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.



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

    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!

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

  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!!

    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!!