Avocado Hummus Recipe

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by Anne-Marie

This avocado hummus appetizer recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and filled with healthy fats and protein.

A white bowl of Avocado Hummus with blue tortilla chips.

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!

A white bowl of avocado hummus with  blue tortillas chips on a silver tray.

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.

The only other thing you need is a food processor or a high powered blender. You cannot make this hummus by hand as you want the dip to be nice and smooth.

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.

Overhead shot of avocado hummus dip in a white bowl with  blue tortillas chips on a silver tray.

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.

White bowls of avocado hummus with  blue tortillas chips on a silver tray.

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:

Avocado Dip Veggie Shooters

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spicy Cranberry Hummus

Hot Crab Spinach Dip Baked in French Bread

Easy Edamame Avocado Dip

Pumpkin Dip

Yield: 10 SERVINGS

Avocado Hummus Recipe

Looking for homemade hummus recipes? Try Avocado Hummus.

Do you love making homemade hummus recipes for parties? Your guests will enjoy Avocado Hummus with tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving time. Serve with tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

Nutrition Information:



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.

33 thoughts on “Avocado Hummus Recipe

  1. Alexa Nernberg

    I really like avacados and hummus, so I believe this is the recipe for me. I look forward to trying it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tonya

    I’ve never actually tried hummus before, but I LOVE avocado! I bet I’d really like this. Putting this recipe on my to do list!

  3. Dee Mauser

    Am I an odd ball? I have never tried hummus or avocado. I’m really intrigued to try guacamole though with chips. Sounds yummy!

  4. Jennifer Sikora

    Well hello hummus! OMG — you have two of my favorite things in this dish — avocado and hummus. They taste amazing together!

  5. Meagan

    I absolutely love hummus! I’ve never actually tried to make it on my own – going to have to try this! Plus, my husband would be all over the little kick!

  6. Lauren

    This would make a great neighbor Christmas gift. It looks easy and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it out. It’s great to hear that Pompeian is a monitored olive oil.

  7. fabiola@notjustbaked

    Adding spice to hummus is the best! I can eat hummus everyday, all day long, and this look delicious!

  8. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

    It would make a great holiday or teacher gift along with a couple cans of garbanzo beans, some sea salt and the hot sauce. for the wedding gift, if you wanted to be extravagant, you could also include the blender!


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