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Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

This Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro recipe is the exact reason I started Burnt Macaroni. Before writing and experimenting with food, I never even tried hummus let alone make it. I am definitely a texture eater, so hummus was never on my radar.  My idea of a good dip was french onion dip from a pre-made soup packet.  Don’t get me wrong, that is still one of my favorites but there is no comparison to a well-made hummus!

My idea of a good dip was french onion dip from a pre-made soup packet.  Don’t get me wrong, that is still one of my favorites but there is no comparison to a well-made hummus!

But because of this food blog, I am making and trying new foods I couldn’t even comprehend years ago. And wouldn’t you know it, I think this recipe is one of my favorites!

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

The star of this recipe is definitely the avocado. I used two perfectly ripe avocados.

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

I had never made hummus before either, so this was a great recipe to learn to make hummus. The hummus part of this recipe is very traditional with all of the traditional hummus ingredients…chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice and garlic.

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

I pulsed this in the food processor for 2 minutes exactly (I timed it:)). This gave it a perfect creamy texture.

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

Now to the good stuff — I added the avocado with salt, pepper and cumin and pulsed for another 2 minutes.

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

Look how creamy this hummus looks!

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I finished it off with some more olive oil on top sprinkled with cilantro and red pepper flakes.

I love this recipe so much I would tell you to run to the store and pick up these ingredients immediately!

And because the hummus is so creamy, it’s perfect with tortillas, red peppers, cucumbers or any other vegetable. I even used Doritos with this hummus.  I also love the idea of spreading this Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro on a flour tortilla.  You can roll it up and cut it like a pinwheel and serve with toothpicks as an appetizer.

Enjoy!

Creamy Avocado Hummus with Cilantro

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 can Chick Peas 15 oz
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Tahini
  • 3 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cumin
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice and garlic for 2 minutes
  2. Add avocados, cumin, salt and a good sprinkle of fresh ground pepper to the food processor and pulse for another 2 minutes
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl, add olive oil, cilantro and a pinch of red pepper flakes to the top for serving
  4. Enjoy

Recipe Notes

This recipe was inspired by Cooking Classy. I love this recipe so much especially with some fresh vegetables. It's also perfect on a flour tortilla for lunch.

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As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

18 Comments

  • Vincent
    06.20.16 at 11:29 am

    Amazing! Loved how easy you made this look. Photos and instructions are great!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Vincent — it’s really easy!

      Reply
  • Madeline
    06.20.16 at 2:40 pm

    hummus is one of my favorite snacks, and obviously avocados are the best vegetables out there (or are they a fruit…?). Either way, this looks amazing!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Madeline

      Reply
  • Leah
    06.20.16 at 3:07 pm

    I love the combo of flavors in this hummus! Sounds like a lovely, refreshing dip!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:25 pm

      It really is Leah!

      Reply
  • Kristen Kavan
    06.20.16 at 4:55 pm

    this looks amazzzing! I love anything avocado, added to hummus, thats all I neeed!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:25 pm

      I completely agree Kristen!

      Reply
  • Leila
    06.20.16 at 5:07 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious! Unfortunately, hubby is allergic to avocado,but I will try the recipe sans avocado!!

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    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:26 pm

      Its a great hummus by itself too Leila:)

      Reply
  • Kasee @ Shivers + Crickets
    06.20.16 at 5:30 pm

    YUMMY! Hummus is one of my favorites. I will definitely be pinning this one for later 🙂

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:26 pm

      Yay! Thanks Kasee!

      Reply
  • Katherine T
    06.20.16 at 7:57 pm

    Mixing avocado and hummus sounds delish!

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    • Chris
      06.20.16 at 8:26 pm

      You will love it Katherine!

      Reply
  • courtney
    06.21.16 at 9:26 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious and it combines my three favourite foods so it is a no brainer!

    La Belle Sirene

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    • Chris
      06.23.16 at 10:21 am

      Mine too Courtney! I hope you enjoy it:)

      Reply
  • Ruthie Ridley
    06.22.16 at 1:09 am

    Avocado + cilantro in hummus?!?! Yes please!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.23.16 at 10:21 am

      You’ll love it Ruthie!

      Reply

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