Avocado Hummus

My recent long travel spell (10 days!) brought me home with a suitcase of dirty laundry and a desire to cook my own healthy food.

Yes. You read that correctly. I am contemplating a domestic chore.

This recipe (generously given to me by my work friend, D, who can make a lot of really good things to eat) is something I occasionally make when I am forced to bring something to a potluck and can’t fake my way out of it by bringing something to drink instead.

And since this is me we’re talking about, it’s incredibly easy. 

Avocado Hummus


  • 1 (16 oz) can of garbanzo beans, drained (reserve liquid)
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/4 cup olive oil OR use the liquid from can of garbanzo beans
  • Juice of half a lemon (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (again, to taste)
  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic

Directions: Mix it all together in your food processor or blender. I like it a bit chunky, but blend to your preferred smoothness. Eat with jicama and carrot sticks, pita chips, etc. This also tastes great on a veggie sandwich.

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