California Avocado Hummus

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Preparation: 10 min, Cook Time: 0 min Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission Fresh California Avocado Hummus is simple to prepare, creamy and a delicious change from classic hummus recipes.



2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled and seeded
1 (15-oz. can) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. avocado or extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for garnish, optional
½ tsp. salt, or to taste


  1. Dice half the avocado and set aside.
  2. Mash remaining avocado, garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and salt together until smooth. (May also puree in blender or food processor.)
  3. Gently stir diced avocado into hummus mixture.
  4. Drizzle with avocado or olive oil if desired; serve.
  5. Serving Suggestion: Mold into a 2-cup ring mold lined with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Un-mold onto a serving platter, drizzle with avocado or olive oil and sprinkle with chopped flat leaf parsley. Serve with toasted pita chips or carrot chips.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly. Nutrition information per serving Calories 140; Total Fat 10 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 7 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 125 mg; Potassium 270 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein 3 g; Vitamin A 63 (IU); Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 24 mg; Iron 0.9 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 47 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06 g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4%

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