With the perfect combination of avocado and chickpeas, this homemade hummus pops with the flavours of lemon and fresh basil.
With winter (or hibernation season) now behind us, there are so many get-togethers. Whether it’s barbeques, picnics, or family gatherings, you always need to have a few go-to dishes. Avocado Basil Hummus is a great addition to any party. It’s super easy to make and it’s truly a crowd pleaser. With a delicious mix of avocado and hummus, Avocado Basil Hummus is rich and creamy with pops of lemon and fresh basil flavour.
Even though it’s made with avocado, Avocado Basil Hummus definitely does not have a guacamole flavour. Instead, the avocado perfectly replaces oil in traditional hummus recipes. It adds a distinct and fresh flavour that’s amplified by the fresh basil, lemon and garlic.
Chickpeas are super healthy. They’re high in protein, fibre, calcium and copper, which helps your hair and skin stay healthy and beautiful. Avocados are also high in fibre, healthy fats and a variety of vitamins and minerals. This fruit is so healthy, it should come with a label saying, “Super delicious and fabulous for your hair and skin.” Basically, eating Avocado Basil Hummus is the tastiest part of any beauty routine.
Avocado Basil Hummus is super simple to make, especially when you use canned chickpeas. Once they are drained and rinsed, the chickpeas are ready to eat. What’s easier than that?
Before throwing all of the ingredients in the food processor, I like to sauté the garlic first. Garlic is a great addition to any hummus, but it can sometimes be a little strong and overpowering. Sautéing the garlic softens its strong flavours and gives it a gentler, nuttier taste, which truly enhances the overall hummus.
You can serve Avocado Basil Hummus with a topping of chickpeas, paprika or even a drizzle of oil. Whichever way you serve it, this hummus is sure to please.
Avocado Basil Hummus
With a rich and creamy flavour, this hummus is the perfect combination of avocados and chickpeas. Adding in fresh basil, lemon and garlic give it a savoury and tart pop of flavour that’s sure to please. This quick and easy dip is perfect for barbeques, picnics or family gatherings.
- 1 (19 ounce) can of chickpeas
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons plain fat free Greek yogurt
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- In a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic for 2 minutes. Set aside.
- Drain and rinse chickpeas. Reserve a few chickpeas for the top of the hummus.
- In a food processor, add chickpeas, avocado, lemon, yogurt, garlic, basil and paprika. Puree until it is creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed.
- Top with chickpeas, paprika or even a drizzle of oil. Refrigerate or serve immediately.
If you love dips, you may also enjoy Skinny Homemade Hummus
Have you tried Avocado Basil Hummus? What’s your favourite dip?