Spicy Avocado Hummus

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spicy avocado hummus recipe
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If hummus and guacamole had a baby, it would be this recipe for spicy avocado hummus. The only question is pita or tortilla chips?


4 cups canned chickpeas, drained

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 avocado—halved, pitted and peeled

3 tablespoons tahini

1 jalapeño, chopped

1 garlic clove

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers or chopped vegetables, as desired for dipping


1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, avocado, tahini, jalapeño and garlic.

2. Puree until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cayenne.

3. Serve with your choice of chips, crackers and veggies.

Nutrition Facts
  • 182 calories

  • 9g fat

  • 22g carbs

  • 7g protein

  • 3g sugars

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