Monday, March 26, 2018

Homemade Hummus with Cilantro and Avocado #hummus

I am currently obsessed with Hummus! It is so delicious and versatile to add to many dishes. I indulge in a hummus and pita chips snack a few times a week and love to find new ways to add flavor to my hummus creations.

I feel like I have mastered my Basic Hummus recipe to the texture and flavor I prefer. Some people like a silky smooth hummus while other prefer a bit of texture to theirs. Both ways are tasty but I make mine silky smooth. I achieve this easier with peeling the chickpeas and not including the skins in my recipe. It is a tedious task that takes time but worth it to me for the smooth texture.

Basic Hummus Recipe

1 can 15 oz. of organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 cup of Tahini paste ( I use Sadaf All Natural brand 100% sesame paste)
1/4 fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 garlic clove 
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoons of water
Dash of salt

Drain and rinse beans, set aside 1/4 cup of water from can to add if needed to thin hummus. Add lemon juice and water to your blender first, then add rest of ingredients on top. Blend until smooth, adding reserve water as needed to desired thickness. I use a Blendtec one that has a "dip" setting that works perfect for this. Serve in a bowl adding a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika on top.

To make the Basic Hummus into Cilantro and Avocado Hummus you will add 1/3 cup of chopped fresh cilantro, 1 1/2 ripe avocados and 1 extra tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

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