Avocado Hummus
Avocado Hummus Photo courtesy of Farmshop

Hummus and guacamole are our go-to dips for everything from vegetable crudités to pita crisps. But we’d never considered blending elements of each recipe together until we discovered Farmshop Restaurant & Market’s avocado hummus. Chef-owner Jeff Cerciello’s California-inspired recipe is silky and light and combines everything we love about hummus and guacamole into a lovely pale-green dip. Make it tonight and you’ll have an appetizing snack waiting to curb your post-work hunger for days.

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Makes 4 to 6 servings (about 2 cups)
Start to Finish: 40 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup canola oil

2 garlic cloves

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 cup cooked chickpeas

3 tablespoons tahini

¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish

¼ cup small ice cubes

Salt

1½ ripe avocados, halved and pitted

Sea salt

Directions

1. In a small saucepan, bring the canola oil and garlic to a very slow simmer over low heat. Simmer gently until the garlic is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the garlic and either discard the oil or save it for another use.

2. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment, combine the garlic with the juice of half the lemon and the mustard. Pulse until smooth. Add the chickpeas and, with the motor running, drizzle in the tahini, then ½ cup of the olive oil. Add the ice cubes and pulse until smooth. Season with salt and transfer the chickpea mixture to a medium bowl.

3. Add the avocado and remaining lemon juice to the bowl of the food processor. Pulse while drizzling in the remaining ¼ cup olive oil until smooth. Season with salt, then transfer to the bowl and fold into the chickpea puree.

4. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt before serving with desired accompaniments.

Finishing Touches

It's the details that count! Try these tips

  • Try a nontraditional garnish like pomegranates and nigella seeds (featured above), cucumbers and pistachios, or crab and lemon for a fresh new flavor. 

  • Storage advice: The hummus will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.

  • The chef suggests serving the hummus with Rustic Bakery Flatbreads, which are available at the Farmshop market and online.

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