This avocado hummus appetizer recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and filled with healthy fats and protein.
Why this recipe works
Try making this Avocado Hummus recipe if you love serving homemade hummus recipes at parties. I guarantee your guests will love it!
Make a double batch of Avocado Hummus to bring to a sports watching or St. Patrick’s Day party.
That way you know you have one guilt-free dish you won’t feel bad about indulging in!
Making homemade hummus recipes is easy!
Making this spicy hummus is so easy to do that you’ll wonder why you bother buying premade hummus at the store.
All you need is often already in your pantry or refrigerator – extra virgin olive oil, a can of garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), tahini paste, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and some hot sauce.
Usually all you need to do is buy a couple of ripe avocados.
If you make a lot of dips and smoothie recipes, it’s worth buying a good blender. I have a Blendtec and love it! When my kids broke it, the company replaced the jar for free.
Spicy hummus serving ideas
Homemade hummus can be served as a dip with chips, crackers or veggie sticks.
Avocado Hummus is a fun dairy free appetizer to serve on any holiday like St Patrick’s Day.
Or serve it at a tailgating party when your favorite sports team wears green.
Sandwiches and wraps: Hummus also makes a terrific sandwich spread.
To make pinwheel sandwiches, spread it on tortillas. Then roll and slice.
Tips for making homemade hummus
What to do with leftover chickpea brine? (Known as aquafaba.) Did you know that you can make vegan meringue cookies from the chickpea brine?
So don’t throw it out! Here’s a recipe on how to do make them.
Can’t find ripe avocados? Every time I go to the store, all I find are rock hard avocados. So frustrating.
However, I’ve had better luck in the organic section. You pay more, but you get results.
I haven’t tried frozen avocados yet. (Yes, that’s available now!)
But I may try frozen the next time I can’t find any ripe avocados and want to make some avocado based dips.
Looking for more party dips?
If you’re looking for more healthy dips for your next party, check these out:
- 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large ripe avocados
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons tahini paste
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips or veggie sticks.
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally published on December 1, 2014 and Feb 22, 2018. Updated with new pictures and information.