Whenever I am hosting a game night at our apartment, I love making homemade hummus. It takes just a little forethought and the ability to press the power button on the food processor. The plus side is, everyone thinks I’m awesome when all I really did was put the ingredients together and blend! WIN-WIN.
This Spicy Avocado Hummus is a spin on my Avocado Hummus that adds just a little kick to one of my most requested recipes. The avocado compliments the zest and deep flavor of the tahini. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. The key to good hummus is to let the flavor of chickpeas to not be overwhelmed by the lemon and garlic, and this recipe has just the right balance.
Is food a love language?! It should be.
To me, taking the time to plan a dish or meal for someone is one of the biggest actions you can do to show someone you genuinely care. Not the – I’m texting to catch up because I’m way too busy to take some time to visit you type of way. The real, no social media, no texting through dinner, I take time for you and I value you kind of love.
Cheesey I know – but time is my love language, and it is definitely reflected through food. When I want to do something special for Ryan when he has had a rough day, I whip up a batch of his favorite Avocado Hummus! When I’m having a stressful week of work full of crazy long hours, he will do the grocery shopping, cook dinner, or make sure I come home to a clean kitchen.
It really is the little things.
- 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (I used canned, and them cook them for 10 min on the stove top)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 jalepeno
- 3 tablespoon tahini
- ½ lime, juiced
- ½ lemon, juiced
- ⅓ cup fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Add all ingredients in a food processor, fitted with blade. Whirl away until smooth.
- To serve, top hummus with garbanzo beans, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, olive oil, or a combination of them all.