Hummus or Houmous is an Egyptian dip or spread made from cooked and pureed chickpeas with tahini, olive oil ; flavoured with garlic or lemon. Nowadays there are many variations created by innovation with various colour and flavour. I have already shared normal hummus with garlic, and another variation Roasted bell pepper hummus in my blog earlier. Will share other variations soon.

Avocado hummus gets green colour from the avocados and tastes really nice and slightly creamy. It adds more nutrition to the hummus and adds volume too. Easy to prepare dip for a vegetable platter or tortilla chips or crackers. Best spread for any flat breads like Khubz or Pita bread. You could spread this hummus inside the flat bread and fill with chopped vegetables of choice or cooked meat or salads.

Hummus with avocado

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: Egyptian
Serves: 1 and 1/2 cups

Ripe Avocado-2
Chickpeas/ chana, dried/tinned- 1 cup
Garlic cloves-3 big
Tahini sauce/ sesame paste- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Lemon juice- a squeeze
Olive oil- 3 tablespoon
Salt- to taste
Chilli flakes- big pinch (optional)

Quick and easy hummus

  • If you use dried chickpeas soak the chickpeas for 6 hours or overnight and pressure cook with some salt for about 3 whistles. Once the pressure releases open the pressure cooker and allow to cool.
  • In a blender jar or food processor add the drained chickpeas, garlic cloves, tahini sauce, lemon juice and olive oil. Blend well to make a smooth paste. Add little chickpea cooked water if you find difficulty while grinding.
  • Cut the avocado and discard the seed. Scoop out the flesh using a spoon.
  • Add the avocado flesh and blend well to make a fine paste.
  • Transfer the hummus on a bowl and make a depression inside using the backside of the spoon and drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle chilli flakes on top.
  • Serve with pita bread, vegetable platter, crakers or tortilla chips.
  • Refrigerate immediately after preparation.
  • Notes: If i have only one avocado i used to remove half of the plain hummus and then add the avocado and blend well. I will get hummus with 2 colour and flavour.

Green Hummus recipe

Avocado hummus