2013 – Gluten Free Living
Do you like guacamole? Do you like hummus? Well I love both and the combination of guacamole and hummus is unbelievable! Lots of avocados with juicy tomatoes, cilantro, and diced green chilies are added to hummus ingredients which provide an incredible array of flavors that are heavenly. For those of you who enjoyed my Pumpkin Hummus, Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus, Paprika Hummus Dip, or Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus, here’s another fabulous hummus recipe you’re sure to enjoy. I serve all my hummus recipes with vegetable dippers as you can see from the pictures, and this recipe is no exception. Even though you can serve Guacamole Hummus with tortilla chips, pita bread dippers, bagel chips, crackers or anything along that line, I’ve featured mine with sugar snap peas, zucchini, baby carrots, and red, orange, yellow and green bell pepper strips as a way to make this delicious recipe even healthier! I’ve had my eye on a Roasted Red Pepper Hummus recipe for about 6-8 months and hopefully I’ll get around to making it soon too! But for now, I leave you with this wonderful Guacamole Hummus recipe.
A few months ago I saw this amazing looking recipe and have been wanting to try it ever since. If you have never visited Inside BruCrew Life, I highly recommend this food blog. She features a lot of great cookie and dessert recipes and the original recipe which I’ve adapted here is from her blog. I have recently started following her site on my blog reader and have pinned quite a few of her recipes. She has great stuff.
As I looked at the ingredients for Guacamole Hummus I realized it was prepared more like a guacamole with chick peas added to it, but I was looking for more of a traditional hummus with guacamole added to it. So I added two ingredients to make this more like a classic hummus recipe–tahini, which is an oil made from sesame seeds, and tamari–which is a gluten free, non-GMO, reduced sodium soy sauce. After making the hummus with the addition of these two ingredients I also decided to add two more avocados to the batch to give it more pizazz.
The results were stunning! Guacamole Hummus was, and is, simply amazing. It took my breath away the flavors were so spectacular. I took a batch of Guacamole Hummus to my neighbor’s 55th birthday bash last week and the whole bowl was gobbled down and scraped clean in nothing flat! I loved the taste of this hummus. Not only that, this recipe is healthy, low calorie, gluten free, and vegan. A win-win all around. Another great aspect about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy! You don’t have to put the ingredients through a blender. You just mash the avocados and chick peas with a fork or potato masher! I love the convenience of this recipe.
If you’re looking for a great hummus recipe for tailgate parties, special occasion parties like baby showers, or even to take to a friend’s house or your office, than look no farther than this excellent Guacamole Hummus recipe. You will be so glad you tried this out on your guests. And they will be so glad, too, when they clean the bowl down to the last drop!
Doesn’t Guacamole Hummus look wonderful? It tastes spectacular.
I like to serve my hummus recipes with vegetable dippers for a healthy, low calorie snack.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of this hummus.
All those who feasted on Guacamole Hummus at my neighbor’s 55th birthday celebration gobbled this batch of Guacamole Hummus down in no time!
Guacamole Hummus is also excellent served with tortilla chips, bagel chips, pita bread dippers, and crackers.
Here’s what I did.
You will need these ingredients plus minced garlic and a couple more avocados.
Slice avocados in half and remove pits. I usually put the pits back into guacamole because my Hispanic friends tell me it will help prevent discoloration but I didn’t do that for this recipe. Maybe next time.
I mashed four avocados.
Here is half of the mashed avocados.
Add lime juice to the mashed avocados and stir to combine.
Place rinsed and drained chickpeas on a plate.
Mash with a fork or a potato masher.
Here all the chick peas have been mashed.
Add olive oil and mix in with the mashed chick peas (garbanzo beans).
Add a teaspoon of minced garlic from a jar, or use fresh garlic.
Place mashed avocado-lime juice mixture in a mixing bowl.
Add mashed chick peas, olive oil and garlic mixture.
Add diced green onions.
Add a can of drained diced tomatoes.
Add a can of diced chilies.
This is sesame tahini. It’s an oil made from sesame seeds.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture.
Add sesame tahini.
Add fresh chopped cilantro.
Add tamari sauce.
Here I’m adding the tamari sauce.
After stirring the ingredients to combine I thought it needed more avocados so I added two more mashed avocados stirred with a little more lime juice.
Stir to combine.
This recipe was so easy to make. You don’t have to put it in a blender, you just mash the avocados and chick peas with a fork!
Guacamole Hummus is so quick and easy. This recipe was ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!
I snuck in a healthy recipe among all the cake, cupcakes, and other birthday treats and everyone loved it!
Guacamole Hummus is a very satisfying appetizer that’s great for snacks, as a side for a Tex-Mex meal, or even for lunch!
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from Inside BruCrew Life)
4 ripe avocados
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic from a jar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
4 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. sesame tahini
1 tsp. tamari
Place avocados on a plate and mash with a fork or potato masher. Stir in the lime juice. On another plate, mash the garbanzo beans. Add the oil and garlic and stir until smooth. In a bowl, combine the avocado mixture, garbanzo bean mixture, green onions, tomatoes, chilies, cilantro, sesame tahini, tamari, salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Makes about 4 cups. Refrigerate leftovers.
Guacamole Hummus tastes great on veggies. Simply add the veggies of your choice. Slather on the hummus and enjoy!
Here’s another close up so you can see the texture of this amazing dish.
You can easily make a meal of Guacamole Hummus and veggies.
This is a great after-school snack for kids too. It’s healthy, tasty and they’re getting several servings of veggies in the process.
Come join me for a bite! Or better still, make up a batch for yourself this weekend!