Hummus just got a lot healthier! By adding the creamy super food avocado your hummus will also be a lot tastier too! Not only are avocados filled with about twenty vitamins and minerals, including potassium, lutein, folate, Vitamins B, C and E, they also are low in sugar and contain fiber too! Yes, they are high in fat…..but it’s the good monounsaturated fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol. Avocados, also known as the Alligator Pear, because of it’s pear-like shape and leather-like outer skin, are ripe when their skin has turned dark green or black, yield to gentle pressure from your thumb and feel slightly soft. So go ahead, make your hummus healthier and tastier!
1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and rough chopped
1 clove garlic, rough chopped
1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
3 Tbs. + 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
2 Tbs. lime juice
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped grape or cherry tomatoes
1 Tbs. minced red onion
1 tsp. chopped cilantro
1. In food processor combine chickpeas, avocado, garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, 3 Tbs. olive oil, lime juice and kosher salt. Process until smooth. Transfer to serving dish.
2. Combine tomatoes, red onion, chopped cilantro and remaining 1 tsp. olive oil. Arrange tomato mixture on top of hummus.
Makes 2 1/2 cups.