Avocado Cilantro Hummus

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Author Notes: A creamy, light, yet slightly thicker hummus made of chickpeas, avocado, a heckuva lot of cilantro and love. Takes 5 to 10 minutes, max. Meghan Bollenback


Makes 3 cups

  • 15.5 ounces canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 Haas avocados, save the pit from one
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems and all
  • Juice of 2 small or 1 large lemons
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash low-sodium soy sauce (optional)
  1. Rinse and drain the beans and place in the base of a food processor. Slice avocados in half and scoop out the inside pulp of one full, and one half of another avocado. Add to the beans. Save the pit of one of the avocados and place to the side.
  2. Add the garlic, cilantro and lemon juice to the processor/blender and cover. Blend or puree until mostly combined -- the mixture will be a little chunky at this step.
  3. With the processor running, stream in the olive oil by removing the top part of your processor or blender. Then, add in the water 1 Tablespoon at a time until reaching a smooth consistency. It took me about 4 Tablespoons, but you may be ok with just 3.
  4. Add in all seasonings from salt to soy sauce if using. Puree for another 30 seconds until well combined and then scoop hummus into a bowl or serving dish. It tastes great if you serve right away, but I recommend refrigerating this for about 30 minutes e. To prevent browning during storage, place the saved avocado pit into the center of the dip and press plastic wrap directly on top, removing any air bubbles. Will refrigerate for up to 5 days.

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