This homemade avocado hummus is the definition of smooth and creamy. Whipped up in a food processor or blender, it only takes 15 quick minutes to make!
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This homemade avocado hummus recipe is creamy and perfect for dipping and spreading. Made with ripe avocado, chickpeas, and citrus, it’s as healthy as it is flavorful. My kids love it packed away in their lunches or after a long day of school and sports!
If you’ve never made hummus at home before, it’s as simple as throwing all the ingredients together and blending them. This makes it a wonderful candidate for a last-minute appetizer or movie night snack.
How to Make 15-Minute Avocado Hummus
Making this avocado hummus is as simple as throwing all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulsing them until they turn super creamy.
- Blend all of the Ingredients: In a food processor or high-powered blender, pulse the avocado, chickpeas, herbs, garlic, oil, lime juice, and jalapeños together. Optionally, you can add some red pepper flakes into the hummus for a kick of spice.
- Season the Hummus to Taste: Once the hummus is fully blended, season it to taste with kosher salt. Refrigerate the dip until you’re ready to serve it and enjoy!
How to Quickly Ripen Avocados
If you can’t find ripe enough avocados, here’s an easy foolproof trick. Place the hard avocados in a brown paper bag alongside a couple of apples. This might sound like a magic trick, but it’s pure science. Apples contain a plant protein called ethylene that speeds up the ripening process. By trapping the avocado and apples in a brown bag together, you can get super ripe avocados in just 2 days! If you don’t want to do the bag trick, simply leave the avocados out at room temperature. This will take longer, but works just as well.
Tips & Tricks
Here you’ll find a collection of tips and tricks to help you make the most delicious avocado hummus on the planet.
- Use ripe avocados. Ripe avocados not only have the best flavor, but they also are much easier to blend and make creamy.
- Use a food processor or high-powered blender. To get the creamiest hummus possible, enlist the help of a food processor or high-powered blender. If you don’t have either, you can use a potato masher. The hummus will be chunky, but it will still be delicious!
- Add extra red pepper flakes if you like it spicy. Adjust the amount of red pepper flakes you add according to your preferred spice level.
- Add more extra virgin olive oil to make it more creamy. If you like your hummus super creamy, add a little more extra virgin olive oil to thin it out. Alternatively, you can add some water. Just be mindful to adjust the salt.
- Add a one tbsp tahini for extra earthiness. Traditional hummus recipes call for a bit of tahini for earthiness. If you can’t go without it, feel free to add it in!
Serving Avocado Hummus
Serve avocado hummus alongside air fryer tortilla chips or air fryer potato chips for a healthy snack. It also is wonderful as a spread on a focaccia sandwich or flank steak wrap. For all you low-carb eaters out there, use it as a dip with carrot and celery sticks.
To keep leftover avocado hummus fresh for up to 2 days, store it in an airtight container or a bowl tightly covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. Additionally, keep it from turning brown by storing it with the avocado pit. Just like with guacamole, this will keep your avocado hummus greener for longer.
Will this avocado hummus turn brown like guacamole does?
Yes, this avocado hummus will eventually turn brown just like guacamole does. To prevent it from browning more quickly, add enough citrus and store it in an airtight container with the avocado pit.
Is hummus better with or without tahini?
It’s not so much whether or not hummus is better with tahini. It comes down to how authentic (all traditional Mediterranean hummus has tahini) you want your hummus to be and if you like the added earthiness ground sesame adds.
What should I dip in avocado hummus?
You can dip tortilla chips, pita chips, pita bread, crackers, or even raw veggies into avocado hummus. Just about anything you would dip into traditional hummus will work just as great with avocado hummus.
What if I can’t find ripe avocados?
If you can’t find ripe avocados, place hard ones in a brown paper bag with an apple. This trick will have them ripe in 2-3 days.
How long does avocado hummus last?
Avocado hummus stays fresh for about 2 days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. That said, it may last a little longer. The best and easiest way to gauge its freshness is whether or not it’s turned brown.
Other Tasty Avocado Recipes
- The Best Guacamole Ever – Classic, creamy guacamole
- Superfood Quinoa Kale Salad Recipe – Filling, vegetarian salad
- Arugula Caprese Salad – Arugula, tomato, avocado, and mozzarella salad
- 5-Minute Garlic Avocado Spread – Avocado spread for sandwiches or crackers
- Gather all the ingredients for the avocado hummus.
- In a food processor, blend the avocado, chickpeas, herbs, garlic, oil, lime juice, and jalapeños. If you like it on the spicier side, add a couple of shakes of red pepper flakes.
- Once the ingredients are blended, season the hummus to taste with salt.
- Keep the avocado hummus sealed in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to serve it.
Will it turn brown like avocados will??
Hey Nancy, there is a good amount of citrus that will prevent it from turning brown but I would recommend eating it within two days.
This looks insanely delicious! I always buy avocado hummus but never thought of making it at home. Plus your tips on how to ripen avocado are genius 🙂 I always just let mine sit at room temperature but next time I'm so putting them in a brown bag.
Sometimes I leave mine in the sun as well. But thats the quickest way.
I love guac but this might be a new favorite for me! And I love the tip for ripening avocado, never knew that. Thank you!
Thanks you! We do love guac but yes, hummus makes to our cheeseboards. SO good, diff kind of good! 🙂
Hummus never lasts too long in our fridge as it is everyone's favourite snack. The same goes for avocados. I love that you combined the two in this creamy avocado hummus!
Thank you! Yes, we love hummus as well. I love it when it has a spicy kick.