Friday, December 28, 2012

Avocado Hummus AKA Guacammus




I was really at a loss when I made this as to what I wanted to call it. It has chick peas in it so it is kind of like a hummus, but it has avocado, Serrano pepper, and cilantro in it so it is kind of like guacamole. Actually when I made it I was craving guacamole for lunch, but knew I needed some protein. I knew I had some chick peas in the pantry so in my mind I just smooshed them together and wound up with a really tasty and healthy lunch.

I really wasn't to sure about how this would come out when I first started. But as I added all of the flavors I asked myself why I hadn't thought of this before. I love chick peas, I used to pile them on my salads when I went to salad bars. And DUH I love guacamole, well actually avocado in just about any form makes my teeter totter.

So if you are looking for a new way to have your guacamole and hummus too, give this a shot. 

P.s. Kevin came home and loved this. Wow who knew I could get him to eat healthy?



Avocado Hummus AKA Guacammus  

1 15-ounce can of chick peas, drained and liquid reserved
2 avocados, pitted and chopped
1 clove of garlic, grated or finely minced
1 Serrano pepper, finely minced
1 bunch of cilantro, roughly chopped
2 limes juiced
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
Salt and pepper
Pita wedges for serving

In a food processor combine the first 7 ingredients along with about 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid from the chick peas. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid as needed. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. 

Serve with pita wedges.

ENJOY!!




6 comments:

  1. This looks great! Pinning! It'd be nice with glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Bubbly too!

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    1. Thanks so much Martin. I am glad you like it and I always love your wine suggestions! I think I have a SB from Mccrea winery here in WA!

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  2. I was thinking of making hummus for the first time, but I think I might make your Guacammus instead! Sounds delicious! =)

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  3. First - I love this photo. It is full of life! Next, I love the addition of avocado and I love cilantro. I'm loving everything. Happy New Year!!

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    1. Thanks so much I have been trying to improve my photos! I love the fact that by mixing it with the chick peas and lime juice the avocado doesn't brown so you can enjoy this for several days :) Happy New Year to you as well!!

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