatoes

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

Rachel Matthews

Rachel Matthews is the creator of A Southern Fairytale, a food blog and journal of her happily-ever-after with one cowboy boot wearin’, Harley ridin’, Texan Prince Charming and their two 8th generation Texan children. Since 2008, Rachel has been sharing her favorite family recipes, stories, and photographs with her growing audience. A Southern Fairytale has received accolades from Babble, Southern Living, Williams-Sonoma, to name a few. Rachel’s work with major brands includes recipe development, photography, content creation and speaking engagements.

Rachel is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.

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