Avocado Cilantro Lime Hummus | This creamy homemade avocado cilantro hummus is made with chickpeas, creamy avocado, zingy lime juice, fresh cilantro, and jalapenos. These bold flavors combine into a delicious dip that's perfect for spreading on crackers, toast or used as a base in your favorite sandwich or wrap.
I feel like this avocado lime hummus recipe is a mash up of hummus and guacamole and who am I to argue with that? Plus it's fast and easy and your food processor does all of the work so you can have avocado cilantro lime hummus whenever you want - yay for avocados!
Avocados have long been a favorite of mine and I stuff them into any recipe I can, like my over the top 10 Ingredient Avocado Toast with Feta.
I've put avocados on Breakfast bagels, Avocado Cilantro salad dressing and I've even breaded and baked avocados. I've also used avocado in desserts like a Mint Chocolate Avocado Parfait and a Cherry Chocolate Chia parfait.
The point is, avocados are versatile and if you're going to add something to hummus avocado is a great choice. You can use their creamy texture to your advantage in a velvety smooth avocado hummus.
This jalapeno cilantro hummus with creamy avocado is a boldly flavored, creamy smooth dip made with cooked chickpeas for the best texture, spicy diced jalapeno, bold and zippy lime juice and buttery soft avocado.
I like to use this avocado hummus on toast piled high with arugula, or in a wrap with lettuce, cucumber, and crispy chickpeas. It's just as good simply scooped up with my favorite tortilla chips.
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- Chickpeas - I prefer using cooked chickpeas over canned chickpeas when I'm making hummus. You can use canned chickpeas if you prefer. Use my Instant Pot Chickpeas recipe (no soaking required!) if you're making your own. Using cooked chickpeas and taking the skins off will result in a super velvety smooth hummus.
- Avocado - One ripe avocado, peeled and pitted. No need to slice it, the food processor will do the work.
- Cilantro - A bunch of cilantro, or only a little if you're not too sure about it - I love it. You can use the stems as well.
- Jalapeno - A fresh jalapeno is what gives this hummus just a little bite of spice. Skip it if you don't like spice at all. Add more if you want a spicy dip.
- Tahini - Use your favorite tahini.
- Lime juice - Fresh lime juice or bottled, it's your choice.
- Garlic - A couple of garlic cloves give hummus a great flavor.
- Olive oil - I like extra virgin olive oil for its flavor.
- Ice cubes - Adding ice cubes at the end of blending will give you the creamiest hummus!
- Salt and pepper - Add to taste
I use my Ninja Kitchen System to make hummus. I prefer using the blender jar over the food processor.
How to Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Hummus
To the bowl of a food processor, add the chickpeas first and blitz a bit to get them started. Then add everything else except for the ice and blend.
Blending the hummus will take some time, about 5-6 minutes or so depending on your food processor or blender. I use a Ninja system and I've recently switched to using the blender jar for hummus instead of the blender. It takes me about 5 minutes to fully blend the hummus, scraping the sides down 2 or 3 times.
Now add the ice cubes. Yes ice cubes. Ice causes the tahini to react. The mixture will thicken and even go a bit clumpy. Add more ice and keep blending. I add about 4 large ice cubes. You may need more or less depending on the size of your ice cubes. Blend for about 5-6 minutes, adding ice and scraping down the edges.
It's not hard work to make hummus but I think the extra blending time really makes a difference in the final texture. After adding ice, both the color and consistency lighten up considerably. The hummus almost looks whipped and will be velvety smooth.
To garnish, use the back of a spoon to push down little valleys or tunnels throughout the surface of the hummus.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle a few sliced pickled jalapenos, some pickled red onions and some torn cilantro leaves.
Enjoy your jalapeno cilantro hummus with creamy avocado on toast or in sandwiches or just by scooping it up with your favorite tortilla chips.
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Avocado Cilantro Lime Hummus
- Add everything except the ice cubes to the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 4-5 minutes or until smooth and well combined. Stop the food processor and scrape down the sides as needed.
- Add ice cubes and blend for 4-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add more ice as needed so get the consistency you like.
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This post was originally posted on May 18, 2019. Updated February 18, 2022, to provide clearer recipe information and nutritional information.
There are three tricks to making the smoothest hummus. 1. Use cooked chickpeas with the skins off, not canned chickpeas. 2. Blend it long enough, 5-10 minutes. 3. Add ice at the end instead of water.
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