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Make this delicious, creamy Avocado Hummus for your next party or just as a healthy snack !

Good Morning! I hope you had a nice weekend! Chicago had beautiful weather this weekend and we spent most of it planting our garden.

Garden - Avocado Hummus post

Mint - Avocado Hummus post

Garden pic - Avocado Hummus post

We are a little late to the game because of our trip to Europe but it is up and running growing.  We also bought my son a water table to play with in the backyard. If you are a mom of a toddler I recommend you run out and buy one of these for the summer months.  It is great entertainment for the kids while you get yard work done or maybe relax on the porch with a nice, cold drink and some Avocado Hummus and chips. 😉

Will and water table - Avocado Hummus post

Avocado Hummus

If you remember a little while back I shared a recipe for White Bean and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip that was a hit in my household.  The creaminess of white beans pairs great in dips and is healthy.  Now that we are moving to hotter days in Chicago (thank god!) I make a lot of quick and easy dips, like this Avocado Hummus, to snack on while we are relaxing on the back porch.

Avocado Hummus recipe

Now don’t get me wrong I love plain old guacamole and could probably eat it every day if it was put in front of me.  But in the spirit of trying new things I thought I would whip up a batch of this Avocado Hummus that I have been eyeing up from Giada De Laurentis (I love her recipes).  While this isn’t the traditional hummus with tahini (the kind I grew up with), it is a creamy dip made using cannellini beans along with avocado, lime juice, garlic, arugula and flat leaf parsley.  It is a great alternative to your normal guacamole and very creamy, like hummus.

Avocado Hummus blended

We ate this dip with tortilla chips but I think it would also taste great with pita chips or maybe even crackers.  We used the leftovers to spread on sandwiches throughout the week which was delicious and a great way to spice up your everyday sandwich.

Avocado Hummus dip

The nice thing about dips like this is they are customizable.  Giada used lemon in her recipe (while I used lime).  You could add a little bit of onion, or maybe use cilantro instead of the parsley.  That is the beauty of dips like this—you can make them your own and tailor them to your tastes. This Avocado Hummus is perfect as an appetizer or a snack anytime!

Avocado Hummus spread

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Avocado Hummus

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip

Description

A creamy, healthy appetizer mixing avocado, cannelini beans, arugula, parsley and lime. Makes a great snack or spread on a sandwich.


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Ingredients

  • 115oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large avocado, seeded and peeled, chopped into small sections
  • 1/2 cup packed arugula
  • 1/3 cup fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, stems removed
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1/2 of a lime, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, extra to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, extra to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (more for creamier consistency)

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine beans, arugula, avocado, parsley, lime juice and zest, garlic, salt and pepper. Pulse the mixture until it is coarsely chopped.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil while processing until the mixture becomes creamy. Add more olive oil if necessary to get to the consistency you want.
  3. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with pita chips, crackers or chips or spread it on a sandwich.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container.

Recipe slightly adapted from Giada de Laurentis 

Julia

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

Monday 27th of May 2013

This looks delicious - like a guacamole/hummus hybrid. Love!

Julia

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Thanks Amanda! Two of my favorite things!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Call me crazy but I might like this more than regular hummus! Always looking for new avocado recipes for my crazy green love obsession.

Julia

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

I think you would like this one!

Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Yum! This looks so good, I think I'm going to make it this weekend for the Memorial Day party. Never thought of putting avocado in the hummus. I'm a big fan of Giada too, in fact just posted a recipe of hers today. :) Thanks for the recipe! Pinning.

Julia

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Thanks Krista! This was my first time having it and we will be making it again. It is great as a sandwich spread too!

I am heading over to check your recipe now! Love Giada!

Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

I need more dips/snacks like this in my life! This looks delish!

Julia

Wednesday 22nd of May 2013

Thanks Lauren!

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