Spicy Avocado Hummus

Spicy Avocado Hummus

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.

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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.

Spicy Avocado Hummus

5.0 from 4 reviews
Spicy Avocado Hummus
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Serves: 5-6
  • 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
  1. Add all ingredients in a food processor, fitted with blade. Whirl away until smooth.
  2. To serve, top hummus with garbanzo beans, fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, olive oil, or a combination of them all.


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    This looks so delicious! I’m going to have to try making it myself. Thanks for sharing!

    Cristin Wondergem

    I love how fast and easy this is. I love to cook and I love hummus and I have no idea why I haven’t ever made any of my own! Thanks for sharing! I now have some motivation to do so with your tasty recipe!

    Kristina Padgett

    Two amazing things… hummus and avocados! Ah, this looks wonderful 🙂


    This hummus looks like the best flavor combo!


    Yum, I can’t wait to try this out! I have had a spicy avocado hummus before and am looking forward to making it myself. I just started the Whole 30, but I now have something aside from sweets to look forward to eating when it’s over!


    For starters, your pictures are beautiful! I love the title. This looks amazing and seems simple to make. I will definitely try this out.


    This is a definite must try! I love hummus and avocado so it’s a win win!

    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    Beautiful photos! My mother-in-law and her husband are all about hummus (and spicy!) – I’ll be sure to forward them this recipe!

    Mimi Rose

    I’ve been enjoying this great little jalapeño hummus this week that has a bit of a kick – spicy avocado hummus sounds just as good!! I really want to try and make this, I love love love spicy hummus/dips in general.


    I absolutely love homemade hummus! So many ways to vary the ingredients to incorporate different flavors. Will definitely try a jalapeno in my next batch.

    Jennifer L. } Modern Chic

    Oh I love this recipe! I’d love to make this avocado hummus as a spread on a veggie panini. Thanks for the great recipe!


    I love everything about this, especially that it’s spicy. And cool way to top it with the avocado pit. 🙂

    Raina Elegado

    Omg hummus AND avocado?! Two of my fave things! I’ll have to make this! 🙂

    Xo Raina

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