All the flavors of guacamole and hummus are combined into one delicious and gluten-free dip in this Avocado Lime Hummus!
Who likes hummus? Who likes guacamole? If you answered yes to both then I have the perfect mash-up of these two flavors all combined into one delicious dip, Avocado Lime Hummus! It might sound a little strange, but it’s actually the perfect combination.
The flavors of guacamole are what you will first notice in the hummus. Avocado, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Then because this is a mash-up quite literally there is a can of garbanzo beans and a little olive oil to give it that thick, creamy hummus quality. The beans also add a good amount of healthy protein making this dip perfect for snacking, spreading on a sandwich or wrap, or even dolloping on top of a burrito bowl like you would with guacamole.
The Avocado Lime Hummus is not only delicious, but a quick and easy appetizer to throw together at the last minute. All of the ingredients are added to a blender or food processor and puréed until smooth, or a little less if you like your hummus on the chunkier side. I chose not to use tahini in this hummus and less olive oil because that’s how I normally make my hummus, not to mention the avocado adds plenty of healthy fat, flavor, and richness.
This hummus is gluten free, vegetarian, and a perfect option to put out at a party. Instead of serving the hummus with tortilla chips like you would with guacamole, or pita chips like you would with hummus, I decided to use a box of Blue Diamond Flax Seed and Multi-Seed Artisan Nut Thins. The crackers are crisp, full of nutty and seedy flavor, and seasoned with just the right amount of salt. They hold up well when you dip them into the hummus and you won’t lose half the cracker when you pull it out (I hate when that happens). Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins compliment this guacamole inspired hummus perfectly not only with flavor, but also because they too are gluten free. Cheers to this healthy, mash-up hummus that everyone can enjoy!
- 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 avocado, peeled and pit removed
- 1 1/2 limes, juiced
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1/4-1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Blue Diamond Artisan Flax and Multi-Seed Crackers for serving.
In a blender or food processor add all of the ingredients reserving 1/4 cup of the water. Purée the mixture until smooth adding in more water if the hummus is too thick.Serve the hummus with crackers.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
Thanks to Blue Diamond Nut Thins for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions are my own.